Facility Planning and Design


Strategic Planning, Layout & Implementation of your Facility

Our distribution center planning, design, and implementation engineering services are packaged to provide flexibility depending on the needs of each client’s organization. We provide the experience and know-how to assess an operation’s status quo and determine the data-driven requirements to support efficient distribution or fulfillment center operations. The end result is the ability to offer a turnkey implementation of a new facility, expanded facility, or renovated facility.

How We Can Help

Space Planner

This tool determines not only the total space required for each task within the facility but also the details of the facility, such as the number of dock doors, workstations for each task, full-time employees required for each task, space required for breakrooms and other common areas, battery charging space required, and potential mezzanine space activities.

Detailed Design

Our services deliver a detailed design using AutoCAD and Slot3D that addresses capacity requirements, improved service levels to customers, and reduced operating expenses. All these deliverables are critical in today’s explosively growing omnichannel supply chains.

Supplier Proposal & Selection

The Request for Proposal details the deadlines, business requirements, and equipment specifications. After reviewing all proposals we provide a decision-making scorecard that integrates quantitative and subjective decision criteria through a weighted scoring exercise to land on a recommendation of the best value and best fit MHE supplier for each project.

MHE Technology Assessments

We determine the right types of equipment and automation for each specific area is the key to maximizing return on investment. We evaluate multiple Material Handling Equipment/Automation technologies for processes within the facility. Return on Investment and Internal Rate of Return is calculated to select the appropriate levels of MHE technology for each facility.

Exhaustive Analysis

We go over multiple options with you to select the best possible layout to meet quantitative and subjective requirements. The detailed dimensions of the MHE system are then added to the design to create the detailed design. We strive to provide seamless paths of expansion for every design. Providing for growth well beyond the original planning horizon minimizes future disruptions when additional capacity is required.

Implementation Management

We ensure project requirements are satisfied throughout the installment and startup of your facility. Weekly project communication meetings maintain an open dialogue for all parties involved and keep the project on schedule. Upon the completion of the MHE installation, formal acceptance testing is conducted and documented.

Facility Construction Management

Take advantage of tax credits, employee screening, training assistance, federal and state incentives, and more to get the most out of your site location.

Schedule a Consultation

Meet with a Hy-Tek expert to get a custom-built strategy that will not only save you money but provide a clear path to long-term, sustainable supply chain optimization.