Areas of Focus
Warehouse associates and associates in other supply chain domains should understand the processes, technology, and terminology that are in play in today's distribution operations. This course is intended to train students in the basics of warehousing, so that they can quickly familiarize themselves and be effective contributors in warehouse and distribution operations.
The course is structured to prepare entry-level and supervisory-level employees in warehouse operations with a fundamental understanding of the physical, technological, process, and safety considerations of warehouse/distribution operations. Additional topics include: facility configuration, storage and handling techniques, metrics, customer service considerations, and the role of distribution operations in different industries. Includes exposure to bar-coding, picking and shipping processes, and storage and sorting systems.
This course is offered in a self-paced online format as part of the Atlanta Logistics Pathways initiative.
Warehousing Operations is a self-paced course consisting of 8 Learning Blocks. At a typical pace, the course can be completed in 8 weeks (1 block per week).
*This course can prepare students to pass the Warehousing Operations Certification developed by the LINCS Consortium in Supply Chain Management. Students who intend to take the LINCS exam must become familiar with the materials in Learning Block 9. Students who do not intend to take the LINCS exam do not need to read the materials in Learning Block 9 – though you are encouraged to do so.
Please review https://pe.gatech.edu/technology-requirements to ensure that the system you will be using is capable of accessing this online course.
Online courses are offered through Georgia Tech Professional Education. The interface is provided via Moodlerooms and 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.
Every effort is made to present the course as advertised herein; however, circumstances may make it necessary to alter the schedule and/or presenters.