The A - Z of Warehouse Management

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Last updated Mon, 27-Mar-2023
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In this course, we describe the strategic role of warehousing in the broader context of supply chain management and logistics. We also detail the different warehousing activities and focus on the ones which warehousing can contribute to, in the organization. In addition, we examine the operational and financial performance aspect of warehousing, with an eye on sustainability.

 

Course Objectives of The A - Z of Warehouse Management

  • Describe the strategic role of warehouses in the supply chain

  • Profile and optimize warehousing activities

  • Identify different warehousing configurations and value-adding activities

  • Develop key performance indicators and benchmark warehouse performance

  • Outline the cost and revenue aspects of warehousing

  • Recognize sustainable warehousing techniques and practices



Day 1
The strategic role of warehousing

  • Supply chain overview

  • The role of warehouses

  • Types of warehouses

    • Private warehousing

    • Public warehousing

    • Contract warehousing

  • Fundamentals of warehouse operations

  • Warehouse organizations and job descriptions



Day 2
Warehouse activity profiling

  • Customer order profiling

  • Item activity profiling

  • Inventory profiling

  • Activity relationship profiling

  • Warehousing equipment and tools

  • Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC)

    • Barcoding

    • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

    • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

    • Magnetic stripes

    • Biometrics



Day 3
Warehouse configuration and value-adding activities

  • Warehousing echelons

  • Warehouse design

  • Value-adding activities

    • Stockpiling, spot stocking, and assortments

    • Cross-docking, breakbulk, and consolidation

    • Mixing

    • Postponement and assemble-to-order

  • Reverse logistics



Day 4
Managing warehouse performance
  • Warehousing KPIs

  • Benchmarking warehousing operations

  • Warehouse performance gap identification

  • Continuous improvement in operations

Warehouse cost calculations

  • Capital costs

  • Operating costs

  • Handling and storage costs

  • Investment analysis



Day 5
Sustainable warehousing operations
  • Lean warehousing

  • Sustainability competencies

  • The triple bottom line

  • Designing-for-the-supply chain

  • Designing-for-the-environment


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