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In a dream about a superhero TV series where the characters
regularity retcon the main characters extensively, a side observation
struck me as potential idea.
A whole restocked shop floor was inserted into a shop before it
opened. I watched it from the shop window.
Given a high-volume,
frequently sited store it could make sense to
collect them overnight and restock them at a central location,
where all major supplies are held. You could even replenish reserve
stock for restocking during the day.
Properly run a single team could restock constantly throughout the
night, working on a standardised shop layout. Logistics would ensure
that each removable shop floor arrives age returns at the the correct
The shops would have to be designed for this and one of my
favourite concepts, automatically re-docking utilities woul have to
be used but it might work.
The dream featured a toy shop, appropriate to the merchandising
opportunity that my dreamt of TV series would bring.
Swaping entire shops ?
use taxi cabs to deliver groceries ? [popbottle, May 09 2016]
Movable playing field
Seems to work with lighter floors. [whatrock, May 09 2016]
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||This could work on the principle of the movable playing field
(link). Also, if your restock warehouse were nearby and laid
out like a carousel, the depleted floor would slide in, the
carousel would rotate one floor-width and a freshly restocked
floor would slide out for reinsertion into the store. Plumb all
utilities into the walls and overhead. [+]
||From the title, we thought that this would be an idea for modular shelving that could be lowered into a basement and exchanged for a restocked module by a stacker truck.
||The top of the module is a section of floor.
||Each aisle has one "blank" slot. The fresh module is raised into the empty position, then the depleted one is lowered, the pallet is unloaded from the frame, and a fresh one is inserted.
||There is a gap between the raised pallet and the fixed floor just wide enough for a todder to conveniently drop through and plummet onto the hard concrete floor five metres below.
||If a customer is standing on a floor panel when it starts to rise, they will be conveniently crushed between the panel and the concrete ceiling.
||Who would be qualified to lift the shop?
||*Hungarian recipe for an omelet - "First, steal three eggs ...".
||// ...a toddler to conveniently drop through and plummet...
they will be conveniently crushed //
||Always looking on the bright side, [8th]. Clearly you should
educate the next generation of engineers.