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Warehouse Management: A Complete Guide to Improving Efficiency and Minimizing Costs in the Modern Warehouse

Gwynne Richards



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Kogan Page Ltd
01 November 2017
Purchasing & supply management; Distribution & warehousing management; Distributive industries
Offering comprehensive advice on all aspects of managing a warehouse, the third edition of Warehouse Management is an ideal guide and detailed reference book for anyone looking to gain a real insight into warehouse operations. It examines everything from the latest technological advances, operations and people management to current environmental issues.

This third edition of Warehouse Management includes definitive updates across the industry, such as the vast expansion of warehouse technology and robotics, warehouse design and the increasing challenges posed by e-commerce. Gwynne Richards tackles the core challenges for today's managers, offering experienced advice on how to reduce lead times, increase productivity and improve customer service.

Revamped with more practical case studies and an array of downloadable warehouse tools, this new edition of Warehouse Management includes useful warehouse audit checklists and is firmly supported with insightful photographs, video links and projections.
By:   Gwynne Richards
Imprint:   Kogan Page Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   3rd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   793g
ISBN:   9780749479770
ISBN 10:   0749479779
Pages:   528
Publication Date:   01 November 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
  • Section - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - 01: The Role of the Warehouse;
  • Section - 02: Role of the Warehouse Manager;
  • Section - 03: Warehouse Processes: Receiving and Put-away;
  • Section - 04: Warehouse Processes: Pick Preparation;
  • Section - 05: Picking Strategies and Equipment;
  • Section - 06: Order-picking Methods;
  • Section - 07: Warehouse Processes from Replenishment to Despatch and Beyond;
  • Section - 08: Warehouse Management Systems;
  • Section - 09: Warehouse Layout;
  • Section - 10: Storage and Handling Equipment;
  • Section - 11: Resourcing a Warehouse;
  • Section - 12: Warehouse Costs;
  • Section - 13: Performance Management;
  • Section - 14: Outsourcing;
  • Section - 15: Health and Safety;
  • Section - 16: The Warehouse and the Environment;
  • Section - 17: The Warehouse of the Future;
  • Section - 00: Appendix 1 - Warehouse Audit Checklists;
  • Section - 00: Appendix 2 - Barcodes;
  • Section - 00: Bibliography;
  • Section - 00: Websites of Companies That Have Contributed to This Book and Other Useful Websites;
  • Section - 00: Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations

Gwynne Richards has over 30 years of experience in warehouse management and logistics. As well as running his own successful logistics consultancy, he provides a number of courses on warehouse and transport management and logistics outsourcing for practitioners. He is also the co-author of The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit with Susan Grinstead, also published by Kogan Page. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Reviews for Warehouse Management: A Complete Guide to Improving Efficiency and Minimizing Costs in the Modern Warehouse

Warehouse managers are under enormous pressure to reduce order lead times, increase productivity, cut costs, and improve customer service - all while ensuring the health and safety of warehouse employees, and protecting the environment. To help warehouse managers confront these issues head-on, Richards provides a comprehensive guide to implementing best practices in their facilities. This book will help warehouse managers gain a full understanding of these different uses, and the technology necessary to maintain operational efficiency in order to succeed. --Inbound Logistics

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