The Warehouse Management Handbook

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James A. Tompkins, Jerry D. Smith
Tompkins Press, 1998 - Business & Economics - 980 pages
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Completely revised to reflect recent developments ranging from ADA requirements to re-engineering, benchmarking and cycle-time reduction, this book provides advice on planning, equipping and managing every aspect of the warehouse operation. It includes such topics as: changing technologies; specific planning data; valuable implementation guidance; and new case studies from such companies as Abbot Laboratories, Rubbermaid, Ross Stores and Sara Lee.
  

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This is an all-around excellent educational resource for those who are both looking to understand the nature of warehousing activities as well as for potential solutions.

Contents

1 Calculation of the Performance Index
9
1 The Framework for Warehouse Excellence
15
Warehousing and Physical Distribution
19
LogisticsPlace In 1990s Business
23
6 The Synthesized PushPull Distribution System
29
8 Illustration of DRP Process
37
Warehousing and Manufacturing
43
1 Functions of the Three Manufacturing Warehouses
47
7 Approximate Calculation of the Average Cost
352
8 MACRS Depreciable Lives for Personal Property
353
11 Economic Analysis
362
Hazardous Materials Management
371
1 Characteristics of Hazardous Waste
374
Environmental Concerns in Warehousing
391
An Examination of Codes
405
1 Sprinkler Utilization versus Monetary Property
406

Third Party Warehousing
63
1 Partial List of Outsource Services
67
Transportation Modes
89
1 Distribution Challenges Overview
140
1 Types of Planning
151
3 Days of Delivery Impact on Profits
158
Customer Service Management
183
1 Cost Tradeoffs Required in Logistic Systems
185
3 Impact of Substitution on Service Level
192
2 Importance and Performance Evaluations
202
7 Possible Measures of Customer Service Performance
209
Warehouse Space Layout Planning
229
1 Receiving and Shipping Analysis Chart
232
1 Space Requirements for 90 Docks
235
4 Storage Analysis Chart
241
Personnel Planning
255
1 Labor Utilization Index
260
Acheiving Organizational Excellence in Warehouse Operations
279
1 Headlines Relating to Programs During a Programs Life
281
3 Example Documentation of Number of Projects and
287
Facilities Planning
295
1 Typical Building Elevation Requirement
301
4 Basic Dock Layout
312
Simulation
319
1 Characteristics of Popular Simulation Software Products
332
Economic Analysis
339
1a Preliminary Consideration of Costs
340
5 Operating and Maintenance Costs
346
6 General NFPA Recommendations for Rack Storage
413
12 Curtain Board Design Parameters
419
Dock Design
423
1 RiteHite Corporation
426
5 Preventing Trailer Contact with Building
432
8 Lift Truck Weights and Grade Allowance
441
Large Parts Storage Systems
447
Small Parts Storage Systems
465
Automated StorageRetrieval Systems
493
Lift Trucks
509
Unit Load Conveyors
553
Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems
585
Hoists Monorails and Overhead Traveling Cranes
611
Auto ID Systems
633
RF Communication
663
Warehouse Control and Management Systems
683
Warehouse Measurement Systems
713
Electronic Data Interchange
741
Containers and Packaging
765
Receiving at the Warehouse
793
Order Picking Systems
803
Stock Location Management and Inventory Control
823
Shipping Systems
849
Loss Control
883
Distribution Excellence at Abbott Laboratories
901
Lessons Learned from Warehouse Control System
915
Index
931
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About the author (1998)

James A. Tompkins, Ph.D. is president and founder of Tompkins Associates, a leading supply chain consulting and integration firm. Dr. Tompkins is the author of or contributor to 23 books and more than 500 articles in industry journals. He is an internationally known authority on warehousing, distribution network strategy, material handling, facilities planning, manufacturing and team building. Dr. Tompkins is a much sought-after speaker on continuous improvement, organizational excellence and leadership.

Smith is the executive vice president of Tompkins Associates, Inc. He is a frequent speaker on planning and managing warehouse operations.

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