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Warehouse Management: A Complete Guide to Improving Efficiency and Minimizing Costs in the Modern Warehouseby Gwynne Richards
Synopses & Reviews
Warehouses are an integral part of the modern supply chain, involved in sourcing, producing and distributing goods. However, due to the complexities of warehouse operations they can often be one of the most costly parts of the supply chain. Their efficient management is therefore critical for minimizing cost and contributing to an effective and efficient supply chain.
Warehouse Management provides a complete guide to best practice in warehouse operations. Covering everything from the latest technological advances to current environmental issues, this book provides an indispensable companion to the modern warehouse. Supported by case studies, the text considers many aspects of warehouse management, including:
Backed up with numerous case studies that demonstrate how to apply new technology, minimize spending, and create efficient, stream-lined operations, this book is an invaluable resource for warehouse managers, logistics professionals, operations managers and students of logistics.
Book News Annotation:
Richards, who runs courses on warehouse management for professional organizations and lectures at the U. of Warwick and U. of Aston, UK, provides a guide for staff, senior managers, designers and planners, external agencies, and those considering a career in the field to effective warehouse operations from the perspective of hands-on operators. He covers the role of the warehouse and its manager; attracting and retaining staff; processes from receiving to picking strategies and where and how costs can be reduced; management, equipment, and storage systems; resourcing and costing a warehouse; performance management and outsourcing; health and safety and the warehouse environment; and future trends. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"Warehouse Management" examines how to operate an efficient and cost effective warehouse. It includes guidance on using the latest technology, reducing inventory, managing staff, and choosing location and design.
Warehouse Management provides a complete guide to best practice in warehouse operations. As well as exploring how to increase warehouse productivity and cost reduction, it describes the latest technological advances being applied to warehouses. The author also addresses the crucial topics of people management, risk, warehouse design and how to operate a third party warehouse.
Warehouse managers, logistics professionals, operations managers and students of logistics.
About the Author
Gwynne Richards has over 25 years of experience in warehouse management and logistics. He runs courses on warehouse management for professional organizations in the UK and lectures at the University of Warwick and the University of Aston.
Table of Contents
1. Role of the Warehouse in Today's Economy
2. Warehouse Activities
a. Goods Receipt
b. Cross Docking
g. Value Adding Services
j. Stock Counting
3. The Use of Technology within the Warehouse
4. The Emergence of new technology such as voice and RFID
5. Warehouse Handling Equipment
6. Increasing Productivity Through Process Improvement
7. The Warehouse Manager's Role in Reducing Inventory
8. Health and Safety and Specific Legislation and Litigation Culture
9. In-sourcing vs. Outsourcing
10. Warehouse Location and Warehouse Design
11. Activity Based Costing
12. People Management
13. Risk Management
14. Warehousing in the Third Sector
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