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TM-38-400 Joint Service Manual (JSM) For Storage and Metrial Handling
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Storage Aids.
TM 38-400/NAVSUP PUB 572/AFMAN 23-210 MCO 4450.14/DLAM 4145.12
axis of the space, and extends in either direction to the
LESS THAN CARLOAD LOTS
nearest aisle.  Often two blocks of different kinds of
MOTOR TRUCK SHIPMENTS
supplies are stacked back to back in one of these large
ITEMS WHICH MUST BE SHIPPED IN
center spaces. In cases of extremely large quantities of
ORDER OF AGE
one commodity such as mat tresses, it is possible to fill
SIZE ITEMS
an entire floor area of a section and leave only the
SMALL LOTS
necessary aisles for fire protection and to get to and
move the material. FOR SAFETY REASONS, CARE
-- "What have YOU DONE or what CAN BE DONE to
SHOULD BE TAKEN IN BUILDING BLOCK STACKS
ELIMINATE or REDUCE HONEYCOMBING?"
TO MAKE THEM STABLE AND SELF-- SUPPORT
-- "What CORRECTIVE MEASURES can we take to
ING.
REDUCE HONEYCOMBING?"
(2) When stacking for medium lot storage,
one very efficient manner of stacking items in medium
lots storage is "side to back" storage adjacent to aisles.
PROPER PLANNING
By so doing, we can eliminate in many in stances, the
USE OF SHORT ROWS IN BLOCK AND
need for additional aisles or reduce the rewarehousing
SIZE STACKING
necessary to recapture bulk storage space.
USE OF SHORT ROWS ALONG EDGES OF
(3) One of the greatest problems in stacking
BLOCK STACKS
small lots is the necessity for obtaining accessibility
USE OF RACKS, BINS, BOX PALLETS
without using bulk storage areas or increasing aisle
USE OF SHORT WALL SPACE
requirements. To eliminate this, small lots should be
MINOR REWAREHOUSING-- "Floor CLEAN
stacked in shallow storage space adjacent to warehouse
UP"
walls bordering transportation aisles or side to back with
large storage blocks running parallel with aisles. Box
a. To honeycomb is to store or remove supplies in
pallets, pallet racks, or bin racks are the most
such a way that unusable areas of storage space are
convenient means of stacking this type of supplies in
created within the stack.  Bad storage and de livery
order to take full advantage of storage heights and to
methods conceivably could leave a ware house only
maintain quick accessibility to the various odd sizes,
partially occupied, yet with no space available for new
lots, or quantities of supplies stored in this manner.
storage. Preventing honeycombing is one of the most
difficult problems faced by a warehouseman; it can
7-26. Honeycombing.
occur, almost be fore he/she realizes it, in any
commodity or in any method of stacking.  Although
Cause and effect of hone ycombing.
honeycombing can occur even in large blocks of
EXPLAIN
CAUSE
AND
EFFECT
OF
stacked commodities that are shipped in carload lots, its
"HONEYCOMING"
most usual occurrence is in the storing of LESS THAN
-- "One of the BIGGEST SPACE WASTERS IS
CAR LOAD LOTS, MATERIAL RECEIVED BY MOTOR
HONEYCOMBING." (EXPLAIN what is meant by
TRUCKS, ITEMS WHICH MUST BE SHIPPED IN
HONEYCOMBING. ILLUSTRATE by picture or drawing
ORDER OF AGE, SIZED ITEMS IN ROW STACKS,
on the blackboard.)
AND SMALL LOTS. There are certain things that can
-- "By HONEYCOMBING, we mean the LOSS of
be done to REDUCE the amount of honeycombing in a
SPACE caused by storage or PARTIAL SHIPMENT of
warehouse.
lots in a manner that leaves HOLES which CANNOT be
b. The problem of honeycombing emphasizes the
FILLED except with an identical item until the BALANCE
necessity for CAREFUL PLANNING of operations and
of the particular LOT is SHIPPED."
emphasizes the importance of knowing WHAT we are
-- "HONEYCOMBING can occur in ANY TYPE of
going to store, HOW MUCH and WHERE we will store,
STACKING."
as well as HOW we are going to store. We must also
-- "Do you have difficulty with this problem?"
know whether the material will be received or shipped in
-- "What ITEMS or what CONDITIONS cause the
carload lots or whether they must be shipped in order of
biggest 'headache'?"
age. AFTER we know all of these facts, there are
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