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World-Class Warehousing and
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World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling

6" x 9", hardcover,
233 pages, $49.95.

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World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling covers today’s state-of-the-art tools, metrics, and methodologies for dramatically increasing the effectiveness, accuracy, and overall productivity of warehousing operations.

Not long ago, effective warehousing was a relatively straightforward progression of receiving, storing, and shipping. But in the age of e-commerce, supply chain integration, globalization, and just-in-time processing, warehousing has become more complex than at any time in the past — not to mention more costly.

World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling provides the first widely published methodology for warehouse problem solving and provides an organized set of principles that can be used to streamline all types of warehousing operations.

Case studies from Avon, Ford, Xerox, True Value Hardware, and others detail how today’s most innovative logistics and supply chain managers are arriving at proven solutions to a wide variety of warehousing challenges. Key topics include:

Warehouse activity profiling. Identifying causes of information and material flow problems and pinpointing opportunities for improvement

Warehouse performance measures. Monitoring, reporting, and benchmarking warehouse performance

Storage and retrieval system selection. Improving storage density, handling productivity, and trade-offs in capital investment

Order picking strategies. Improving the productivity and accuracy of order fulfillment

Warehouse Management Systems. Profiling activity, monitoring performance, and simplifying operations.

Filled with proven operational solutions, it will help you develop a warehouse master plan designed to minimize the effects of supply chain inefficiencies as it improves logistics accuracy and inventory management, and reduces overall warehousing expense.

Table of Contents

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  1. Introduction: Why Have a Warehouse?
  2. Warehouse Activity Profiling: Mining for Gold
  3. Measuring and Benchmarking Warehouse Performance
  4. Receiving and Putaway Principles
  5. Pallet Storage and Retrieval Systems
  6. Case Picking Systems
  7. Small Item Picking Systems
  8. Order Picking Operations
  9. Unitizing and Shipping
  10. Warehouse Layout
  11. Computerizing Warehouse Operations
  12. Warehouse Workforce Design and Development

About the Author

Edward Frazelle, Ph.D., is president and CEO of Logistics Resources International, founder of the Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech, and director of the school’s Logistics Management Series. The former president of the International Material Management Society and a pioneer in today’s logistics movement, Dr. Frazelle has trained more than 50,000 logistics professionals and helped more than 100 corporations and government agencies in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America pursue and achieve logistics excellence.

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