Warehouse Distribution and Operations Handbook

ISBN-10: 0070440026

ISBN-13: 9780070440029

Edition: 1993

Authors: David E. Mulcahy

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Book details

List price: $110.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 9/1/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 864
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

Preface
Logistics and Some Strategic Considerations in Future Operating Costs and Customer Service
Introduction
Stock-Keeping Unit (SKU)
Economic Value
How Your Distribution Operation Serves Your Company
Your Logistics Resources
Your Company's Warehouse Objectives
Important Logistics Trends and Issues
Overview
Warehouse and Distribution Operation Objectives and Company Profit and Service Objectives
Introduction
Handling Characteristics
Distribution Facility Objective
Distribution Facility Activities
Maintenance, Sanitation, and Security Activities
On-Schedule and Accurate Performance of Warehouse, Distribution, and Transportation Activities Mean Profits and Satisfied Customers
How Facility Layout and Product Flow Pattern Affects Productivity and Handling Costs
Introduction
Purpose of the Facility
The Design Volume Level
Determining Facility Size
Warehouse and Distribution Activities
Facility Layout is a Complex Project
Facility Layout Objectives
Computer Simulation
Facility Layout Fundamentals
Minimize the Number of Support Columns for Warehouse Ground or Mezzanine Floors
Facility Layout Presentation Methods
Facility Layout Principles
Bases for Warehouse Layout
Various Warehouse Layout Philosophies
Site Utilization
Equipment Layout Planning for an Existing Building Is a Complex Task
Various Warehouse Layout Principles
Types of Warehouse Operation
How to Increase Storage Space
SKU Unit Load Positions and Optimum Pick and Storage Positions
Truck and Rail Receiving and Shipping Dock Areas
Introduction
Receiving Objective
Shipping Objective
Recent Trends in Receiving and Shipping Activities
Receiving Is Where It Starts
Unloading Activity
Verify Quality and Quantity Activity
How to Handle Product Damage on Your Delivery Vehicle
Return to Vendor or Hold for Quality Control Area
Various Inventory Update Methods
Product Identification
Product Packaging
Receiving and Shipping Dock Locations
Truck Access to the Docks
How to Project the Required Number of Docks
Truck Dock Design Factors
Other Dock Design Features
Options to Improve Dock Safety and Efficiency
Receiving and Shipping Office
Unloading and Loading Concepts
Shipping Function
Product Staging Concepts
Various Receiving and Shipping Staging Concepts
Other Dock Area Considerations
Routing and Organizing the Work of Order Pickers
Introduction
Reasons for Improving Order-Pick Activity
Fundamental Criterion for Any Order-Picker Routing Pattern
The Basic Order-Pick Methods
Various Order-Picker Routing Patterns
Order-Picker Instruction Methods
Various Pick Instructions
Customer Order Handling Methods
Various Batched (Grouped) Picker Control Concepts
Elevation and Location of the Pick Position
Organizing Small-Item Facility Handling Activities
Introduction
Unloading Activity
Quantity and Quality Control Activity
Packaging Activity
Product Identification Activity
Order-Picker Instructions
Handling Customer Orders
Order-Picker Routing Patterns
Inventory Control Activity
Structural Considerations for the Warehouse
Single-Item Sortation Is the Heart of a Batched Pick Concept
Automatic Identification Methods
Carton (Full-Case) Handling in Warehouse and Distribution Operations
Introduction
Purpose of a Carton Warehouse or Distribution Operation
Various Activities
Order-Pick Methods
Carton Storage Arrangements and When to Use Them
Pallet, Carton, and Storage-Pick Position Identification
Sortation
Customer Returns, Out-of-Season Product, and Store Transfers
Nonconveyable Carton Pick
Arranging Key Pallet (Unit Load) Functions to Control Operating Costs, Improve Inventory Control, and Maximize Storage Space
Pallet Load Warehouse Objectives
Facility Design Parameters
Need for Sufficient Clear Floor Space and Aisles
The Four Most Important Rack and Building Dimensions
Other Factors That Affect Employee Productivity
Transaction Instruction Method
Customer Order Handling Methods
Inventory Control System
Various Unit-Load Storage-Pick Concepts
Standard Rack Options and Accessories
Which Horizontal or Vertical Transportation Method Controls Internal Transportation Costs and Handles the Volume and Product
Transportation Links Two Warehouse Functions
Various Transportation Concepts
Small-Item Horizontal Transportation
Carton or Pallet Load Horizontal Transportation
Conveyor Options and Accessories
Determining the Conveyor Path
Changing the Direction of Travel
Tips and Insights on Installing Used Conveyors
Various Types of Trucks
Cart Train
Cart Steering
Cart Coupling (Hook)
Automatic Coupling (Hookup)
Automatic Guided Vehicle
Above-the-Floor Powered Carton or Pallet Horizontal Transport
Overhead Nonpowered Horizontal Transportation
Overhead Powered Horizontal Transportation
Vertical Transportation Systems
The Best Lift Truck and Mobile Warehouse Equipment for an Operation
Design Parameters
Various Lift Trucks
Storage/Retrieval Vehicles
High-Rise Order-Picker Truck
Rough-Terrain (Yard or Outdoor) Lift Trucks
Various Vertical Lift Vehicles
Bridge Crane
Improving Truck Operator Productivity and Reducing Product and Equipment Damage
Lift Truck Attachments
Various Aisle Guidance Methods
End-of-Aisle Vehicle Slowdown Devices
Pickup and Delivery Stations
Stacking Stackable and Nonstackable Products
Unitize or Palletize Loads as Soon as Possible
Stacking Design Parameters
Pallet Boards
Slip Sheet
Skid
Container
How to Stabilize Unit Loads
The Best Inventory Control and Storage-Pick Position for an Operation
Inventory Control
Inventory Projection Methods
Product Identification
Product Destination in the Warehouse
Position Identification Methods
Storage-Pick Location Identification
Put-Away and Withdrawal Transaction Verification Methods
Various Replenishment Concepts
Calculation of SKU Space Requirements
Inventory Tracking Methods
Manual Versus Automatic Identification Systems
Components of Identification Method
Various Identification Systems
Various Automatic Systems
Components of Automatic Identification System
Specifying the SKU, SKU Carrier, and Structure
Symbology (Code)
Code Generation Alternatives
Bar-Code Types
Manual-Readable Codes
Machine-Readable Codes
Various Product Identification Encoding Devices
Mechanical and Electrical Components
Decreasing Product Flow Time and Handling Costs with an Across-the-Dock Operation
Objective of an Across-the-Dock Operation
What Is Required?
From Your Company, Who Is Involved?
The Vendor's Responsibility
Material Handling Systems and Product Types
Receiving and Shipping Areas Are Most Important
Various Carton Distribution Systems
Merchandise Order-Pick Methods
Packing Verification
Handling Hanging Garments in an Across-the-Dock Operation
Facility Site Selection
Centralized or Decentralized Operations
Factors in the Decision
Noneconomic (Secondary) Site Selection Factors
Your Business and Its Relationship to the Site Selection Factors
Site Selection Project Types
Look at Existing Buildings to Remodel (Retrofit)
How to Service Remote Customers
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