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Definitive Guide to Warehousing, The: Managing the Storage and Handling of Materials and Products in the Supply Chain, CourseSmart eTextbook

By CSCMP, Scott B. Keller, Brian C. Keller

Published by Pearson FT Press

Published Date: Dec 9, 2013


The proper management of warehousing is vital to the fulfillment of customer demand and the ultimate success of a supply chain. Now, there’s an authoritative and comprehensive guide to managing warehouse processes and operations in any supply chain. Authored by expert Scott Keller alongside the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), this reference brings together authoritative knowledge about all facets of warehouse process and operations supply management.


The authors fully address each warehousing option, basic warehousing storage and handling operations, strategic planning, and the effects of warehousing design and service decisions on total logistics costs and customer service. Coverage includes:


  • Basic warehousing management concepts and their essential role in demand fulfillment, including warehousing functions, efficiency, organizational roles, and benefits
  • Key elements, processes, and interactions in warehousing operations management; including product handling, labor management, warehouse support, and extended value chain processes
  • Principles and strategies for effectively planning and managing warehouse operations, including decisions about facility ownership, planning, and strategy
  • Principles and strategies for designing materials handling operations in warehousing facilities, including dock and material handling equipment, AGVs, storage systems, order picking equipment, and more
  • Critical roles of technology, including warehouse management systems, Auto-ID, and emerging technology issues and capabilities
  • Best practices for assessing the performance of warehousing operations using standard metrics and frameworks

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Warehousing’s Role in the Supply Chain     1
Chapter 2: Distribution Center Concept     15
Chapter 3: General Warehousing and Distribution Center Strategies     21
Chapter 4: Design and Layout     45
Chapter 5: Personnel     57
Chapter 6: Warehouse Negotiations, Agreements, and Contracts     79
Chapter 7: Warehouse Management     87
Chapter 8: Warehouse Performance     99
Chapter 9: The Role of Industrial Product Packaging     111
Chapter 10: Warehousing and Transportation Interface     121
Chapter 11: The Importance of Managing Inventory     145
Chapter 12: Selecting Warehouse Locations     161
Chapter 13: Safety and Security     173
Chapter 14: Equipment and Information Technology     195
Chapter 15: Unique Functioning and Unique Materials Warehousing     221
Glossary of Key Terms and Definitions     231
Index    257

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$41.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-344896-2