Warehousing Management

2 Days | 1.4 CEUs


This course is designed to familiarize the student with the role of the warehousing function in the economy and its relationship to the logistics process. Details are provided on warehousing operations; fulfillment, inventory management, layout, materials handling equipment, packaging, labor and productivity, cost controls and private vs. public warehousing, including workshop case studies.

What You Will Learn:

  • Differentiate between productivity and performance
  • Identify the elements related to space utilization
  • Distinguish the differences between general warehousing and order fulfillment
  • Understand the emerging processes impacting Just-In-Time and 3rd Party Logistics
  • Understand the basics of warehouse operations  

Course Content

  • Role of the warehouse
    • Warehouse types and functions
    • General warehouse operations
    • Common types of systems and infrastructure
  • Warehouse layout and design
    • Unit load area layout – space, configuration, labor considerations
    • Carton pick layout
    • Piece pick layout
    • Slotting
    • Order picking 
  • Warehouse and the supply chain
    • Receiving process
    • Put away process
    • Order picking
    • Order checking and packing
    • Other value added processes
    • Shipping
    • Operational metrics and analysis
  • Logistics
    • Types of storage and retrieval
    • Matching material handling technology to your warehouse
    • Configuration of your storage systems
    • Stocking the warehouse, what goes where
    • Role of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
  • Safety, employee relations, inventory, OSHA regulations, government audits, documentation and security
    • Keeping your warehouse safe and productive
    • Understanding the basics of labor relations in a warehouse
    • Ensuring you meet federal, state and local regulations
    • Protecting your physical and human assets 

IISE reserves the right to cancel a class up to 15 business days prior to the scheduled start date

Registration Fee

Member: $795 Non-Member: $1,145

Course Schedule

No courses scheduled, contact James Swisher for availability