Areas of Focus
Online courses are offered through Georgia Tech Professional Education using the Canvas Learning Management System platform. The interface is primarily point-and-click, and can be learned by anyone capable of using a web browser. There is no software to distribute, and no experience with HTML or other technical knowledge required.
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.
This “how-to” course teaches Systematic Layout Planning (SLP). It greatly expands the depth of coverage on warehousing methods, especially material handling with sessions on topics such as detail rail layout and installation planning. It includes added coverage on site location and selection, warehouse relocation, and installation. Equal attention is given to planning new or rearranging existing facilities, including analysis of order-picking, storage, and material handling methods.
You will learn by doing. Over 100 pages of worksheets and exercises and a dozen case problems assure your mastery of the material. Checklists and Excel™ Working Forms prepare you for immediate application.
This course provides essential learning for those who are short on space, storing new or different items, performing new functions, or simply looking for productivity improvements.
Georgia Tech offers an in-person, hands-on course (Warehouse/Distribution Center Layout) that covers many of these topics. However, this online version is for those who want access to expanded coverage of these topics, plus additional content in material handling not covered in the in-person course.
This course is designed for managers of warehousing, distribution and logistics; warehouse supervisors and team leaders; industrial engineers and systems analysts; planning teams for new or expanded facilities; leaders of supply chain and lean initiatives; and material handling engineers and equipment suppliers.
The phases and steps of Systematic Layout Planning (SLP)
Choices and conditions for order-picking and storage
Choices and conditions for material handling methods
How to identify, agree and assure that your most important relationships are honored in your layout plan
Short- and long-term space estimating and how to resolve space shortages
Block and detailed layout plans and how to agree on the best
Project planning and management
Factors to consider and evaluate for warehouse site location and selection
Relocation and installation planning
Required (student must provide)
Provided (student will receive)
*Please note that it may take several weeks to receive these supplies, especially if you are outside of the United States.
No prerequisites. This course is part of the Distribution Operations Analysis & Design (DOAD) Certificate.
Standard: $2,500.00, Certificate: $2,075.00 (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.
Discounts cannot be combined. For questions, call 404-894-2343 or send us an email prior to registration.
If SCL/GTPE cancels a course, registrants will be notified via email or phone and will receive a full refund. 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.
Special Note: Although the current online course session(s) indicate a start date that may have passed, students can enroll at any time. The online course(s) are self-paced offering flexibility, so you can fit the course work into your schedule. However, it is recommended that you register by the registration close date indicated in the section details, to allow for enough time to complete the course.