The Practitioner's Definitive Guide: Warehouse Practices The Practitioner's Definitive Guide: Warehouse Practices

Written by Bill Chua and Teo Kee Boon - 3rd edition

Warehouses may be as old as trading outposts in the olden days, but warehousing has since evloved into a highly sophisticated operation that features prominently in the supply chain strategy. Here at last is a timely and comprehensive guide for practitioners to the best practices in warehousing. It provides insights for begineers in warehousing and is a good quick read for someone wanting to become familiar with the dynamics of the sector.

The Practitioner's Definitive Guide: Warehouse Practices provides a comprehensive coverage of the operational and management issues faced by warehouse manager. The tips are very practical and the must-get-it-rights are clearly signposted. It includes up-to-date information on the broad range of incentives for logistics providers and experts' insight into the impact of Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs) and other emerging trends on the warehousing scene.

The book includes topics such as:

  • Warehouse management systems
     
  • Keeping score on warehouse performance
     
  • Warehouse safety and security
     
  • Automated Identification and Date Capture technologies
     
  • Pricing and costing warehouse services
     
  • Importance of Warehouse to third-party logistics providers
     
  • Storage system configurations
     
  • Key Considerations in warehouse design and layout

About The Writers

Bill Chua, an engineer by profession, is currently working as regional marketing manager. Prior to this, he was regional materials manager dealing with inbound and outbound logistics processes, procurement, warehousing and inventory management. He collaborates actively with the Singapore Logistics Association to organise logistics and supply chain courses for the industry. Mr Chua heads the subcommittee for certification, which sets the direction for the launch and management of certification courses offered at diploma and higher diploma levels. He is also involved in the professional training of purchasing personnel and logisticians at the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM).

Teo Kee Boon has been lecturing at Temasek Polytechnic since Nov 2004 and is actively involved in the training and development of logistics education for the industry. He joined the logistics industry during the early years of development in Singapore in 1991. Since then, he has accumulated much experience in both the operational knowledge of logistics management and the strategic aspects of the business. Mr Teo graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) and holds a Master of Science (Logistics) from RMIT of Australia.

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