6. Warehousing

“The process of laying out a warehouse is a lot like putting a puzzle together. Like a puzzle, it is difficult to complete until all the pieces have been defined and assembled.”

—Edward H. Frazelle, World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling (2002)

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

• Understand the basic principles of warehouse management.

• Comprehend the different types and roles of warehouses.

• Grasp the emerging warehousing trends and their impact on the new roles of warehouses.

• Identify the components of warehousing costs.

• Design an optimal warehouse network within the supply chain.

• Design an optimal warehouse layout in such a way that it minimizes costs and maximizes space ...

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