M1: LESSON 3 — Assignment (A03)
· Q1: Why are processes and procedures important in a warehouse? Give an example of 4 processes that are used and the importance of them.
· Q2: Why is it important to provide delivery times to suppliers or subcontractors?
· Q3: Discuss the importance of yard management in a warehouse.
· Q4: What does the acronym ASN stand for? Why is offloading a crucial part of warehouse operations?
· Q5: Discuss the goals of cross-docking and why its importance in a warehouse.
· Q6: Why is quality control important in a warehouse? Give examples.
M2: LESSON 4 – Assignment (A04)
· Q1: Describe the ABC analysis. Give an example.
· Q2: Describe the word slotting and give an example of how it is used.
· Q3: Why is a warehouse pick area layout important? How does this have an impact on the ABC analysis based on frequency?
· Q4: Why are alternate shelf locations important?
· Q5: Why is a reserve pallet storage area important?
· Q6: What is the importance of an alternative warehouse layout?
M2: LESSON 5 – Assignment (A-05)
· Q1: List three main areas of cost drivers in a warehouse?
· Q2: Define cluster picking and pick to order. Give an example of each.
· Q3: Define the following picking strategies, batch picking, zone picking and wave picking. Give examples of each strategy.
· Q4: Give an example of the types of automated picking systems.
· Q5: What are the benefits of 3D shuttle technology?
· Q6: Why are robotics important in production lines?
M2: LESSON 6 – Assignment (A-06)
· Q1: List four (4) picking methods currently in use in todays warehouses?
· Q2: Describe the use and importance of RFID?
· Q3: Define the following picking strategies, batch picking, zone picking, and wave picking. Give examples of each strategy.
· Q4: Discuss the replenishment option put to light and define its importance.
· Q5: Discuss the vision pick system and its importance?
· Q6: Discuss the cost of pick errors and the impact on operational cash flow.
M3: LESSON 7 – Assignment (A-07)
· Q1: Discuss briefly in your own words, what is replenishment?
· Q2: Give examples of four (4) value-adding services and its importance.
· Q3: What is the importance of cycle and inventory counts?
· Q4: Why is the reverse logistics process important in the warehouse?
· Q5: What does the acronym WEEE stand for? Why is it important in the warehouse?
· Q6: Give examples of four (4) types of documents used during the shipping process?
M3: LESSON 8 – Assignment (A-08)
· Q1: List four (4) examples of the benefits of having a warehouse management system?
· Q2: List four (4) examples of items that would be effective in a warehouse management system.
· Q3: List three (3) functions that can be improved with the implementation of a warehouse management system.
· Q4: Discuss cloud computing and its benefits.
M3: LESSON 9 – Assignment (A-09)
· Q1: Why is a warehouse layout important?
· Q2: Can one warehouse layout, be efficiently used in multiple companies, with varying products?
· Q3: Why are aisle widths important?
· Q4: Why is warehouse flow important?
M4: LESSON 10 – Assignment (A-10)
· Q1: Describe four (4) types of storage and their pros and cons.
· Q2: Describe the difference of push back racking vs drive-in/ drive-through racking.
· Q3: Why are raised storage areas required?
· Q4: List four (4) examples of horizontal movement equipment?
· Q5: List the pros and cons of Automated guided vehicles.
M4: LESSON 11 – Assignment (A-11)
· Q1: What is your understanding of resource planning?
· Q2: What is your definition of processing activity? Give two examples of process activities and their benefits.
· Q3: Define the term productivity and its impact on warehouse operation.
· Q4: List three types of seasonal/demand variation that will have an impact on the warehouse. Give examples.
· Q5: List and describe some other activities that are not driven by processes.
· Q6: How has automation become an integral part of the warehouse?
M4: LESSON 12 – Assignment (A-12)
· Q1: List the eight (8) major types of cost and their impacts on the warehouse.
· Q2: Define return on investment and give 2 examples.
· Q3: Explain the importance of traditional vs activity-based costing systems.
· Q4: What are the pros and cons of a shared -user warehouse?
· Q5: List three value-added services and benefits that can be offered by a warehouse.
· Q6: List and give examples of the three (3) types of contracts offered by warehouses.
M5: LESSON 13 – Assignment (A13)
· Q1: Why do we need to measure performance and productivity?
· Q2: Why should we measure reliability, flexibility, cost and asset utilization?
· Q3: What are KPIs? How do you choose the right one for your organization?
· Q4: Describe the acronym SMART and how it is used.
· Q5: Name and describe the ten (10) performance measures?
· Q6: Describe the acronym OTIF and its five (5) measures?
· Q7: Describe the term benchmarking and why should we implement it.
M5: LESSON 14 – Assignment (A-14)
. Q1: Define outsourcing and offshore outsourcing. Give examples.
· Q2: What is the role of a third-party contractor?
· Q3: Explain the seven (7) sourcing business models.
· Q4: Describe the acronym SMART and how it is used.
· Q5: List and describe the five (5) rules to a win/win relationship.
M5: LESSON 15 – Assignment (A-15)
· Q1: Identify the five stages of fire risk assessment.
· Q2: Identify four (4) methods to prevent slips and trips.
M6: LESSON 16 – Assignment (A-16)
· Q1: List current measures warehouses are implementing, that will allow the warehouse to be energy efficient.
· Q2: What are three (3) main types of packing?
· Q3: List the main reasons warehouses are reducing packaging cost.
· Q4: Why are warehouses pushing to limit the resources used during packing.
M6: LESSON 17 – Assignment (A-17)
· Q1: Based on teachings from the book, give a brief description of what a future warehouse would look like.
Achieving economic profit and customer pleasure relies on optimizing the facility. While shopping, adding items to a basket, and completing a final payment are all front-end eCommerce processes, many other tactics are at work behind the scenes. The warehouse’s six core operationsreceiving, putaway, packaging, picking, packing, and shipmentplay a decisive influence in the facility’s overall success. If you optimize these six steps, you’ll be able to streamline your warehouse service, cut expenses and errors, and boost your percentage of perfect orders. The first and most crucial step in any warehouse operation is receiving. Verifying receipt of the correct goods in the specified quantity, quality, and time frame is essential for a smooth receiving process (Sjödin et al., 2019). And if it were to fail, the consequences for all subsequent endeavors would be even more dire. When goods are received, ownership is transferred to the warehouse, and until they are sent out, the warehouse is responsible for maintaining the goods’ condition. If you know how to receive freight the right way, you can avoid having to take responsibility for any damaged goods. In addition, if we can streamline the cargo-acceptance process, we can enhance the warehouse’s receiving operation as a whole. Or, we can use package dimensioners to precisely record the package height, width, and depth (DIM weight) of incoming shipments, hence improving the efficiency of the receiving process (Osterrieder et al., 2020). Cont…
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