A Little Respect

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A Little Respect…

Let’s face it, warehouse operations don’t get much C level attention unless there are major failures. Even the label “warehouse” sounds old school. In fact, most facilities are now known as distribution or fulfillment centers. Management training in this function is hard to find. Here is an overview from a course I taught a few years ago.

Supply chain strategy has been designed to eliminate or reduce warehousing although E- commerce and forward stocking locations are disrupting this trend. In any case lower total costs, improved efficiency, and adding value are still the goals. Here are some key areas for managers to consider in improving warehouse operations:

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