Honeycombing - recognized that a certain amount of...

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Honeycombing Honeycombing is a storage term that denotes the practice of storing and withdrawing supplies in such a manner that the empty space resulting from withdrawals is not usable for the storage of additional supply items. The "space-robbing" practice of honeycombing can be eliminated by stacking in short rows and withdrawing supplies from one row at a time. When supplies are stored in more than one location in a warehouse, withdrawals should be concentrated against one specific location until stock is exhausted, thus creating space for new receipts. The same principle applies in many respects to items stored in bin units where stock is arranged in rows thus allowing withdrawal from front to back. It is
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Unformatted text preview: recognized that a certain amount of operational honeycombing (items in small lots remaining in rows as the result of stock selection) may occur from time to time. However, operational honeycombing can be minimized through floor rearrangement or minor re-warehousing when required. The weight of the load, the characteristics of the commodity to be stacked, the floor load capacity and ceiling limitations must be taken into account in correcting honeycombing. • The Positive Effect of Removal of Honeycombing - An Example Large space is lost due to honeycombing. Notice the changes to each row and the recovered slots as honeycombing is eliminated....
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