LSCM 360 - S08 WK 6 Warehouse Management

LSCM 360 - S08 WK 6 Warehouse Management - Warehouse...

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Unformatted text preview: Warehouse Warehouse Management Management 5-2 Warehouse Management Warehousing emphasizes storage of products. Distribution centers emphasize rapid movement of products through the facility. Throughput is the amount of product entering and leaving a facility in a given time period. Regrouping function Accumulating (increasing quantity) Allocating (reducing quantity) Assorting (building up a variety of products) Sorting (separating products into grades and qualities) 5-3 The Nature and Importance of Warehousing Approximately $85 billion (nearly 1% of GDP) spent on warehousing. U.S. warehousing space is around 6.1 billion square feet and increasing. Time and place utility, allowing firms to use customer service as a dynamic value-adding competitive tool. 5-4 Supply and Product Mixing 5-5 Transportation Consolidation 5-6 Design Considerations in Warehousing General considerations Quantity and character of goods must be known —product profiling Know the purpose to be served Storage Distribution Cross-docking 5-7 Ideal Facility for Pure Supplier Consolidation (Full Pallet Movement)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course LSCM 360 taught by Professor Martins during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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LSCM 360 - S08 WK 6 Warehouse Management - Warehouse...

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