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.
"An excellent discussion of warehouse operations, covering virtually all aspects of managing a warehouse from the high level strategic view down to floor level processes." - Kate Vitasek, author of The Vested Outsourcing Manual
"An excellent discussion of warehouse operations, covering virtually all aspects of managing a warehouse from the high level strategic view down to floor level processes." --Kate Vitasek,
author of The Vested Outsourcing Manual
"[A] thought provoking book and should be welcomed by any warehouse keeper wanting to improve and develop their business. …a valuable contribution to warehousing, offering as the banner on the cover states practical guidance to improved efficiency whilst minimizing costs." --Elisabeth Denby, UK Warehouse Association
"[S]olid manual on warehouse management. …Gwynne Richards has written a knowledgeable book on warehouse operations that details today's facilities and their management challenges. …getAbstract recommends this masterful manual to logistics and warehouse managers - especially new ones - as well as to external suppliers, facility planners and designers, and anyone in the supply chain who seeks insight about warehouse operations." --getAbstract, Inc.
"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.
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