• Warehouse Simulator

    Find out how the Yale Warehouse Simulator can help increase productivity in your warehouse.

    With the current economic environment making planning nearly impossible, the task of designing or reconfiguring a warehouse is a monumental challenge.

    One of the world’s leading forklift manufacturers, Yale has developed a warehouse simulator that is an extremely accurate software program designed to provide operators of medium to large warehouses with a sophisticated consultancy solution. It can show how a particular forklift fleet in a particular warehouse scenario will perform and provides a platform for trying out different approaches and strategies for a warehouse operation.

    Yale’s consultative approach is by the company’s warehouse equipment specialists in determining the optimum warehouse design and equipment specification. The program uses the same simulation ‘engine’ used by major European airports, leading rail infrastructure companies and other blue-chip organisations.

    The input interface breaks down the sections of the largest warehouse into atomic parts including marshalling, parking and staging areas, the exact type of racking, storage and the fleet to be used.

    Over 100 different models of Yale® forklifts are used so the customer can see the impact of different forklift types and performance issues such as forklift speed. Racking and storage variables include; selective, double-deep, block-stack, drive-in and staging/marshalling, while goods flow scenarios include in/out-bound flow and frequency, order-picking and replenishment, and wave and batch picking.

  • Simulate it. Before you decide on it

    Customers can experiment with different layouts, racking configurations and timings and overlay with different forklift options like reach trucks. They can they see a visual representation of all scenarios in 2D and 3D as well as analyse data using graphical results and charts. It will also provide indicative cost information.

    The simulation won’t provide the ultimate answer, but the results can be used to make informed business decisions. The results obtained from running a simulation include:

    • Time spent handling loads
    • Idle/utilisation times
    • Utilisation of staging areas, racking and doors/docks
    • Hourly flow rates into and out of racking, staging areas and docks/doors
    • Visual indication of bottlenecks
    • Energy consumption and indication of battery charging and changing


    ASCLA 2012 - High Commendation Certificate


    High Commendation Award in "Storage & Materials Handling" category
    Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards 2012








    Mercury Awards - Finalist Certificate


    Finalist in "Logistics & Materials Handling" category
    Mercury Awards 2012