Warehouse design: a systematic literature review

  • Augusto da Cunha Reis Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca – CEFET/RJ; Production Engineering Department http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3200-8096
  • Cristina Gomes de Souza Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca – CEFET/RJ
  • Nayara Nogueira da Costa Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca – CEFET/RJ
  • Gustavo Henrique Cordeiro Stender Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca – CEFET/RJ
  • Pedro Senna Vieira Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca – CEFET/RJ
  • Nélio Domingues Pizzolato Catholic University of Petrópolis – UCP
Keywords: Warehouse Design, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Strategy, Literature Review, Distribution Management

Abstract

Abstract: This study proposes improving the understanding of the main aspects involved in the design of warehouses by the construction of a framework that reveals the state-of-art.  The initial research bibliography generated a framework, which was structured in three dimensions: inputs; design and implementation; and outputs. The validation of framework was accomplished through a systematic review of the literature, covering 68 articles published in the period 1999- 2015. This study covered the main aspects highlighted in the academic literature that influence the design of warehouses. Additionally, an overview of the publications based on a theoretical/empirical and a quantitative/qualitative approach was pointed out. This paper aims to contribute to both industry and academic. On the one hand, the framework aggregates value for professionals by permitting the rapid identification of variables, which must be considered in warehouse design. On the other hand, by systematizing the warehouse design area, researchers are able to identify gaps that may generate future studies. 

Author Biographies

Augusto da Cunha Reis, Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca – CEFET/RJ; Production Engineering Department

Production Engineering Department
Av. Maracanã, 229 -Maracanã-Rio de Janeiro- RJ- Brazil 20271-110
Phone: +55 (21) 2566-3179
Site: http://pppro.cefet-rj.br/

Cristina Gomes de Souza, Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca – CEFET/RJ
Production Engineering Department
Av. Maracanã, 229 -Maracanã-Rio de Janeiro- RJ- Brazil 20271-110
Phone: +55 (21) 2566-3179 
Site: http://pppro.cefet-rj.br/
Nayara Nogueira da Costa, Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca – CEFET/RJ

Mestre em Engenharia de Produção pelo DEI/PUC-Rio e Engenheira de Produção pela UEPA.

Gustavo Henrique Cordeiro Stender, Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca – CEFET/RJ

Mestre em Engenharia de Produção pelo CEFET/RJ e Engenheiro de Produção pela UNESA.

Pedro Senna Vieira, Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca – CEFET/RJ
Professor do Departamento de Engenharia de Produção CEFET/RJ - UnED Nova Iguaçu
Nélio Domingues Pizzolato, Catholic University of Petrópolis – UCP
PUC-Rio
Published
2017-12-08
How to Cite
da Cunha Reis, A., Gomes de Souza, C., Nogueira da Costa, N., Cordeiro Stender, G., Senna Vieira, P., & Domingues Pizzolato, N. (2017). Warehouse design: a systematic literature review. Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, 14(4), 542-555. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2017.v14.n4.a10