Timeless Insights for Planning and Managing 21st-Century Warehouse Operations . . Despite today's just-in-time production mentality, with itsefforts to eliminate warehouses and their inventory carrying costs, effective warehousing continues to play a critical bottom-line role for companies worldwide. World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling covers today's state-of-the-art tools, metrics, and methodologies for dramatically increasing the effectiveness, accuracy, and overall productivity of warehousing operations. . . Written by one of today's recognized logistics thought leaders, this comprehensive resource providesauthoritative answers on such topics as: . . The seven principles of world-class warehousing . Warehouse activity profiling . Warehouse performance measures . Warehouse automation and computerization . Receiving and put away . Storage and retrieval operations . Picking and packing . Humanizing warehouse operations . . . World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling describes the processes and systems required for meeting the changing demands of warehousing. Filled with practices from proven to innovative, it will help all logistics professionals improve theproductivity, quality, and cycle time of their existing warehouse operations. . . Not too long ago, effective warehousing was a relatively straightforward progression of receiving, storing, and shipping. But in today's age of e-commerce, supply chain integration, globalization, and just-in-time methodology, warehousing has become more complex than at any time in the pastAndshy;Andshy;not to mention more costly. . . World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling breaks through the confusing array of warehouse technology, buzzwords, and third-party providers to describe theprinciples of warehousing required for the implementation of world-class warehousing operations. Holding up efficiency and accuracy as the keys to success in warehousing, it is the first widely published methodology for warehouse problem solving across allareas of the supply chain, providing an organized set of principles that can be used to streamline all types ofwarehousing operations. . . Case studies from Avon, Ford, Xerox, True Value Hardware, and others detail how today's most innovative logistics and supply chain managers are arriving at proven solutions to a wide variety of warehousing challenges. Topics discussed include: . . Warehouseactivity profiling Andshy;Andshy;for identifying causes of information andmaterial flow problems and pinpointing opportunities for improvement . Warehouse performance measuresAndshy;Andshy; for monitoring, reporting, and benchmarking warehouse performance . Storage and retrieval system selection Andshy;Andshy;for improving storage density, handling productivity, and trade-offs in required capital investment . Order picking strategiesAndshy;Andshy; for improving the productivity and accuracy of order fulfillment . Computerizing warehousing operations Andshy;Andshy;for profiling activity, monitoring performance, and simplifying operations . . . World-Class Warehousing and Material Handlingintegrates global and e-commerce issues as it addresses customization, information technology, performance analysis, expansion and contraction planning, and the overall role of the warehouse in logistics management and the supply chain. Filled with proven operational solutions, it will guide managers as they develop a warehouse master plan, one designed to minimize the effects of supply chain inefficiencies as it improves logistics accuracy and inventory managementAndshy;Andshy;and reduces overall warehousing expense.