Engineering the Warehouse

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Overview

Engineering the Warehouse

Course Description

The requirement for high levels of customer service, increasing numbers of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs), and high labor costs have dramatically increased the complexity of warehouse operations. It is no longer sufficient to manage a warehouse based on a simple, arbitrary “ABC” classification of SKUs, which treats all those in a category as if they were identical. Instead, each decision, such as where to store or where to pick product, must be based on careful engineering and economic analysis.

Course Content

MANAGEMENT OF WAREHOUSE FUNDAMENTALS

  • Space and time (labor hours)

STORAGE POLICIES

  • Dedicated and shared
  • What are their uses

WAREHOUSE ANALYTICS

  • How to discover opportunities for improvement through data-mining

PALLET OPERATIONS AND LAYOUT

HOW TO SIZE AND STOCK A FORWARD AREA FOR SPLIT-PALLET PICKS

HOW TO SIZE AND STOCK A FORWARD AREA FOR SPLIT-CASE PICKS

ORDER-PICKING IN HIGH-VOLUME AND IN LOW-VOLUME ENVIRONMENTS

BENCHMARKING WAREHOUSE PERFORMANCE

MAINTAINING INVENTORY ACCURACY

WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

ISSUES AND TRENDS IN AUTOMATION

Requirements & Materials
Materials

Provided

  • E-copy of the book Warehouse & Distribution Science
  • Access to an accompanying suite of software to perform warehouse analytics and optimization

Session Details

  • Register and pay for all required courses in a Supply Chain & Logistics certificate and receive a discount of 17% off per course. Enter coupon code SCL-Cert at checkout. Returning students of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses or alumni of GT EMIL and MSSCE programs are eligible to receive a 10% discount. Enter coupon code SCL-Alum at checkout. Members of certain organizations are eligible to receive a 10% discount. Enter coupon code SCL-Org at checkout. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for supply chain and logistics consultants, supply chain engineers and analysts, facility engineers, and warehouse supervisors and team leaders.

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What You Will Learn

  • Warehouse performance
  • Modern warehouse trade-offs
  • Size and stocking optimization
  • Order-picking best practices
  • Automation
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How You Will Benefit

  • Exchange space for time (or vice versa) to better meet business objectives.
  • Understand when to use dedicated storage and when to use shared storage.
  • Identify the most convenient locations in a warehouse based on an economic model.
  • Identify patterns in customer orders and exploit these to speed fulfillment.
  • Evaluate warehouse performance.
  • Optimally size and stock a forward pick area.
  • Understand the best practices in order-picking.
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I am really impressed with the scope of subjects covered and the practical case studies in diverse sectors from health, education, and other public sector projects.

- Kenny Onasanya
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