Areas of Focus
This course will demonstrate how warehouse operations are a key enabler to a successful supply chain implementation and the starting point for a transformation. It is critical to manage safety, quality and efficiency. Learn to leverage the lean supply chain modifications to improve customer responsiveness and reduce operating costs and in doing so contributing to a supply chain that creates a competitive advantage for a company. To accomplish this goal, we must bring lean principles into the warehouse and distribution center.
Supply chain professionals, logistics professionals, material managers, production control managers, transportation managers, warehousing managers and purchasing managers
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
No prerequisites. This course is part of the Distribution Operations Analysis & Design (DOAD) Certificate.
Standard: $2,900.00, Alumni/Org Discount: $2,610.00, Certificate: $2,407.00 (cost of each course when signing up for and paying for a multi-course certificate program).
First time attendees pay the listed Course Fee. If you are a returning student of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses (or are active/retired military), you will receive a 10% discount when you enter the coupon code SCL-Alum on the "Check Out" page. If you register and pay for all required courses in a Supply Chain & Logistics certificate in one single transaction, you can receive a discount of 17% off each course by entering the coupon code SCL-Cert on the "Check Out" page. There are also discounts available for multiple-team member registrations or to members of certain organizations.
Discounts cannot be combined. For questions, call 404-894-2343 or send us an email prior to registration.
The program fee for LIVE courses (non-online) includes continental breakfasts, lunches, breaks, parking, internet access, and all classroom materials.
If the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute must cancel a program, registrants will receive a full refund. Georgia Tech, however, cannot assume the responsibility for other costs incurred. Due to program enrollment limits, early registration is encouraged. Registrations will be acknowledged by a letter of confirmation from Professional Education.
On-campus version: On the first day, please check in at least 30 minutes before the class start time.
Online version: On the first day, please log in at least 15 minutes before the class start time.
If SCL/GTPE cancels a course, participants will be notified via email or phone and will be given the option for a full refund or to transfer their registration and any fees paid to another course. It is the responsibility of the student to pay any difference in price, if applicable, when a transfer is made. SCL/GTPE is not responsible for nonrefundable plane tickets, hotel and rental car deposits, nor any other expenses incurred.Every effort is made to present the course as advertised herein; however, circumstances may make it necessary to alter the schedule and/or presenters.
In one particular instance, our team identified an opportunity to improve the picking process. We had 35-40 pickers performing the same process in almost as many ways -- some ways effective and some not. We asked, "Why are we walking all over the warehousing picking every unit for one box, when we have a conveyor system that can bring the box to the pickers and eliminate the wasteful motion?" Through leader standard work, kaizen events, picking patterns, and other applications learned from SCL courses, our team was able to improve flat picking productivity from 50 units per hour to 130 per hour.