Establish’s Warehouse Design and Layout service creates warehouse designs that maximize capacity and achieve the desired service levels while reducing operating costs. We create a design that includes not only the detailed physical layout but also an operations manual to ensure the best possible utilization. Each optimized distribution center/warehouse design and layout that we produce is customized to your specific needs. Our expert warehouse consultants have designed and implemented warehouses/distribution centers for many hundreds of clients in virtually every industry. We can help you optimize your current operation or create an efficient new warehouse/distribution center design.


  • Maximize Capacity
  • Improve Productivity

  • Minimize Capital Investment (Unless Specified)

  • Reduce Operating Costs

  • Create Flexible Solutions

  • Optimize Product Flows


Every project is different, but the five main typical deliverables are:

1. Best Practices

An audit of current processes vs. our Supply Chain Best Practices.

2. Layout Concepts

Evaluation of 2-4 different conceptual layouts and solutions.

3. Detailed Layout

A detailed layout for the chosen conceptual design.

4. Practical Plan

A hands-on implementation plan in Gantt chart format.

5. Operating Guide

Documentation of the processes and workflows of the operation.


The Establish Way


During our 42 year history, our expert supply chain consultants have completed more than 2,000 client assignments.  Our highly skilled warehousing staff have designed and implemented warehouses/distribution centers for virtually every industry with the degree of automation that exactly matches the clients’ requirements — ensuring the optimized deliverables with the appropriate ROIs.

Independent and Unbiased

Establish’s warehouse and supply chain consultants are unaligned and independent of any material handling and storage supplier or integrator.  As such, our unbiased staff will create a warehouse design that is fully customized and ideally conceived for your specific needs.

A Full-Package Solution

Establish’s warehouse design solution contains the detailed CAD based layout, a comprehensive listing of equipment and materials to be purchased – detailed to the level necessary for RFPs – and an operating manual outlining and diagramming the processes and procedures to ensure maximum operating efficiency of the new layout.

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Why establish?

Within warehousing, we are using state of the art tools and methods. Below you will find some of the more important tools.




Establish Supply Chain Best Practices™

Establish has a long track-record within warehouse design and improvementsThe case studies below are just a few examples of achievements from Establish's supply chain consultants together with clients within warehouse design and improvements.


Facility Design – Automotive Spare Parts

An automotive manufacturer needed a new facility for warranty spare parts. The project encompassed developing and evaluating three strategically different solutions, sizing and designing the layout all the way through to the implementation and start-up on time and budget.

Warehouse Redesign and Improvements for a Leading Building and Construction Material Distributor

Establish assisted a leading building and construction material distributor by redesigning their over-capacity warehouse, improving internal processes and quantifying the return on investment.

Third party logistics (3PL): Search and Selection

Establish helped a multinational animal healthcare provider consolidate its distribution operations with the search and selection of the ideal 3PL.