Warehouse Distribution and Operations Handbook

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McGraw-Hill Education, 1994 - Business & Economics - 864 pages
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The Handbook provides a step-by-step approach to reducing operating costs, enhancing inventory control, increasing profits, improving customer satisfaction, and controlling assets. In addition, the book fully examines and evaluates the array of practices, methods, equipment applications, and current technology that contribute to the effective operation of any type of warehouse-including industrial, mail order, and retail facilities. Whether remodeling an existing facility or building a new one, readers of Warehouse Distribution and Operations Handbook will explore a broad range of topics, including: logistical and strategic considerations affecting operating costs and customer service; layout and product flow options that affect productivity and handling costs; estimating costs, writing specifications, reviewing bids, and administering contracts; loss prevention, maintenance, and sanitation functions; employee standards, productivity programs, and annual expense budgets. In addition, the Handbook provides comprehensive information on carton handling. . .vertical and horizontal materials-handling systems. . .inventory control. . .site selection. . .private, public, and contract warehousing. . .receiving and shipping. . .stackables and unstackables. . .automated systems. . .and more.

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