Warehouse Design and Operations Course

Warehouse Design and Operations Course Overview

The Warehouse Design and Operations course is for individuals in the field of Warehousing and Supply Chain Management. The course will employ a hands-on approach that will include practical examples, case studies, and group discussions. At the end of the course, participants will have gained a comprehensive understanding of warehouse design principles, modern warehouse designs, efficient operations, and the latest technologies in the field and acquire skills to design and manage warehouses that support effective supply chain operations.

Who Should Attend Warehouse Design and Operations Course

  • Individuals in the field of Warehousing, Logistics, and Supply Chain
  • Working professionals looking to change careers, job to warehousing and supply chain management
  • Job seekers aspiring to start a career in the area of warehouse management.
  • Individuals across various industries, including retail, manufacturing, logistics and distribution, delivery services, electronics and technology.

Introduction to Warehouse Management

  • Role of warehousing in the supply chain
  • Functions and objectives of warehousing
  • Trends and challenges in modern warehousing

Warehouse Design Principles

  • Understanding warehouse layout and flow patterns
  • Storage systems and equipment selection
  • Space utilization and optimization techniques
  • Safety and ergonomics in warehouse design

Warehouse Technology and Automation

  • Introduction to warehouse management systems (WMS)
  • Barcode and RFID technologies for inventory tracking
  • Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS)
  • Robotics and automation in warehouse operations

Warehouse Operations Optimization

  • Receiving and put-away procedures
  • Inventory control and stock replenishment strategies
  • Order picking and packing techniques
  • Shipping and logistics management in warehouses

Warehouse Safety and Security

  • Occupational health and safety regulations
  • Risk assessment and accident prevention
  • Emergency response procedures
  • Warehouse security measures and protocols

Warehouse Performance Measurement

  • Key performance indicators (KPIs) in warehousing
  • Data collection and analysis for performance evaluation
  • Continuous improvement strategies in warehouse operations
  • Lean principles and practices in warehousing

Warehouse Layout Optimization

  • Single-level and multi-level warehouse layouts
  • Cross-docking and flow-through concepts
  • Zone picking and batch-picking strategies
  • Racking systems and space allocation techniques

Sustainable Warehousing

  • Environmental sustainability in warehousing
  • Energy-efficient lighting and facility design
  • Waste management and recycling practices
  • Green packaging and eco-friendly transportation options

Warehouse Design and Operations Projects

  • Group projects to design and optimize a warehouse layout
  • Analysis of real-world warehouse challenges
  • Implementation of operational improvement strategies
  • Presentation and evaluation of project outcomes

Johnson Fadola

My training and work experiences in the UK and Nigeria, have enhanced my high level of innovativeness and efficiency in my areas of career / specialisation. I am degree qualified and I have extensive experience in procurement, logistics, distribution, sales and marketing and supply chain management, with communication skills, negotiation skills, customer care service skills, organisational skills, problem solving and decision making skills, managerial / leadership skills, etc. I am a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultant, Nigeria (FIMC). Also, Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), UK and Nigeria, National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN), etc.


Caleb Okeke 

I am Caleb.  A transport manager, member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics  and Transport, a competent facilitator with a demonstrated history of working in the professional training & coaching industry. My specialization and core skills are computer networking, operations management, environment, health and safety (EHS). I have developed several career skills in strategic planning, digital marketing and marketing strategy.

Participants enrolling for this programme will be required to have minimum of 3 years’ professional experience. Participants who meet the programme requirement should pay the course fee and complete the enrollment form 2 weeks before the programme kick off date.

Prospective applicants who do not meet the programme requirement but wants to join the programme should should follow the process detailed below.

Application Process

  1. Start a chat with the online course adviser or complete the application form
  2. Application will be reviewed by programme committee
  3. Application acceptance will be communicated by programme committee
  4. Pay the programme fee after receiving acceptance from the committee
  5. Check your mail for programme schedule and payment confirmation

    Participant’s Experience

    What is included in the Course Programme Pack

    • Practice Manual & Textbook
    • Participants workbook & Exercises
    • Templates for professional practice
    • Local & international case studies
    • Recognized Certification of Completion
    • Branded Personalized programme pack & stationaries
    • Breakfast & Lunch
    • 3 Star Accommodation (Optional – Available on Request)

    Kindly note all training materials for the Virtual Online classes will be in electronic formats (PDF & MS Word)

    Warehouse Design and Operations Course Fees & Dates for  Upcoming Classroom & Virtual Online In 2023

    Piston and Fusion offer the Course as Classroom in Lagos and Virtual Online Class in other states in Nigeria. See dates and fees for classroom and virtual online class.

    Warehouse Design and Operations Programme Information
    Course Objective: The Programme focus is to impart the skills to design and manage warehouses that support effective supply chain operations
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    Location: 122a Obadina Street, Omole Phase 1 Ikeja Lagos
    Virtual Class
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    Location: Microsoft Teams | Zoom

    Why Piston & Fusion Ranked Amongst the Best Business Institute In Nigeria?

    • We have trained 6000+ professionals
    • We have over 10 years industry experience
    • Our facilitators are experienced and certified
    • We offer post training career advice and support

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    All You Need to Know About Warehouse Design and Operations

    What is Warehouse Design and Operations?

    Warehouse design and operation involves the planning, designing, and management of storage facilities to ensure efficient storage, movement and handling of goods. Warehouse design and operation includes elements such as layout design, inventory management, material handling, order processing, and overall logistics management within a warehouse environment. Effective warehouse design and operations are critical to meeting customer demands, minimizing costs, and ensuring accurate and timely order fulfillment.

    What is Warehouse Operations?

    Warehouse operations refer to the day-to-day management and execution of activities within a warehouse facility, including receiving, storage, inventory control, order fulfillment, and shipping. It involves optimizing processes, leveraging technology, and maintaining a safe and efficient working environment to ensure the smooth flow of goods and timely delivery to customers.

    What Does a Warehouse Operation Staff Do?

    A warehouse operations staff is responsible for performing and managing various day-to-day activities within warehouse facilities. The responsibilities of a warehouse operation staff may include storing and organizing inventory, receiving and inspecting incoming shipments, tracking orders, inventory counts and control, operating material handling equipment, maintaining cleanliness, safety standards, and smooth operations. Includes coordination with other teams and departments to ensure They play a key role in maintaining efficient warehousing processes, streamlining inventory management, and facilitating on-time order fulfillment.

    What are the Types of Warehouse Operations?

    The types of warehouse operations include receiving, storing, inventory management, order processing, shipping, returns, cross-docking, value-added services to ensure efficient and effective warehouse management.

    What is the Meaning of Warehouse Design?

    Warehouse design refers to the process of strategically planning the layout, structure, and organization of a warehouse facility to optimize space utilization, enhance operational efficiency, and ensure the smooth flow of goods within the facility.