Table of Content
 

Role of a Warehouse

  • Introduction
  • Benefits of Warehousing
  • Functions of Warehouses
  • Need for Holding Stock
  • Characteristics of Warehouses
  • Warehousing Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Information and Technology Requirements
  • Measuring Performance

Role of Warehouse Manager

  • Introduction
  • Challenges for Warehouse Managers
  • Attracting and Retaining Warehouse Employees
  • Ageing and Constantly Changing Workforce
  • Employee Training

Warehouse processes

  • Introduction
  • Receiving
  • Pre-receipt
  • In-handling
  • Preparation
  • Offloading
  • Checking
  • Cross Docking
  • Recording
  • Quality control
  • Put-away

Warehouse Operating Principles

  • Warehouse Design
  • Types of Warehouses
  • Warehouse Location
  • Planning the Distribution Warehouse
  • Warehouse Layout
  • Qualitative Factor Rating Method

Picking Strategies and Equipment

  • Introduction
  • Picker to Goods
  • Goods to Picker
  • Automated Picking
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Storage Equipment

Order picking methods

  • Introduction
  • Industry Trends Affecting Order Picking
  • Modern Order Picking Systems
  • Stock Profiling
  • Order Picking Alternatives
  • Order Picking Strategies
  • Pick-To-Light Systems
  • Paper Pick Lists
  • Pick by Label
  • Pick by Voice
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Radio Frequency Identification
  • Pick by Light/Pick to Light
  • Put to Light
  • Type of Picking System and Equipment

Warehouse processes from Replenishment to Dispatch

  • Replenishment
  • Value Adding Services
  • Stock Management
  • Stock or Inventory counting
  • The Annual count
  • Security
  • Returns Processing
  • Dispatch
  • Role of Driver in Transportation

Warehouse Management System

  • Introduction
  • WMS Requirement
  • Other Functionality/Considerations
  • Why does a company need a WMS?
  • Advantages of WMS
  • Choosing a WMS
  • Selection Process
  • Software as a service

Warehouse Layout and Design

  • Introduction
  • Requirement for a Redesign
  • Design Approach
  • Warehouse Design

Storage and Handling equipment

  • Storage Systems
  • Pallets
  • Automated storage and retrieval Systems (AS/RS)
  • Temperature-Controlled Storage
  • Storage of Packaged Dangerous Substances

Warehouse costs

  • Types of costs
  • Return on investment (ROI)
  • Traditional versus Activity Based Costing Systems
  • Activity based Costing for Multi-Principals
  • Calculating Warehouse Storage Costs
  • Logistics Charging Methods

Outsourcing

  • Why should one outsource?
  • Outsourcing Decision
  • Role of Third Party Contractors
  • Choosing the Right Partner
  • Managing Third Party Relationship
  • Why contracts with third party fail?
  • Future of Outsourcing

Warehouse and the environment

  • Introduction
  • Environmental Effects
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Tool
  • The Environment Model
  • Flow chart of Green Logistics
  • Steps to for Improvement

 

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