Filling level

The filling level - how much bearing is needed

In warehouse logistics, the fill level describes the ratio between the total storage capacity and the storage space already in use. Depending on the type of shelving used, a fill level of between 80% and 95% is aimed for.

How to calculate the fill level of a warehouse

Before accepting a new order for storage, it is important to know how much space is left in your own warehouse. The current fill level of this warehouse helps here.

The entire storage capacity of the warehouse is required before this can be accessed. This is calculated as follows:

  • (storage surface - non-usable areas (e.g. aisles)) x the maximum storage height

For example:

  • (40,000 m² - 10,000 m²) x 5 m = 150,000 m³

To get the fill level of the warehouse, we need to divide the occupied storage capacity by the total storage capacity and then multiply by 100:

  • (100,000 m³ / 150,000 m³) x 100 = 66.67

The filling level of the warehouse is therefore 66.67%.


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