Learn how to operate an efficient and cost-effective warehouse, and examine the latest developments in warehouse technology, automation and robotics, operations, people management, location and design.
Offering comprehensive advice on all aspects of managing a warehouse, the third edition of Warehouse Management is an ideal guide and detailed reference book for anyone looking to gain a real insight into warehouse operations. It examines everything from the latest technological advances, operations and people management to current environmental issues.
This third edition of Warehouse Management includes definitive updates across the industry, such as the vast expansion of warehouse technology and robotics, warehouse design and the increasing challenges posed by e-commerce. Gwynne Richards tackles the core challenges for today's managers, offering experienced advice on how to reduce lead times, increase productivity and improve customer service.
Revamped with more practical case studies and an array of downloadable warehouse tools, this new edition of Warehouse Management includes useful warehouse audit checklists and is firmly supported with insightful photographs, video links and projections.
Warehouse Management addresses the full spectrum of knowledge needs on the topic.
Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point
An excellent discussion of warehouse operations, covering virtually all aspects of managing a warehouse from the high level strategic view down to floor level processes.
Kate Vitasek, author of The Vested Outsourcing Manual
[S]olid manual on warehouse management. ...Gwynne Richards has written a knowledgeable book on warehouse operations that details today's facilities and their management challenges. ...getAbstract recommends this masterful manual to logistics and warehouse managers - especially new ones - as well as to external suppliers, facility planners and designers, and anyone in the supply chain who seeks insight about warehouse operations.
The book gives a comprehensive overview of all aspects of managing a warehouse. It can be read as a whole, but can also be used as a reference guide. The book is practical in nature and is filled with actual and current examples. For those who want to start implementing immediately it holds Warehouse Audit Checklists, which gives you a practical starting point. I would recommend this book for anybody that wants to get a better understanding of what happens in a warehouse, and the many things one needs to take into account if one wants to manage one effectively.
Martijn Graat, Founder of LogisticsMatter.com
Warehouse managers are under enormous pressure to reduce order lead times, increase productivity, cut costs, and improve customer service - all while ensuring the health and safety of warehouse employees, and protecting the environment. To help warehouse managers confront these issues head-on, Richards provides a comprehensive guide to implementing best practices in their facilities. This book will help warehouse managers gain a full understanding of these different uses, and the technology necessary to maintain operational efficiency in order to succeed.
Gwynne Richards has over 30 years of experience in warehouse management and logistics. As well as running his own successful logistics consultancy, he provides a number of courses on warehouse and transport management and logistics outsourcing for practitioners. He is also the co-author of The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit with Susan Grinstead, also published by Kogan Page. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
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