Warehouse/Distribution Center Layout

Course Description

Do you work with problems involving the use of material handling equipment in plants, warehouses and other commercial enterprises? Focus on material handling and distribution problems from the source of raw material through manufacturing and distribution systems to the final consumer. All techniques presented are field-proven and derived from successful implementation. Case exercises are adapted from real situations and projects.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Oct 23, 2018 Oct 25, 2018 Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,500 18159
Section Details Oct 22, 2019 Oct 24, 2019 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,500 19058
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14260 Oct 28, 2014 Oct 30, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,500
15548 Oct 27, 2015 Oct 29, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,500
16387 Oct 25, 2016 Oct 27, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,500
17184 Oct 23, 2017 Oct 25, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,500

Special Discounts

  • 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.

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Who Should Attend

Industrial engineers and systems analysts, warehouse supervisors and team leaders, warehouse/distribution center managers, logistics and supply chain planners, planning teams for new or expanded facilities and leaders of supply chain and lean initiatives

How You Will Benefit

  • Improve throughput with systematic layout planning.

  • Reduce handling costs in storage and order picking.

  • Group materials for efficient handling and storage.

  • Plan for expansions and new facilities.

  • Improve the performance of warehouse and distribution facilities.

  • Increase layout planning productivity and effectiveness.

  • Offer practical approaches to storage, order picking, packing, material movement and physical control.

  • Streamline material flow in warehouses/distribution centers.


  • Typical approaches to layout planning

  • Three fundamentals of layout planning

  • Systematic Layout Planning (SLP)

  • Profiling and inventory analysis

  • Handling and storing equipment

  • Classical layouts and flow patterns

  • Flow of materials analysis

  • Estimating space requirements

  • Material handling methods

  • Evaluation of alternative plans with costs and intangibles

  • Detailed layouts

  • Organizing your layout project

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Tim Brown