This is the most authoritative and complete guide to planning, implementing, measuring, and optimizing world-class supply chain warehousing processes. Straight from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), it explains each warehousing option, basic warehousing storage and handling operations, strategic planning, and the effects of warehousing design and service decisions on total logistics costs and customer service. This reference introduces crucial concepts including product handling, labor management, warehouse support, and extended value chain processes, facility ownership, planning, and strategy decisions; materials handling; warehouse management systems; Auto-ID, AGVs, and much more. Step by step, The Definitive Guide to Warehousing helps you optimize all facets of warehousing, one of the most pivotal areas of supply chain management. Coverage includes:
- Basic warehousing management concepts and their essential role in demand fulfillment
- Key elements, processes, and interactions in warehousing operations management
- Principles and strategies for effectively planning and managing warehouse operations
- Principles and strategies for designing materials handling operations in warehousing facilities
- Critical roles of technology in managing warehouse operations and product flows
- Best practices for assessing the performance of warehousing operations using standard metrics and frameworks
Scott B. Keller is a professor of logistics and marketing at the University of West Florida. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas and has been on faculty at Penn State and Michigan State. His research interests include issues in personnel development and performance, and the development of market-oriented cultures within logistics operations. He has conducted research for numerous corporations, and his work has appeared in leading logistics journals. He is the co-editor of the International Journal of Logistics Management, an associate editor of the Journal of Business Logistics and a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. His managerial experience is in warehousing, motor carrier operations, and ocean freight terminal operations.
Brian Keller became an independent consultant in 2006. In this capacity, he has supported commercial industry companies as well as Government entities including the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Innovation & Technology Transition, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the Defense Science Board. Previously, Keller was chairman and president of GMA Cover Corporation, a multinational company that designed, manufactured, and supported signature management products including the Ultra Lightweight Camouflage Net System (ULCANS). During Keller's tenure, GMA won the Department of the Army competitive procurement for a $1.7B ULCANS production contract. Prior to GMA, Keller was a vice president for Stewart & Stevenson (now part of BAE) where he was responsible for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle (FMTV) A1R program including the successful award of the $4B rebuy production contract. Keller completed a 21-year military career as a logistician, Lieutenant Colonel, and the Army Product Manager for Field Support Systems. He is an alumni of the Harvard Business School, received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an MBA degree from the Florida Institute of Technology, and an MS degree in industrial engineering from the University of Alabama.