Published: Jan 12, 2007 11:17:36 AM
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Kevin Gue, associate professor in industrial and systems engineering at Auburn University, and Russell Meller, professor of industrial engineering and director of the Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution at the University of Arkansas, will be hosting a web seminar on non-traditional aisle layouts for warehouses. The seminar, to be held January 24 at 1 p.m. Central time, is hosted by the Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC).
Continuing changes in distribution have led to increased emphasis on flow through rather than on storage. Titled "It's All in the Aisles!" the seminar will cover the thought processes behind the flying-V aisle and the fishbone aisle approaches, which have been featured in recent trade press articles. These two designs have the potential to cut travel distances by up to 20 percent, with an associated decrease in labor costs or customer responsiveness.
The seminar will last an hour, and the only necessary equipment is a computer. The cost is $39, far less than the cost of travel and attendance fees for traditional seminars. For more information about registration, contact WERC at http://www.werc.org/.