Warehouse Operations from Theory to Industry Best Practices in Thailand

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Hermann Gruenwald


This quantitative study looks at warehouse management and operations from a logistics management standpoint, in terms of integrated supply chain management (SCM). Getting the right stuff, to the right people in the right amount in the right quality on time. Warehouses take on various functions from shipping and receiving, to storage sorting and assembly of orders. There are various types of warehouses from public to private, from manual to fully automated, from simple depots to distribution centers. The operations of warehouses combine the academic fields of logistics and operations management. The question is how to optimize the location and number of warehouses dependent of what items to provide to what customers where and when. The paper tries to provide an answer in terms of importance of the various operations to the young logistics professionals of today and tomorrow.


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