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The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management, 5th Edition by Dr. Peter Baker, Phil Croucher, Alan Rushton

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Warehouse management and information

Introduction

The management of a large warehouse is a very challenging position that requires a range of skill sets. Warehouse management is now a high-level position in many companies, recognizing the high costs and investment involved in the facility, as well as the key role that warehouses play in the provision of high customer service levels. This chapter examines some of the key elements involved in warehouse management and then proceeds to explore the supporting information systems that are necessary for the successful operation of a large warehouse, whether it is automated or conventional in nature.

Operational management

The management of a large distribution centre is a complex task. There may ...

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