Warehouse Management Best Practice

How to design, manage, improve efficiency and minimise costs in your warehouse
Warehouse Management Best Practice
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6h 28m



Antony Michail, PhD


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Warehouse Management Best Practice

What you’ll learn

The role of the warehouse and the different Layouts
Warehouse Processes from receiving to despatch orders
Strategies and equipment for fulfilling orders
Various Order-picking methods
Effective Order Pick Preparation (processes and systems)
WMS (Warehouse management systems): Importance and How to choose one
Warehouse processes from replenishment to despatch and beyond
Learn the Storage and handling equipment required in your Warehouse
Examine the Different Storage equipment used in warehouses
Implement Correct Security Measures
Warehousing Good Practices

Warehouse Management Best Practice


No requirements but you will have to utilise the resources given to you and keep additional notes
Willingness to think and apply the concepts


The warehouse continues to play a major role within supply chains and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The growth in fulfilment centres for e-commerce, for example, is certainly changing the warehousing landscape. Finished stock needs to be held as close to the point of consumption as possible to reduce ever-increasing transportation costs and to meet increasingly demanding customer delivery requirements. This has led to many warehouses transforming into cross-dock and transhipment centres, fulfilment centres, sortation and consolidation points, reverse logistics centres as well as fulfilling their roles as storage facilities.This course’s core concept is to discuss the warehouse processes together with putting the role of the warehouse into context within the overall supply chain. At the same time, it will demonstrate how to manage your warehouse’s costs and discuss a variety of performance metrics and models.The course focuses on the areas that challenge today’s warehousing and logistics managers. These include:improving efficiency and productivity whilst reducing costs;improving quality and accuracy;reduced lead times from customers;technological advancements;workforce availability and management; andhealth and safety.This course has been created in such a way that I hope it will be a useful reference point for all the staff involved in the day-to-day operations of a warehouse; senior managers who require a basic understanding of warehouses; designers and planners; external agencies needing a basic understanding; and, finally, those who are considering a career in warehousing and logistics.


Section 1: Introduction to Course Aims & Methodology

Lecture 1 Introduction to the Course Aims and Warehouse Definition

Section 2: Introduction to the Warehouse Operations, Types, Roles, Objectives

Lecture 2 Introduction to this Section

Lecture 3 The Main Types of Warehouse Operations

Lecture 4 Choosing a Warehouse Location – Criteria & Factors

Lecture 5 Reasons for Holding Stock in Warehouses

Lecture 6 Current and Future Challenges for Warehouses

Lecture 7 Summary

Section 3: Warehouse Processes: Receiving and Put-Away

Lecture 8 Introduction to this Section

Lecture 9 The Receiving Process in a Warehouse

Lecture 10 The Pre-Receiving Process

Lecture 11 In-Handling Process

Lecture 12 Understanding the Importance of Preparation prior to Receiving

Lecture 13 The Off-Loading Process from Vehicles into your Warehouse

Lecture 14 Checking Process: decide whether the goods need to be checked before put-away

Lecture 15 Cross Docking Process: goods are moved directly from goods-in to the despatch

Lecture 16 Recording Activity during the Receiving & Put -Away Processes

Lecture 17 Deciding on Quality Control

Lecture 18 Put – Away Process in your Warehouse

Lecture 19 Importance of Distance of the locations from the receiving and despatch areas

Lecture 20 Section Summary

Section 4: Warehouse Process: Pick Preparation

Lecture 21 Introduction to Order Picking Process

Lecture 22 Pick Preparation

Lecture 23 Warehouse Pick Area Layout

Lecture 24 Section Summary

Section 5: Goods Picking Strategies and Equipment

Lecture 25 Introduction to Picking Strategies

Lecture 26 Picker to goods Strategy

Lecture 27 Goods to Picker Strategy

Lecture 28 Automated Picking Strategy

Lecture 29 Robotics Picker Strategy

Lecture 30 Picker Equipment

Lecture 31 Storage Equipment

Lecture 32 Section Summary

Section 6: Order Picking Methods

Lecture 33 Introduction

Lecture 34 Order Picking Method: Paper Pick

Lecture 35 Order Picking Method: Pick by Label

Lecture 36 Order Picking Method: Pick by Voice

Lecture 37 Use of Barcodes in a warehouse

Lecture 38 Use of RFID technology in a warehouse

Lecture 39 Order Picking Method: Pick to Light

Lecture 40 Order Picking Method: Put to Light

Lecture 41 Comparison of the Pick Methods

Lecture 42 Deciding on type picking system & equipment

Lecture 43 Section Summary

Section 7: Warehouse Processes from Replenishment to Despatch

Lecture 44 Introduction

Lecture 45 The Replenishment Process

Lecture 46 Warehouse and Value Adding Services

Lecture 47 Indirect and Support Activities within a Warehouse

Lecture 48 Inventory / Stock Management in a Warehouse

Lecture 49 Inventory / Stock Counting

Lecture 50 Importance of Product Security in a Warehouse

Lecture 51 The Process of Handling Product Returns

Lecture 52 Exploring the Despatch Process

Lecture 53 Documentation Required and Despatch Process

Lecture 54 Section Summary

Section 8: About the Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

Lecture 55 Introduction

Lecture 56 Why do you need a WMS?

Lecture 57 How to Select the Right WMS for your company

Lecture 58 What to look for in a WMS

Lecture 59 How to Select the Right Solutions Partner for your WMS

Lecture 60 How to Implement a WMS in your Operations

Lecture 61 Section Summary

Section 9: Understanding Warehouse costs

Lecture 62 Introduction to Warehouse Costs

Lecture 63 Types of Warehouse Costs

Lecture 64 Understanding the Importance of Return on Investment (ROI)

Lecture 65 Traditional and Activity-Based Costing Systems

Lecture 66 Logistics Charging Methods – Third Suppliers

Lecture 67 Section Summary

Section 10: Introduction to Warehouse Performance

Lecture 68 Introduction to Warehouse Performance Models and Metrics

Lecture 69 Why do we need to measure our warehouse’s performance?

Lecture 70 What should we be measuring in our warehouse?

Lecture 71 Choosing the right performance metrics for our warehouse

Lecture 72 Understanding the traditional productivity metrics

Lecture 73 Understanding the new performance metrics

Lecture 74 Differentiating between the hard and soft metrics: What are they?

Lecture 75 Can we integrate different performance metrics and models?

Lecture 76 Using the Benchmarking Model to measure our performance

Lecture 77 Using the Balanced Scorecard to record and manage our performance

Lecture 78 Section Summary

Warehouse Managers,Supply Chain Professionals,Inventory Managers,Logistics Professionals,international Business Managers,Importers – Exporters,Freight Managers and Supervisors,Courier and Parcel operators,E-Commerce Fulfillment Managers and Professionals,Business Consultants,MBA Students (with focus on Logistics)

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Udemy | English | 6h 28m | 2.56 GB
Created by: Antony Michail, PhD

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