The Warehouse Management Handbook
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Warehouse Management is a complete guide to best practices in modern warehouse management. Covering everything from the latest technological advances to current environmental issues, this book provides an indispensable companion to the modern warehouse.
This comprehensive handbook was designed to offer both the experienced warehouse manager and the novice a thorough and complete resource covering all aspects of modern warehouse management. Illustrations and graphics are used extensively to supplement the text, and each chapter includes real-world examples and practical advice.
To complete such an undertaking, editors Jim Tompkins and Jerry Smith turned to a team of 38 leading experts to create this one authoritative volume, which should be on every managers desk.
In 980 pages the authors cover all aspects of warehouse management including:
- Developing a process and selecting the right warehouse management system
- Planning both space and layout requirements for the warehouse
- Grasping the issues involved in third party logistics decisions
- Utilizing information systems for maximum effectiveness
- Choosing the best warehouse site
- Designing the most efficient truck and rail dock facilities, and establishing yard requirements
- Establishing effective stock location and inventory control systems
- Understanding the importance of maintenance in your warehouse operation
- Controlling losses due to theft, damage, fire, and obsolescence
- Taking full advantage of storage and retrieval systems, conveyor systems, and shipping systems among others
- Evaluating capital investments.
Table of Contents
- The challenge of warehousing
- Warehousing and physical distribution
- Warehousing and manufacturing
- Logistics excellence
- Third-party warehousing
- Transportation modes
- Distribution network systems
- Customer service management
- Warehouse space and layout planning
- Personnel planning
- Achieving organizational excellence in warehouse operations
- Facilities planning
- Economic analysis
- Hazardous materials management
- Environmental concerns in warehousing
- Fire protection in warehousing: An examination of codes, systems, and plans
- Dock design
- Large parts storage systems
- Small parts storage systems
- Automated storage/retrieval systems
- Lift trucks
- Unit load conveyors
- Automatic guided vehicle systems
- Hoists, monorails, and overhead traveling cranes
- Auto ID systems
- RF communications
- Warehouse control and management systems
- Warehouse measurement systems
- Electronic data interchange
- Containers and packaging
- Receiving in the warehouse
- Order picking
- Stock location management and inventory control
- Shipping systems
- Warehouse maintenance
- Loss control
About the Authors
To ensure the latest information available on the subject, the editors, Dr. James A. Tompkins and Jerry D. Smith of the supply chain consulting firm Tompkins Associates turned to a team of 38 experts drawn from management, engineering, marketing, computer technology, top consulting firms, and academe.
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