The requirement for high levels of customer service, increasing numbers of 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. Each SKU must identify its own cheapest, fastest path through the warehouse to the customer and then compete with all the other SKUs for the necessary resources. This results in warehouse operations that are finely tuned to patterns of customer orders and maximally efficient. Learn the concepts necessary to address modern warehouse trade-offs between space and time in optimizing and managing your warehouse.
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Who Should Attend
Supply chain and logistics consultants, supply chain engineers and analysts, facility engineers, and warehouse supervisors and team leaders
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.
Understand how to think about automation.
Evaluate and choose a Warehouse Management System and survive the installation.
Management of warehouse fundamentals: Space and time (labor hours)
Storage policies: Dedicated and shared and their use
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
E-copy of the book Warehouse & Distribution Science
Access to an accompanying suite of software to perform warehouse analytics and optimization
For Course-Related Questions
Please contact the course administrator: Tim Brown
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