September 1, 2006

Space exploration

By DC Velocity Staff

The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) brings its popular two-day workshop "Maximizing Warehouse Space" to Princeton, N.J., on Oct. 2-3. The first day is devoted to a discussion of the elements of planning space. On day two, participants work within groups to design a fictional distribution center using techniques learned the previous day.

The seminar is designed for warehouse managers and supervisors, engineers and realtors, and managers building or redesigning a DC. It is also recommended for managers responsible for warehouse productivity or those responsible for operational change.

The workshop offers instruction on analyzing current operations; evaluating types of storage modules, lift trucks, material handling equipment, picking methods and work flows; and calculating return on investment. Participants also gain insights into common layout and design mistakes, designing the best layout for a facility, and implementation techniques.

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catch this traveling road show

The traveling "Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management" workshop offered by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals heads to Philadelphia this fall, landing at the Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel on Nov. 13-14.

The workshop is designed expressly to benefit a wide range of positions and responsibilities, from line supervisors just entering the profession to general management and senior executives who have been charged with organizational supply chain responsibility. Its objectives include defining the supply chain and its impact on all aspects of business and providing insight into the synchronism and synergism of all the chain's pieces.

Topics covered in the workshop include fundamentals of transportation, procurement, outsourcing, customer service, warehousing, inventory management, manufacturing integration, information systems, facility location, material handling, reverse logistics and project justification.

The workshop's instructors, Art Van Bodegraven of The Progress Group and Kenneth Ackerman of K.B. Ackerman Co., are seasoned supply chain consultants and authors of DC VELOCITY's BasicTraining column. For more information, visit

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