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Engineering the Warehouse

Special Note

Our apologies, due to low enrollment the February 2023 offering of this course has been canceled. Please check back for a rescheduled offering of this course later this year.

The virtual offering is comprised of (4) 1/2 days of instructor-led LIVE group webinars.

The onsite/in-person version of the course takes place on the Georgia Tech campus over 3 days.

Course Description

The requirement for high levels of customer service, increasing numbers of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs), and high labor costs have dramatically increased the complexity of warehouse operations. It is no longer sufficient to manage a warehouse based on a simple, arbitrary “ABC” classification of SKUs, which treats all those in a category as if they were identical. Instead, each decision, such as where to store or where to pick product, must be based on careful engineering and economic analysis.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for supply chain and logistics consultants, supply chain engineers and analysts, facility engineers, and warehouse supervisors and team leaders.

How You Will Benefit

  • Exchange space for time (or vice versa) to better meet business objectives.
  • Understand when to use dedicated storage and when to use shared storage.
  • Identify the most convenient locations in a warehouse based on an economic model.
  • Identify patterns in customer orders and exploit these to speed fulfillment.
  • Evaluate warehouse performance.
  • Optimally size and stock a forward pick area.
  • Understand the best practices in order-picking.

What Is Covered

  • Warehouse performance
  • Modern warehouse trade-offs
  • Size and stocking optimization
  • Order-picking best practices
  • Automation

Course Materials


  • Online access to course material in electronic format 
  • Access to an e-copy of the book “Warehouse & Distribution Science” as well as access to an accompanying suite of software to aid in warehouse analytics and optimization.


  • Participants must provide a laptop with high speed internet wireless connectivity

Course Prerequisite and Related Certificate Information

No prerequisites. This course is part of the Distribution Operations Analysis & Design (DOAD) Certificate.

Course CEUs

This course provides for 2.10 continuing education units (CEUs).

Course Instructors

Course Fees

Standard: $2,900.00, Alumni/Org Discount: $2,610.00, Certificate: $2,407.50 (cost of each course when signing up for and paying for a multi-course certificate program).

First time attendees pay the listed Course Fee. If you are a returning student of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses (or are active/retired military), you will receive a 10% discount when you enter the coupon code SCL-Alum on the "Check Out" page. If you register and pay for all required courses in a Supply Chain & Logistics certificate in one single transaction, you can receive a discount of 17% off each course by entering the coupon code SCL-Cert on the "Check Out" page. There are also discounts available for multiple-team member registrations or to members of certain organizations.

Discounts cannot be combined. For questions, call 404-894-2343 or send us an email prior to registration.

The program fee for LIVE courses (non-online) includes continental breakfasts, lunches, breaks, parking, internet access, and all classroom materials.

If the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute must cancel a program, registrants will receive a full refund. Georgia Tech, however, cannot assume the responsibility for other costs incurred. Due to program enrollment limits, early registration is encouraged. Registrations will be acknowledged by a letter of confirmation from Professional Education.

Course Times

Online/Virtual-Instructor led

On the first day, please log in at least 15 minutes before the class start time.

  • First Day - 11am to 5pm ET
  • ​Second Day - 11am to 5pm ET
  • Third Day - 11am to 5pm ET
  • Fourth Day - 11am to 5pm ET

On the first day, please check in at least 30 minutes before the class start time.

  • First Day - 8:30am to 5:00pm ET
  • Second Day - 8:30am to 5:00pm ET
  • Third Day - 8:30am to 4:00pm ET


ISyE location map

Georgia Tech Supply Chain and
Logistics Institute
H. Milton Stewart School of
Industrial & Systems Engineering
765 Ferst Drive, NW, Suite 228
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.894.2343