Training Course Warehousing DNA

Warehousing is an important element in today’s flexible, agile and cost-efficient supply chains. Big part of customer service levels is achieved by performing warehousing activities, and warehousing typically represents around 40% of distribution budgets. But the improvement potential is still very high in warehousing and a lot of new technologies and supporting systems are popping up. All supply chain, logistics and warehousing responsibles should be aware of what is available today and what the future might/can/will bring. This will allow to make the correct future-proof choices.

During this 4 days course Value Chain and PICS Belgium will bring you an overview on how to understand your current warehouse DNA, but also to work on DNA (Design, New Technologies and Automation) and improve the warehouse functioning.


  • Get insight in your current warehouse DNA
  • Improve the potential of your warehouse
  • Discover new technologies and supporting systems to improve your warehouse functioning
  • Warehouse DNA Certificate


Day 1: 03/06/2021

Instructor: Stefan Rusu, Johnson & Johnson
  • Part 1: Introduction, warehousing today versus in the future
  • Part 2: Working on the right warehouse concept
    • Proven automation and hybrid systems, the state-of-the-art, including case
    • Innovative, Industry 4.0 technologies, including case
      • The art of the possible
      • Technology deep-dive, including AR
  • Other technologies not included in the cases
  • Trending warehousing principles, part 2: unmanned warehousing and robotization
Instructor: Jason Ashton, Founder A-performance

Part 3: Warehousing software
  • WMS
  • WCS, WES and the interaction with MES
  • Interaction with IOT (data collection, data check, positioning,…)

Day 2: 10/06/2021

Instructor: Luc Forceville, Logflow

Part 4: Warehouse design
  • Principles and rules
  • Data and process modeling
  • Working on warehouse lay-out
  • Case study work: presentation and participant application and presentation

Day 3: 17/06/2021

Instructor: Rolf Ceulemans, PwC 

Part 5: Strategic decisions around warehousing
  • Strategic fit in the overall supply chain and decisions around 3PL versus insourced, green- versus brownfield, manual versus (partially) automated,…)
  • Working on the business case (Capex versus Opex, ROI, NPV, IRR,…)
  • Business continuity planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP)
Instructor: Jan De Kimpe, Logisol Pro
  • Warehouse implementation road map and go-live strategies, including warehouse setup checklist
  • RFP composition and proposal evaluation
  • SLA definition

Day 4: 24/06/2021

Instructor: Jan De Kimpe, Logisol Pro

Part 6: Evaluation the warehouse performance
  • KPI’s and reporting
  • Warehouse costing, Activity Base Costing in the warehouse
  • Improving the warehouse performance
  • Lean Warehousing and continuous improvement
  • Warehouse physics
Instructor: Stefan Rusu, Johnson & Johnson
  • Warehousing 2050
  • Warehousing innovations for the future
  • View on future of warehousing in future supply chains
  • Closing, lessons learned


This 4 days training is especially designed for:
  • Supply chain professionals
  • Logistic responsibles
  • Warehouse responsibles
English, unless all participants are Dutch speaking

  • 03/06, 10/06, 17/06 and 24/06/21
  • 4 days training from 9 until 17h
Hotel Serwir
Kon. Astridlaan 57,
9100 Sint-Niklaas

Price for this 4 days training, including lunch, welcome coffee and 2 coffee breaks
  • PICS–members/ Value Chain subscribers: 1 315  € + 21% VAT
  • Non members: 1 595 € + 21% VAT
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