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World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling, 2E, 2nd Edition by Edward Frazelle

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CHAPTER TWO

WAREHOUSE ACTIVITY PROFILING, DATA MINING, AND PATTERN RECOGNITION

2.1   The P’s and P’s of Profiling

2.2   Warehouse Activity Profiles

2.3   Calendar-Clock Profiles

2.4   Item Activity Profiling

2.5   Inventory Profile

Imagine that you were sick and went to a doctor for a diagnosis and prescription. When you arrived at the doctor’s office, he already had a prescription waiting for you, without even talking to you, let alone looking at you, examining you, or doing blood work. In effect, he wrote your prescription with his eyes closed and a random prescription generator. Needless to say, you would not be going back to that doctor for treatment.

Unfortunately, the prescriptions for many sick warehouses are written and implemented without ...

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