The Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech, in conjunction with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, once again will offer its "World Class Warehousing and Material Handling" course early next month. The program takes place from Nov. 1-4.
The course is based on the premise that despite efforts to eliminate warehouses and the inventory they house, warehousing will continue to play a critical role in assuring high levels of customer service and logistics performance. The reasons: Warehousing minimizes the effects of supply chain inefficiencies; improves logistics accuracy and inventory management; and allows product accumulation, consolidation and customization.
The class's objective is to give students the skills they need to develop a warehouse master plan that supports the corporation's overall logistics strategy. During the course, they will examine the role of the warehouse in the supply chain, look at ways to analyze warehouse performance, and examine operational practices and warehousing technology.
Later in the month, from Nov. 14-18, Georgia Tech will offer its "Supply Chain Short Course," which is aimed at managers specializing in supply chain, logistics and materials/operations/distribution management. Students will examine issues encountered in planning, designing and operating supply chains.
For information on these and other programs, visit www.tli.gatech.edu.