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Supply Chain Strategy, Second Edition: Unleash the Power of Business Integration to Maximize Financial, Service, and Operations Performance, 2nd Edition by Edward H. Frazelle

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CHAPTER 7

RightHouseWarehousing Strategy

“A house is built by wisdom, and by understanding it is entirely put in good order.”

—SOLOMON

I wrote the first edition of World-Class Warehousing in 1995. Back then people asked me why I was writing a book on warehousing when the JIT movement was aimed at eliminating warehousing. Today it’s the Lean movement. The question is a legitimate one and the one I ask our seminar attendees every time I kick off a seminar or presentation on warehousing. “Why should we devote our time and energy to studying an activity that every supply chain professional and the Lean literature is trying to eliminate?” A better way to phrase the question might be to ask, “In what ways does warehousing add value in business and ...

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