Fundamentals of Warehousing & Distribution - Vol III

The Study Units in Fundamentals of Warehousing & Distribution Volume 3: Warehouse & Personal Performance are designed to build on the knowledge of warehouse equipment, processes and operations introduced in Fundamentals of Warehousing & Distribution Volumes 1 and 2.

Volume 3 focuses on how the performance of equipment, processes and employees come together in different types of warehouses. Students will learn:

  • How the performance of a warehouse is measured by the companies that operate those facilities.
  • How the performance of warehouse workers and managers affect the success of the warehouse.
  • How different warehouse designs and equipment enable a warehouse to meet different performance requirements,illustrated by five real world case studies. The first three case studies describe conventional, semi-automated and automated warehouse designs, which are the most common facility types. The final two case studies explain how cross-docking and direct-to-consumer facility designs operate. These are the two most common special purpose warehouses students are likely to encounter.
  • How to think critically about warehouse performance by encouraging students to create their own case study example of a local facility.

The goal of Volume 3 is to broaden the student’s understanding of why a warehouse uses certain types of equipment and how those choices impact the performance of that facility. It also focuses on personal performance and the expectations (metrics) business places on the employees. People, equipment and the facility have to work as one team to meet the company’s objectives in satisfying their customers.

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