F08 WK1 SC Concept

F08 WK1 SC Concept - Warehousing Management Management...

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Warehousing Warehousing Management Management
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Warehousing 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 – “make bulk”) Allocating (reducing quantity – “break bulk”) Assorting (building up a variety of products) Sorting (separating products into grades and qualities)
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The Nature and Importance of Warehousing Approximately $85 billion (nearly 1% of GDP) spent on warehousing in the U.S. U.S. warehousing space is around 6.1 billion square feet and increasing. Warehouses facilitate the movement of goods and allow transportation efficiencies to be realized.
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Supply and Product Mixing
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Transportation Consolidation
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Warehouse Decisions Ownership Public vs. contract vs. private Centralized or Decentralized How many Where (location) How much (size) Layout What products where
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Warehousing Decisions
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Public Warehousing Public warehouses serve all legitimate users Bonded storage warehouses Field warehousing Rationale for Public Warehousing Limited capital investment Flexibility
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2010 for the course LSCM 360 taught by Professor Martins during the Fall '08 term at Iowa State.

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