The development of a strategy oriented towards Improvement and Innovation requires contextualising in the way in which the operational techniques of Internal Logistics and Warehouse Management can contribute to this strategy.
This problem can be addressed from the principles of Supply Chain Management (Lean Logistics, CPFR, VMI...) and associated techniques that is a systemic approach to analysis and improvement of the flow of materials applied to intra-logistics and warehouse management.
This approach adds value to the company in improving the Order-Supply process in aspects of Service Quality and Costs.
Industrial and distribution companies require experts to design, manage and improve warehouses and distribution platforms.
To be able to carry out a physical design or redesign of the warehouse identifying the main areas (reception, warehouse, preparation and conditioning, dispatch), dimensioning for a stock level and flow of materials that allows to reach an objective service level. This design will focus on the storage, handling and packaging systems that guarantee the efficiency of the logistical processes.
Be able to perform an operational design or redesign of an order placing process by identifying the most efficient operative (picking system) and the planning/scheduling system that responds to a dispatch plan.
Be able to make an analysis of operating costs of means or of logistical equipment.
The reason for the warehouses? Warehouse according to position in the chain
Function of the warehouses
Trends in the complexity of logistics networks
Added value of a warehouse. Quality of Service and Operational Costs
Operational processes with material flow
Location of warehouses and Location of stock
Calculation of the centre of gravity
Case studies: profitability and improvements, process maps, where to situate the warehouses etc…
Design methods. Static and dynamic vision.
Selecting the storage method.
Operator-product alternatives for boxes and pallets.
Case Studies: Warehouse costs, selection of handling equipment, costs of handling operationsetc…
Warehouse design. Flow.
Product reception and location.
Order preparation systems
Cargo and Shipping
Case Studies: analyse the complexity and productivity of order preparation, design of picking systems, role-playing simulation exercise, etc…