Warehousing and physical distribution are changing dramatically! New approaches and methods offer opportunities to cut costs substantially while improving overall operations. In addition, many organizations are now focusing on the impact of the warehouse’s bottom-line and are trying to bring warehouse operations more closely into their organizations.

Companies that make the best use of the basic principles of planning and managing warehouse operations have a competitive advantage. Companies that lack warehouse strategic planning and operational excellence lose profits, market share, cost advantages, and market leadership.

More and more, you are being asked to increase customer service, reduce inventories, increase productivity, handle more and more stock-keeping units, and operate in less and less space. We’ll show you how to meet these challenges and win!

This intensive and practical two-day seminar on Managing and Improving Warehouse Operations will help you stay in touch with the most important new concepts in the warehousing/distribution field.

See for yourself why more than 10,000 people have already attended this practical seminar since 1985!


What you will learn

  • How to identify the precise problems that are most troublesome in your warehouse
  • Cost-cutting, productivity improvement, and cost-effective measures for your warehouse
  • The most important concepts in the warehousing/distribution field today and its emerging role
  • How to layout your warehouse for good space utilization, material handling compatibility, and optimum efficiency
  • Which equipment best suits your particular operations for storage and handling
  • Practical techniques for improving your day-to-day warehouse operations
  • How to develop a balance between warehouse service level and your customers’ needs

Who should attend

  • Newly appointed as well as experienced supervisors
  • Plant, inventory, and materials managers
  • Physical distribution and other management personnel
  • Store and shipping supervisors
  • Managers, supervisors, and data processing personnel interested in increasing the efficiency of warehouse layouts, systems, and operations

This seminar will benefit those with a basic to intermediate level of experience in distribution and warehousing. If you are in a supervisory position in a warehouse setting, or if you are simply interested in learning about warehousing principles and practices, here’s your chance to learn practical techniques for planning, managing, and improving your day-to-day warehouse operations. Managing and Improving Warehouse Operations will help you stay in touch with the most important ideas in the warehousing/distribution field.

Please note: This seminar is not designed for managers and staff of public warehouses.




During this seminar you will learn about:

  1. Measuring warehouse productivity and improving it
  2. Ways to improve your warehouse layout
  3. Estimating storage and space requirements accurately
  4. Practical techniques to manage the critical functions of an effective warehouse
  5. Selecting the proper equipment for your warehouse
  6. Choosing efficient storage systems for your warehouse
  7. Procedures for streamlining the flow of paper and materials to smooth work loads and improve warehouse controls
  8. Scheduling work to meet volume and costs targets
  9. Developing specific and realistic guidelines for planning and designing a warehouse
  10. How to SIMPLIFY, SIMPLIFY, SIMPLIFY—and increase your warehouse productivity in the process
  11. Methods for assembling and analyzing the information you need to optimize your warehouse operations
  12. Increasing the capacity of your warehouse with optimal storage methods
  13. Balancing your warehouse service level with customers’ requirements
  14. The importance of focusing on the primary warehouse functions—and continuously improving your results
  15. How to be aware of the warehouse’s rhythm by determining management techniques for scheduling work and evaluating functional operations
  16. Order filling and selection techniques that will increase the speed, cut the cost, or reduce travel time