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Engineering the Warehouse

Special Note

If you are interested in hosting an onsite session of this course at your organization, please email us at

The course is comprised of (4) online 1/2 days of instructor-led LIVE group webinars.

Please note that this course qualifies for our Georgia AI Manufacturing (GA-AIM) program discount for Georgia residents. Please see below Course Fees section for details.

Visit the course listing within the Georgia Tech Professional Education website.

Course Description

The requirement for high levels of customer service, increasing numbers of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs), and high labor costs have dramatically increased the complexity of warehouse operations. It is no longer sufficient to manage a warehouse based on a simple, arbitrary “ABC” classification of SKUs, which treats all those in a category as if they were identical. Instead, each decision, such as where to store or where to pick product, must be based on careful engineering and economic analysis.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for supply chain and logistics consultants, supply chain engineers and analysts, facility engineers, and warehouse supervisors and team leaders.

How You Will Benefit

  • Exchange space for time (or vice versa) to better meet business objectives.
  • Understand when to use dedicated storage and when to use shared storage.
  • Identify the most convenient locations in a warehouse based on an economic model.
  • Identify patterns in customer orders and exploit these to speed fulfillment.
  • Evaluate warehouse performance.
  • Optimally size and stock a forward pick area.
  • Understand the best practices in order-picking.

What Is Covered

  • Warehouse performance
  • Modern warehouse trade-offs
  • Size and stocking optimization
  • Order-picking best practices
  • Automation

Course Materials


  • Online access to course material in electronic format 
  • Access to an e-copy of the book “Warehouse & Distribution Science” as well as access to an accompanying suite of software to aid in warehouse analytics and optimization.


  • Participants must provide a laptop with high speed internet wireless connectivity

Course Prerequisite and Related Certificate Information

No prerequisites. This course is part of the Distribution Operations Analysis & Design (DOAD) Certificate.

Course CEUs

This course provides for 2.10 continuing education units (CEUs).

Course Instructors

Course Times

Online/Virtual-Instructor led

On the first day, please log in at least 15 minutes before the class start time.

  • First Day - 11am to 5pm ET
  • ​Second Day - 11am to 5pm ET
  • Third Day - 11am to 5pm ET
  • Fourth Day - 11am to 5pm ET

Course Fees

Standard: $1,900.00, Certificate: $1,577.00 (cost of each course when signing up for and paying for a multi-course certificate program).

Register and pay for all required courses in a Supply Chain & Logistics certificate and receive a discount of 17% off per course. Enter coupon code SCL-Cert at checkout.

All residents of the State of Georgia are eligible for a 50% discount while funds last thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration. Use of this discount is subject to verification of GA residency. Enter coupon code SCL-GAAIM at checkout.

If you have 3 or more participants from your organization, please contact us for volume discounts. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Discounts cannot be combined. For questions, call 404-894-2343 or send us an email prior to registration.


August 13, 2024 to August 16, 2024
Virtual (Instructor-led)


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Georgia Tech Supply Chain and
Logistics Institute
H. Milton Stewart School of
Industrial & Systems Engineering
765 Ferst Drive, NW, Suite 228
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.894.2343