Training Course Warehousing DNA

Value Proposition

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. Still, lot of improvement potential is available in warehousing and a lot of new technologies and supporting systems are popping up. All supply chain, logistics and warehousing responsible should be aware of what is available today and what the future might/can/will bring. This will allow you to make the correct future proof choices.
During this 4 days course we 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.

Day 1: 20/04/2023

Jan De Kimpe, PICS Belgium, Logisol Pro, ART4L, KULeuven (0.5 d)
Introduction to the course

1. Evaluating the warehouse performance
a. KPI’s and reporting
b. Warehouse costing, Activity Base Costing in the warehouse

2. Improving the warehouse performance
a. Lean Warehousing and continuous improvement
b. Warehouse physics highlights

Luc Forceville, Logflow (0.5d)
Warehouse design basics
  • Principles and rules
  • Data and process modeling
  • Working on warehouse lay-out
  • Case study work: presentation and participant application and presentation

Day 2: 27/04/2023

Thomas De Gols, PWC (0.5 d)
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)
Jason Ashton, A-performance (0.5 d)
Warehousing software
  • WMS
  • WCS, WES and the interaction with MES
  • Interaction with IOT (data collection, data check, positioning,…)

Day 3: 04/05/2023

Stefan Rusu, Deloitte (0.5 d)
“Warehouse Automation Hardware Systems” – state-of-the-art and Industry 4.0 applications
  • Technology and Automation Trends
  • Case study #1: Goods-to-person (GTP) systems – “The 1.000.000 different SKU e-commerce DC”
  • Case study #2: Lights-off warehousing via I4.0: IOT and robotics – “The first 3PL lights-off warehouse”

Simon Popelier, Logflow (0.5 d)
How to decide on which automation and IT support ?
  • WMS/WCS/WES in practice
  • Linked to automation and hybrid systems
  • When to deploy which type of automation

Day 4: 11/05/2023

Stefan Rusu, Deloitte  (0.5 d)
“Warehouse Automation Hardware Systems” – the full picture for today and tomorrow
  • Technology & Automation Systems – broad ecosystem overview
  • Key Automation Design principles
  • Digital/Data: Digital Twins and Machine learning paving the way to Logistics 2050

Jan De Kimpe, PICS Belgium, Logisol Pro, ART4L, KULeuven (0.5 d)
Warehouse implementation considerations
  • Warehouse implementation road map and go-live strategies, including warehouse setup checklist
  • RFP composition and proposal evaluation
  • SLA definition

Practical information

April 20 and 27 and May 4 and 11, 2023 
4 sessions sessions from 09:00 AM to 5:00 PM, including regular breaks

King George 
Driekoningenstraat 48
9100 Sint-Niklaas


Price for the 4 sessions
  • Value Chain / PICS members: € 1315 + 21% VAT
  • Non members: € 1595 + 21% VAT
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