Warehouses are an integral link in the modern supply chain, ensuring that the correct product is delivered in the right quantity, in good condition, at the required time, and at minimal cost: in effect, the perfect order. The effective management of warehouses is vital in minimizing costs and ensuring the efficient operation of any supply chain. Warehouse Management is 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. Support.
Introduction -- The role of the warehouse -- Role of the warehouse manager -- Warehouse processed: receiving and put-away -- Warehouse processes: pick preparation -- Picking strategies and equipment -- Order-picking methods -- Warehouse processes from replenishment to desptach and beyond -- Warehouse management systems -- Warehouse layout -- Storage and handling equipment -- Resourcing a warehouse -- Warehouse costs -- Performance management -- Outsourcing -- Health and safety -- The warehouse and the environment -- The warehouse of the future.