Supply Chain Fundamentals: Warehousing Operations (Online)

Course Description

This course is structured to prepare entry-level and supervisory-level employees in warehouse operations with a fundamental understanding of the physical, technological, process, and safety considerations of warehouse/distribution operations. Additional topics include: facility configuration, storage and handling techniques, metrics, customer service considerations, and the role of distribution operations in different industries. Includes exposure to bar-coding, picking and shipping processes, and storage and sorting systems.

Important Course Information

This is a self-paced online course.  You may register anytime before the published registration deadline and will have access to the course through the published "Access Ends" date.

Access to the content for this course requires you to set up a password for your Georgia Tech (GT) account different from your account and password on this website.  

After you complete your registration follow the "How to Access Your Course Content" instructions which display on the section details (summary) page for this course.

Available Online Sections

Access Begins Access Ends Registration Deadline Format Cost CRN
Section Details Feb 7, 2018 Feb 7, 2019 Aug 7, 2018 Online $350 18514
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15607 Feb 23, 2015 Feb 23, 2016 Online $350
15795 Aug 23, 2015 Aug 23, 2016 Online $350
16491 Feb 24, 2016 Feb 24, 2017 Online $350
16746 Aug 25, 2016 Aug 25, 2017 Online $350
17577 Feb 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2018 Online $350
17829 Aug 29, 2017 Aug 24, 2018 Online $350

Who Should Attend

  • Receiving, Shipping, Putaway, Picking, and Packing Clerks, Operators, Analysts, Supervisors, and Managers
  • Customer Service, Order Management, Warehouse, Terminal, Crossdock, and Distribution Center administrators, clerks, analysts, supervisors, and managers
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Managers, Analysts, Consultants, Supervisors, Technologists Planners and Engineers
  • Business and Systems Analysts
  • Supply Chain Education and Human Resource Management personnel
  • Inventory Planners
  • Distribution and Warehouse Operations Managers, Supervisors, Planners, Consultants, and Analysts
  • Order Management Supervisors, Managers, Analysts

How You Will Benefit

  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the physical, technological, process and safety considerations of warehouse/distribution operations.
  • Explain facility configuration considerations, representative storage and handling techniques, performance metrics, customer service considerations, and the role of distribution operations in different industries.
  • Discuss picking and shipping processes and material handling equipment
  • Describe the key operations that take place within a warehouse and how they relate to each other
  • Discuss the different warehouse operating/ownership models


  • Warehousing and Its Function (6 hrs)
  • Receiving Goods at the Warehouse (5 hrs)
  • Putaway and Restocking (5 hrs)
  • Picking and Packing (5 hrs)
  • The Shipping of Goods (5 hrs)
  • Safe, Healthy, and Secure Working Environments (5 hrs)
  • Inventory Control (5 hrs)
  • Labor Performance Management (4 hrs)
  • Overview of Supply Chain Principles - Optional



  • Computer with speakers to access online content


  • Access to online course content and optional reading materials until the course end date

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Tim Brown

Technology Requirements

Verify you meet the minimum technology requirements for this section.