Definitive Guide to Warehousing, The: Managing the Storage and Handling of Materials and Products in the Supply Chain
©2014 |Pearson FT Press |
Scott B. Keller
Brian C. Keller
©2014 |Pearson FT Press |
The authors fully address 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. Coverage includes:
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The complete guide to planning, implementing, measuring, and optimizing world-class supply chain warehousing processes and operations
Chapter 1: Warehousing’s Role in the Supply Chain 1
Chapter 2: Distribution Center Concept 15
Chapter 3: General Warehousing and Distribution Center Strategies 21
Chapter 4: Design and Layout 45
Chapter 5: Personnel 57
Chapter 6: Warehouse Negotiations, Agreements, and Contracts 79
Chapter 7: Warehouse Management 87
Chapter 8: Warehouse Performance 99
Chapter 9: The Role of Industrial Product Packaging 111
Chapter 10: Warehousing and Transportation Interface 121
Chapter 11: The Importance of Managing Inventory 145
Chapter 12: Selecting Warehouse Locations 161
Chapter 13: Safety and Security 173
Chapter 14: Equipment and Information Technology 195
Chapter 15: Unique Functioning and Unique Materials Warehousing 221
Glossary of Key Terms and Definitions 231
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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.
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