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World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: Why Have a Warehouse?
    • Supply chain imbalances
    • High-speed, zero-defect supply chains
    • Value-added warehousing
    • Rising warehousing costs
    • Confusion and crowding in the warehouse marketplace
    • The plight of the warehouse manager
    • Logistics litigation
    • Warehousing fundamentals
  2. Warehouse Activity Profiling: Mining for Gold
    • Profiling motivations and minefields
    • Customer order profiling
    • Item activity profiling
    • Inventory profiling
    • Calendar-clock profiling
    • Activity relationship profile
    • Investment profile
  3. Measuring and Benchmarking Warehouse Performance
    • Benchmarking warehouse operations
    • Warehouse performance measures
    • Warehouse performance gap analysis
    • Warehouse performance index
    • Do’s and Don’ts for warehouse automation
    • Warehouse practices and warehouse performance
  4. Receiving and Putaway Principles
    • Receiving
    • Putaway
  5. Pallet Storage and Retrieval Systems
    • Pallet storage systems
    • Pallet retrieval systems
    • Pallet storage/retrieval systems selection
  6. Case Picking Systems
    • Pick face palletizing systems
    • Downstream palletizing
    • Direct loading systems
    • Case picking systems selection
  7. Small Item Picking Systems
    • Picker-to-stock systems
    • Stock-to-picker systems
    • Automated item dispensing machines
    • Broken case picking systems comparison and selection
  8. Order Picking Operations
    • Issue pack optimization
    • Pick from storage
    • Pick task simplification
    • Order batching
    • Slotting optimization
    • Pick sequencing
  9. Unitizing and Shipping
    • Container optimization
    • Container loading and void fill
    • Weight checking
    • Automated, direct loading
    • Dock management
  10. Warehouse Layout
    • Space requirements planning: Determine the overall space requirements for all warehouse processes
    • Material flow planning: Specify a U-shape, straight-thru, or modular overall flow design
    • Adjacency planning: locate functions with high adjacency requirements close to one another
    • Process location: Assign processes with high storage requirements to high-bay space
    • Expansion/contraction planning: Document expansion and contraction strategies for each warehouse process
  11. Computerizing Warehouse Operations
    • Paperless and wireless warehouse systems
    • Warehouse management system justification, selection, and implementation
  12. Warehouse Workforce Design and Development
    • Safety and ergonomic training
    • Time standards, incentives, and personnel scheduling
    • Optimal management-operator rations
    • Cross-training
    • Quality circles
    • 1/2 X 2 X 3 theory

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