The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad has invited nominations from managers in any logistics organization for the five-day programme on Warehouse Design and Management being offered at the Institute from August 5-9, 2018.
“Warehouses play a critical role in matching product demand with supply across different levels in the supply chain. No supply chain design and management is adequate without deciding the location, design, and management of warehouses. Today warehouses operate not only as centres for storage but also as centres for value-addition,” shared Professor Debjit Roy Faculty Chair – Warehouse Design and Managemen, IIM Ahmedabadt.
Professor Roy also pointed out that while the Indian warehousing sector is expected to grow at a rate of 35-40 per cent every year, about 80 per cent handling and warehousing facilities are not mechanized and traditional manual methods for loading, unloading and handling of food grains and other commodities are used. With ageing population and shortage of skilled labour, mechanization of warehouse activities is very likely to occur in the near future. Few warehouses in India can showcase sophisticated design and automation technologies in comparison to American and European warehouses. Further, to prevent food produce losses and to provide better conditions for product storage and retrieval, better cold storage facilities need to be designed and managed.
“This programme is one of the first of its kind in India.This course is designed to develop warehouse management expertize through a set of design, management case modules, and simulation games. Professionals currently managing (or considering to setup) manufacturing distribution centres, export/import warehouses, e-Commerce warehouses, courier and packaging centres, cold rooms, bulk storage, 3PL services, agri-warehouses, CFS/ICDs, who would like to gain a better understanding of warehouse operations, design, and management, will potentially benefit from this programme,” he maintained.
Candidates can avail of the fee benefits of early bird and multiple nominations. The last date for receiving nominations is July 23, 2018. The last date to avail the early bird discount is July 16, 2018.