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Old 04-14-2009, 06:05 PM
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Default Benchmarks for Staffing Warehouses

I am trying to determine whether benchmarks exist for staffing a warehouse based on inventory value and sales for that warehouse. (eg. 1 warehouse worker per $15,000 in inventory value and $20,000 in sales or 1 warehouse worker per 500 inventory sku's) In my organization I oversee 70 different warehousing operations with inventory values ranging from approximately $10,000 to $2.5 million and sales from all of these stores exceeding $30 million annually. 26 of our stores are "unstaffed" but are overseen by a roving staff that does cycle counting, ordering and stocking.
Ken Desowitz
Director of Supply Services
City of Los Angeles
213 928-9557
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