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Your source for information on Inventory Management and Warehouse Operations.

InventoryOps.com is intended to be a starting point in your quest for information on Inventory Management and Warehouse Operations. Built on the original premise of the internet being a place to share information, I try to present a high level of content available to anyone looking for information on inventory management and warehouse operations.

This site contains original content related to inventory accuracy, cycle counting, lot sizing, safety stock, WMS, ERP, MRP, software selection and implementation, manufacturing, warehousing, shipping, receiving, material handling, and safety.

What is Inventory Operations?

I define Inventory Operations as the combination of systems and processes involved with inventory management as well as the physical aspects of storage and material handling.  I use this definition to control the content of this site.

 

Check out my latest Book

Saving Warehouse Space: Equipment, Methods, Strategies, and a little Math. .

Most businesses that carry inventory will experience space issues at some point in time. It’s important to understand how to make the most of the space you have. While storage equipment and material handling equipment can be an essential part of making the most of the space you have, there is more to it than just equipment.

Saving Warehouse Space explains storage capacity. Not just theoretical capacity (how much you can potentially store), but more importantly, the book explains utilization and working capacity. Without an understanding of utilization and working capacity, you may be making the wrong equipment and layout decisions. In addition, Saving Warehouse Space explains how choices related to pick faces and slotting impact utilization and working capacity.

And, of course, Saving Warehouse Space covers equipment choices and options for aisle widths. Going to narrow or very narrow aisles can provide significant space savings, but you need to make sure you are making the right choices for your specific facility. Saving Warehouse Space even covers lower-cost options to go very narrow aisle.

Other topics include options for offsite storage, and how cost models such as Economic Order Quantity and Equipment Return-On-Investment calculations may need to be tweaked to account for space limitations.

Informational Pages

Glossary of Terms. My definitions of terms, acronyms, and abbreviations you may encounter related to inventory management and warehouse operations.

Industry Links. Here I've assembled what I believe to be the most comprehensive listing of pre-screened categorized links related to inventory management and warehouse operations.

The Book ShelfThe Book Shelf. Contains a recommended reading list of books that can be purchased online.

Equipment Pics

Equipment Pics. Graphic representations and descriptions of various forms of material handling and storage equipment.





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