Our civilisation has passed through three major periods, the third of which began within the memory of most of us. The first was the age of Agriculture, the second great period was the Industrial Era, while the newest period is the Age of Information; the utilisation of computers and radio frequency terminals as common warehousing tools has taken place only in the last three decades, the goal of the course is to develop a better understanding between the third-party warehouse operator and the user of these services.
On completion of this course you should be able to:
Explain the fundamental role warehousing provides in management of an effective logistics system.
List the functions of warehousing and discuss its value and elements.
Recognise the advantages and disadvantages of contract warehousing.
Explain the significance attached to warehouse operations.
List the elements of warehousing with a great clarity.
Module 1: Background of the Warehouse Industry
The Evolving Role of Warehousing
History of Warehousing
The changing role of Human Resources management
Warehousing as part of a logistics system
Globalisation of warehousing
The Functions of Warehousing
The Functions and alternatives of warehousing
The balance between risk and costs
The changing value of warehousing
Elements of warehousing
The Pros and Cons of Contract Warehousing
The Historical perspective
Is the contract primarily for Lending Institutions?
The "Evergreen" contract
The pricing challenge in contracts
Contracts and stability
Warehousing and Corporate Strategy
A mission statement for warehousing
The make or buy decision
Dealing with growth
What business are you in – or, should form follow functions