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A range of equipment is considered and an insight gained into the importance of selecting the most appropriate type of system based on cost, performance and operational/ product data. The case study is then used to put the concepts into a recognisable context by planning basic warehouse layouts, the costs involved and the effects of different types of equipment on the throughput, development costs and running costs. Module 1 : Data Collection & Analysis Modules 2 & 3 : Storage Equipment & Mobile Equipment Case Study 1 : Comparison of Palletised Warehousing Systems Module 4 : Order Picking Methods Module 5 : Order Picking Equipment Case Study 2 : Warehouse Design (2 parts) Module 6 : Warehouse Mechanisation & Automation Module 7 : Receipt & Despatch Areas Course Outline Day 1 Module 1 Data Collection & Analysis The importance of recording sufficient data accurately and in the most appropriate format, and the analysis and use of that data. Modules 2 & 3 Storage Equipment & Mobile Equipment The principles underlying storage design, a review of storage systems and their characteristics, the importance of handling equipment selection and the conflict between product access and space utilisation. Case Study 1 Comparison of Palletised Warehousing Systems Short cut methods for estimating capital and annualised costs of a range of pallet storage systems. Day 2 Module 4 Order Picking Methods A review of the different methods of order picking and their suitability to different types of operation. The effects of using separate reserve and picking stocks. Module 5 Order Picking Equipment Order picking equipment types and the characteristics which affect their suitability for different picking methods. Case Study 2 Warehouse Design (part 1) The design of a warehouse for the storage of palletised goods, case picking and order despatch, using several combinations of Truck and Racking type. Capital and annualised costs for each solution are then compared. Day 3 Case Study 2 Warehouse Design (part 2) Module 6 Warehouse Mechanisation & Automation Discusses and demonstrates warehouse automated systems, their advantages and disadvantages. Module 7 Receipt & Despatch Areas A look at the important factors in the design of the goods inwards and despatch areas, external access and vehicle marshalling areas, dock levelling, load/unload equipment and environmental considerations. Case Studies The case studies used in this course are designed to illustrate how the basic costs for a warehouse design can be developed. The first case study develops the cost parameters from a blank sheet of paper. The second case study develops the ideas further to calculate the equipment and manning levels needed to effectively run a warehouse using differing types of equipment. The course is held in a fully equipped specialist training centre with a range of recreational facilities available to make your stay more pleasant. The course fee is inclusive of lunch, refreshments and a full set of extensive course notes which are separately bound for each module and case study, forming an invaluable source of information.

A range of equipment is considered and an insight gained into the importance of selecting the most appropriate type of system based on cost, performance and operational/ product data. The case study is then used to put the concepts into a recognisable context by planning basic warehouse layouts, the costs involved and the effects of different types of equipment on the throughput, development...

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