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Georgia Tech Professional Education

Engineering the Warehouse

Mar 24—26, 2020
3 days
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 3750
USD 1250 per day

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Description

The requirement for high levels of customer service, increasing numbers of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs), and high labor costs have dramatically increased the complexity of warehouse operations. It is no longer sufficient to manage a warehouse based on a simple, arbitrary “ABC” classification of SKUs, which treats all those in a category as if they were identical. Instead, each decision, such as where to store or where to pick product, must be based on careful engineering and economic analysis.

What You Will Learn

  • Warehouse performance
  • Modern warehouse trade-offs
  • Size and stocking optimization
  • Order-picking best practices
  • Automation

How You Will Benefit

  • Exchange space for time (or vice versa) to better meet business objectives.
  • Understand when to use dedicated storage and when to use shared storage.
  • Identify the most convenient locations in a warehouse based on an economic model.
  • Identify patterns in customer orders and exploit these to speed fulfillment.
  • Evaluate warehouse performance.
  • Optimally size and stock a forward pick area.
  • Understand the best practices in order-picking.

Course Content

MANAGEMENT OF WAREHOUSE FUNDAMENTALS

  • Space and time (labor hours)

STORAGE POLICIES

  • Dedicated and shared
  • What are their uses

  • WAREHOUSE ANALYTICS

  • How to discover opportunities for improvement through data-mining

  • PALLET OPERATIONS AND LAYOUT

  • HOW TO SIZE AND STOCK A FORWARD AREA FOR SPLIT-PALLET PICKS

  • HOW TO SIZE AND STOCK A FORWARD AREA FOR SPLIT-CASE PICKS

  • ORDER-PICKING IN HIGH-VOLUME AND IN LOW-VOLUME ENVIRONMENTS

  • BENCHMARKING WAREHOUSE PERFORMANCE

  • MAINTAINING INVENTORY ACCURACY

  • WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

  • ISSUES AND TRENDS IN AUTOMATION

Who should attend

This course is designed for supply chain and logistics consultants, supply chain engineers and analysts, facility engineers, and warehouse supervisors and team leaders.

Experts

John Bartholdi is the Manhattan Associates/Dabbiere Chair at the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Co-Executive Director of the Georgia Tech Panama Logistics Innovation & Research Center. Dr. Bartholdi teaches supply chain issues, primarily warehousing, at both the u...

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Mar 24—26, 2020
3 days
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 3750
USD 1250 per day

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