Warehouse Operations Best Practices

Course Overview

Warehouse managers know all too well that the task of managing operations for a warehouse facility is far from straightforward. Warehouse operations managers are tasked with ensuring the efficient flow of products in and out of the facility, optimizing the building’s layout, making sure orders are fulfilled and products are in stock, but not overstocked. Add ensuring profitability and minimizing overhead and labor costs to the mix, and warehouse operators have their work cut out for them.

Course Objectives

With so many factors to balance, considerations to weigh in every decision, and pressure from stakeholders on all sides the course aims at providing the participants how to be more productive, minimize expenses, and maintain a smooth supply chain flow.

Course Content

  1. Organize with care
  2. Have real, actionable data
  3. Execute cycle counting operations to enhance inventory accuracy
  4. Re-slot your pick positions as often as necessary
  5. Automate where it makes sense – but understand the ROI
  6. Consider labor management tools to optimize performance
  7. Define how to plan & pick orders – in advance
  8. Focus on Replenishment
  9. Secure your operation
  10. Measure, measure, measure. Then do it again…and ignore some of it. 
  11. Don’t work in the dark. Literally
  12. Organize inventory management
  13. Train relentlessly, over and over to break bad habits and instill good ones.

Course Methodology

The training is going to be highly interactive combination of lectures, group discussions, questionnaires, individual reflections, role plays, simulations and videos.

Target Audience

Sales Managers, area managers and account managers.

Duration

2 days (08:30–14:30) with appropriate breaks for tea/refreshments and lunch.

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