Your Guide to Warehousing and Distribution
1 hour 30 minutes
Gain an understanding of warehousing best practices and learn how to improve the flow and accuracy of inventory.
Warehousing is a critical component of an organization’s many supply chains. However, warehousing, including land, equipment, various levels of automation, labor, insurance, and many other factors, is a large expense for any organization. An efficiently run warehouse minimizes the total cost of warehousing. Warehousing and a distribution warehouse have different focuses: hold product safely, and move product in and out quickly, respectively.
Warehousing best practices include important decisions about location, how many warehouses, layout, material handling equipment, level of automation, warehouse management software, storage, storage equipment, inventory location, receiving, and shipping guidelines. There are distinct areas within the warehouse that impact the flow and accuracy of inventory, and ultimately customer service. Receiving, stocking, picking, and shipping are challenging and important areas requiring skills and knowledge for success.
• You will be able to define different types of warehouses and their focus.
• You will be able to describe the various decision factors for an efficient warehouse operation.
• You will be able to discuss the real costs of managing a warehouse operation.
• You will be able to explain the various sections of a warehouse and their role in the supply chain.