An Introduction to WAREHOUSE DESIGN & OPERATIONS A 3-day interactive workshop based in Bangkok, Thailand.
To introduce delegates to the fundamentals of Warehouse Design, Materials Storage and Handling and Warehouse Operations.
To show delegates how to apply these principles in a way that is financially beneficial to their companies’ operations and balance sheets.
(Note: All tuition will be conducted in English. Delegates should bring calculators for use during the practical exercises)
Warehouse Wizardry Webinar Recording
Real case studies that reveal some of the secrets to lower warehouse cost and improved performance. Learn practical tips that you can use in your own business.
Who Should Attend?
Logistics professionals from all industrial sectors involved with the management and control of warehousing and distribution, including:
- Inventory Managers
- Warehouse Managers
- Financial Managers
- Procurement Managers
- Supply Chain and Logistics Managers
- Supply Chain Analysts
Warehouse Design and Operations Training – Workshop Outline
Session 1: Introduction to Warehousing and Materials Handling and their impact on the concept of Total Supply Chain Management
- The Supply Objectives (The six “Rights”).
- Warehouse Definitions and Operational Responsibilities.
- Principles of Warehouse Design and Operations.
- Load Unitisation.
- Factors Affecting Warehouse Design (F.A.S.T).
Session 2: Managing the External Flow
The operational flow outside the building is as important as that inside:
- Warehouse Yard Layout and Management.
- Vehicle Manoeuvring and Parking Areas.
- Warehouse Loading Dock Design.
- Incoming Transport Management.
Session 3: Warehouse Storage and Handling Methods
Choosing the most appropriate medium to handling your requirement is a major issue in creating the optimum warehouse design:
- Handling Characteristics.
- Available Equipment.
- Warehouse Equipment Selection.
- Storage Profiles and Layouts.
Session 4: Warehouse Pick Face Design
The pick face is the critical interface between the storage and distribution processes. In efficient design will mean inefficient and costly operations:
- Pick trails and Pick Face layouts
- Basic Pick Face media
- Free-standing Picking Modules
- Pick Face technologies
Session 5: Warehouse Planning and Control
Many warehouses are operated in a reactive mode. Forward planning and pro-active management will improve performance and add value to your supply chain:
- Operational Awareness.
- Goods Inwards Scheduling.
- Stock Location.
- Warehouse Operating Procedures.
- Order Picking.
- Strategic Planning.
- Periodic Planning.
- Performance Measurement.
- Creation of Warehouse Budgets.
Session 6: Warehouse Daily Operations
The day-to-day pressure of keeping up service levels can lead to a crisis management mentality that is purely reactive. Daily operational planning will keep control of the routine and reduce the need for “fire-fighting”:
- Forecasting the day’s events.
- Allocation of warehouse resources.
- Shift production targets.
- Hour-by-hour management.
- Despatch planning.
Session 7: IT and Warehouse Management Systems
This module looks at IT system requirements from the user’s point of view:
- Interfacing with corporate systems.
- Defining the operational flow.
- Defining the Functional Specification Requirement.
- Selecting the right system.
- Scanning technology.
Warehouse Design Practical Exercise
Concurrent to the sessions will be a warehouse design exercise which will put into practice the lessons learnt in the course of the workshop. Delegates will work in syndicates, share solutions and discuss outcomes.
It may be necessary for reasons beyond control, to change the content and timing of the event, speaker or venue. Every effort will be made to inform the participants of the changes. The teaching methodology comprises participative lectures and is interactive in nature which will involve participation from attendees. So, notwithstanding the proposed outline above, the programme may not necessarily be conducted in exactly the same sequence or duration for each topic.