Warehouse Management: A Complete Guide to Improving Efficiency and Minimizing Costs in the Modern Warehouse




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  1. Poppy J. says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Managing a warehouse: guide, February 18, 2012
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    This review is from: Warehouse Management: A Complete Guide to Improving Efficiency and Minimizing Costs in the Modern Warehouse (Paperback)

    This book is a technical guide to managing warehouse operations management systems. The author is a consultant who understands logistics and has gathered data for the industry of warehouse management systems in Europe and the United States. The book goes into: the warehouse manager’s roles, areas for increasing productivity, ways to resource the warehouse, time management issues, and goes over trends in the logistics industry.

    For anyone not in the business, it is good to know that warehouses are part of the supply chain of goods for the supplier, manufacturer, retailers or other companies. The book offers case studies, pull-outs and information on how to run and manage a warehouse. There are graphs, charts, profiles and examples, and it helps the reader to understand how the warehouse runs and operates.

    The book takes the reader from beginning to end in discussing information necessary to understand the maintenance and management of a warehouse. I enjoyed the information on resourcing the warehouse. This was regarding receiving products to the warehouse and handling of products before they are delivered to an end-user. This process includes taking inventory of goods on a truck prior to delivery to a client, determining accurate records as to the volume of the goods, measuring variations of goods during the day, monitoring daily activity variance, and how to manage work shifts to resource all of this information and these products to consumers. I never knew that the intake of products happens usually in the morning and that activity does not occur on even blocks of time during the day – with the usual case being that 80% of the orders put onto trucks happen in the late shift in some cases.

    The most interesting idea after reading the book is that most goods are passed through warehouses in the United States and Europe using the strategies and techniques outlined in the book. This book is recommended for anyone who is a Project Manager in the transportation industry and anyone who wants to become a manager in a warehouse or other large storage area.

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  2. Dr Marc Bowles says:
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    4.0 out of 5 stars
    At last, an excellent book introducing the fundamentals of warehousing!, October 28, 2011
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    Dr Marc Bowles (Dilston, Tasmania Australia) –

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    This review is from: Warehouse Management: A Complete Guide to Improving Efficiency and Minimizing Costs in the Modern Warehouse (Paperback)

    I have been struggling to find an adequate, up-to-date textbook for the new warehouse and distribution unit I have to write. So many are about the science, use out of date concepts and philosophies, or really-despite their titles-are written from the perspective of inventory management and logistics. What a relief to read Gwynne Richards’ Warehouse Management. For an Australian writing about warehousing and distribution in an Asia-Pacific context my first reaction after a few hours of reading was one of relief. While thin in some areas it achieves what it sets out to do. The fundamentals are well covered, clearly written by someone expert in the field and not biased to any particulate discipline or approach. All in all an ideal book for undergraduates or those new to working in the logistics, supply chain, freight or maritime management that need to understand the fundamentals of warehouse management.

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  3. Anonymous says:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Warehouse Management, July 10, 2012
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    Rolf Dobelli “getAbstract” (Switzerland) –
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    If you’re not in the warehouse business, you may be surprised to learn what is happening inside modern facilities. And if you’re an insider, you know exactly what is going on – or what the potential is – and you’ll welcome this solid manual on warehouse management. Far more than just a great big storage shed in an industrial neighborhood, the up-to-date warehouse may be a space-age environment where robots roll efficiently back and forth, guided by a state-of-the-art radio system as they collect ordered merchandise. Supply chain consultant Gwynne Richards has written a knowledgeable book on warehouse operations that details today’s facilities and their management challenges. With a bit of notice to US readers that the book has a UK orientation, 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. Come on inside the loading dock and have a look around.

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