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Best Practices
In Warehouse Management

(A Two-Day Seminar For Warehouse Managers and Others Involved In Working With Warehouses)

Speakers: K. Ackerman and R. Carlson

Day One

7:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.
The process is frequently misunderstood and therefore mis-applied. This presentation will clear the air about what benchmarking is, and is not. Furthermore, it will help you implement a benchmarking process in your own organization.
Team Selection & Introduction Worldwide Wholesale Distributors Case
Coffee Break and Case Discussion
Team Reports on Management Case
Improving Productivity (Part 1) Your operation cannot be successful without improving on productivity in every aspect of the warehouse operation. In a competitive environment, productivity is high on the list of best practices.
Introduction Waltham Warehouses Inc. Case
Lunch and Case Discussion
Team Reports Waltham Warehouses Inc. Case
Mentoring the Transition From Worker to Manager A significant percentage of warehouse managers begin their careers as hourly workers. The transition is not easy. Many companies provide little or no guidance to those who are moving from worker to manager. The process of supporting that change will be developed.
Introduction Federated Fulfillment Case
Coffee Break
Team Reports Federated Fulfillment Case
Order Picking,
Cross Docking, & Shipping
The picking and shipping functions are the most intricate and costly elements of many warehouse operations. We will outline these, including the slightly different function of cross docking.
Introduction Diligent Distribution Centers Case
5:00 p.m.


Day Two

7:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Team Reports Management Case

8:30 a.m.
The Miracle Adhesive

Two adhesives are involved - one that encourages employees to stick with your warehouse, and another that helps customers stick with you. Every warehouse employer is concerned about attracting and retaining qualified people. This presentation will look at some case examples as well as providing an overview of the gainsharing process.
Coffee Break
Improving Productivity (Part 2) An analysis of the various types of labor productivity standards, how to select the best one for your company, and how to implement a scheduling system.
Introduction Acme Foods Case
Lunch, Hotel Checkout, and Case Discussion
Innovation and Automation in Materials Handling The driving stimulus toward warehouse automation has always been either an effort to save space or labor. Today, much of the emphasis has turned to the saving of time rather than space, because the shortage of qualified workers is a pervasive problem. We will focus on three steps involved in a commonsense approach to warehouse mechanization.
Justifying Warehouse Improvements When you leave this seminar, you should have more than one creative new idea to improve your warehouse operation. But when you get home, how will you convince your boss and your colleagues of the value of making a change? This presentation will suggest some of the ways to keep score on current performance and ways to use practical tools to implement change in your organization.
3:30 p.m.

Registration fee: $1190.


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2041 Riverside Drive
Suite 204
Columbus, Ohio 43221
Phone 614-488-3165
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