Warehouse management requires a great deal of time, responsibility, and knowledge. Staying on top of the latest trends, best practices, and technologies for making their operations run efficiently and cost effectively is a top priority for warehouse management professionals. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy for warehouse management professionals to find the time to attend conferences and professional gatherings. That’s why we have rounded up some of the top warehouse management presentations and slide decks from industry experts, thought leaders, and warehouse authorities.
Covering topics such as warehouse layout and planning, lean warehousing principles, management tips, and productivity, the following warehouse management presentations and slide decks contain case studies, strategies, and other helpful information for warehouse management professionals. From inventory and staffing to costs and scanning methods, these resources deliver content that is sure to inspire innovative and creative practices in your warehouse. Please note, we have listed our 50 top warehouse management presentations and slide decks here, in no particular order.
1. Warehouse Management Best Practices
A leading social, mobile, analytics, and cloud company, Contus delivers innovative solutions through their products and services for global clients. In Warehouse Management Best Practices, Contus digital marketing executive Meena V explores strategies for warehouse control that increase revenue.
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2. Cold Storage Warehouse Best Practices: Warehouse Layout Optimization
Datex is a leading developer of software solutions for the 3PL, cold storage, warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing industries. Datex marketing coordinator Angela Carver presents best practices for cold storage warehouse layout in this SlideShare presentation.
Three key tips we like from Cold Storage Warehouse Best Practices: Warehouse Layout Optimization:
3. Benchmarking & Best Practices: Increasing Productivity & Warehouse Efficiency
The Warehousing Education & Research Council (WERC) is an association of logistics and distribution professionals. At the Consumer Goods Supply Chain Officer Summit in Shanghai, China, WERC CEO Michael Mikitka presented Benchmarking & Best Practices: Increasing Productivity & Warehouse Efficiency to offer a step-by-step description of an ideal approach to benchmarking for warehouse professionals.
Three key tips we like from Benchmarking & Best Practices: Increasing Productivity & Warehouse Efficiency:
4. Find Savings in the Warehouse: Five Ways to Discover Supply Chain Cost Savings Through Operations
UPS connects the world via global trade, sustainability, and logistics. Their warehouse management presentation, available on SlideShare, highlights five ways to uncover cost savings through operations as apart of a comprehensive approach to managing costs in the supply chain.
Three key tips we like from Find Savings in the Warehouse: Five Ways to Discover Supply Chain Cost Savings through Operations:
5. Saving Time and Money in Warehouse Operations
interlinkONE develops software to simplify how organizations engage audiences. In this warehouse management presentation from the MFSA Annual Conference, interlinkONE VP of sales Karen DeWolfe outlines strategies, technologies, tools, and tips to help organizations streamline inventory management and order fulfillment processes.
Three key tips we like from Saving Time and Money in Warehouse Operations:
6. Trends in Warehouse Automation
Capgemini Consulting, a firm of transformational consultants that help organizations transition to the digital world, and SAP, a leading provider of business software, teamed up to present case studies and thought leadership in Trends in Warehouse Automation. This warehouse management slide deck was presented at the NAW distribution roundtable.
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7. Supply Chain Transformation – From First to the Last Mile
In Supply Chain Transformation – From First to the Last Mile, SAP solution management and extended supply chain expert Kris Gorrepati explores market and technology trends that prompt organizations to transform warehouse management and other logistics. Gorrepati also examines how the supply chain has evolved over the past century.
Three key tips we like from Supply Chain Transformation – From First to the Last Mile:
8. Warehousing and Storage Market in the US 2015-2019
Technavio provides market research reports that are actionable, strategic, competitive, and customer intelligence-related to leading companies worldwide. Their warehouse management slide deck, Warehousing and Storage Market in the US 2015-2019, shares analysts’ forecasts for the warehousing and storage market that show it growing at a CAGR of 6.93% over the five-year period.
Three key tips we like from Warehousing and Storage Market in the US 2015-2019:
9. 10 Easy-to-Implement Tips to Improve Your Warehouse Management Process
The Calgary Regional Partnership is a collaborative effort of local municipalities that work together for a prosperous future in the region. They offer tips for improving warehouse management processes, such as creating smaller warehouses within a warehouse, in this slide deck.
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10. Top 7 Tips for Ecommerce Warehouse Management & Order Fulfillment
Peoplevox builds warehouse management software specifically for e-Commerce and multi-channel retailers, and they share tips specifically for e-Commerce warehouse management in this brief slide deck. Peoplevox founder and CEO Jonathan Bellwood delivered this particular warehouse management presentation at ChannelAdvisor Catalyst.
Three key tips we like from Top 7 Tips for Ecommerce Warehouse Management & Order Fulfillment:
11. Improve Your Warehouse Productivity: Our Top Ten Tips
StarTrack, Australia’s trusted freight and logistic provider, works with Australia Post to make delivers easier and better. They seek to help organizations find efficiencies with their top ten tips for improving warehouse management and productivity.
Three key tips we like from Improve Your Warehouse Productivity: Our Top Ten Tips:
12. Greg’s Top Tips for Warehouse Accuracy
Greg Dow, solution specialist at Edisoft Inc., shares tips for reducing warehouse errors to save time and money in Greg’s Top Tips for Warehouse Accuracy. This slide deck is the white paper version of a presentation Dow prepared to demonstrate some of the most common warehouse design errors and solutions.
Three key tips we like from Greg’s Top Tips for Warehouse Accuracy:
13. Improving Warehouse Productivity Without Resorting to Tier 1 Technology
Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors provide guidance on the processes, designs, and technologies that improve supply chain performance. Their presentation from the WERC Conference helps warehouse managers answer how to improve warehouse problems without making a large capital investment.
Three key tips we like from Improving Warehouse Productivity Without Resorting to Tier 1 Technology:
14. Why Benchmark Warehouse Productivity?
KOMSystems offer advanced supply chain applications. Their warehouse management slide deck examines distribution center productivity benchmarking and explores the benefits of the practice, including uncovering improvement opportunities, increasing profitability, justifying costly operational improvements, identifying industry trends, and enhancing internal productivity monitoring solutions.
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15. Strategies for Making Your Warehouse More Efficient
Western Pacific Storage Solutions (WPSS) is a leader in steel shelving and industrial storage solutions. They outline the benefits of maximizing warehouse productivity and offer tips on warehouse shelving and layout in this warehouse management slide deck.
Three key tips we like from Strategies for Making Your Warehouse More Efficient:
16. Improve Warehouse Productivity – Business Breakfast Session
Turnaround Services Global is an Australian business that works to help business leaders around the globe. Improve Warehouse Productivity – Business Breakfast Session is a presentation delivered by Sukesh Ned, Turnaround Services Global general manager, that focuses on optimizing warehouse productivity using several techniques such as industrial engineering, automated processes, staff redeployment, and more.
Three key tips we like from Improve Warehouse Productivity – Business Breakfast Session:
17. Lean Warehousing – Respecting Excellence
LeanCor is a supply chain partner that specializes in lean principles to deliver operational improvement. LeanCor’s Lean Warehousing – Respecting Excellence presents a case study on cultural development in a distribution environment and is part of their webinar on the ways in which deploying a customize approach to continuous improvement in the warehouse leads to higher productivity, lower costs, and decreased turnover rates.
Three key tips we like from Lean Warehousing – Respecting Excellence:
18. How Mobile Printing Can Help Improve Warehouse Operations
Datex marketing coordinator Angela Carver examines the benefits of using mobile printers in warehouse facilities in this warehouse management slide deck. As Carver points out, mobile printers are becoming a widely used technology because they play a part in eliminating operator errors and associated costs.
Three key tips we like from How Mobile Printing Can Help Improve Warehouse Operations:
19. Do You Have a “Strategy for Speed?” Start by Conquering the “10 Plus Wastes”
Flevy is the marketplace for premium business documents. In this warehouse management slide deck, contributor Howard Coleman explores techniques for maximizing existing space or new space to bring labor efficiency to a new level and highlights the 10 most common wastes in distribution centers and warehouses.
Three key tips we like from Do You Have a “Strategy for Speed?” Start by Conquering the “10 Plus Wastes”:
20. Power of Voice Study: Value of Voice-Directed Warehousing
Supply Chain Insights, a research and advisory firm, engages clients to improve supply chain performance and helps companies be more agile and profitable. Their Power of Voice Study slide deck examines voice-directed warehousing as a potential solution for optimizing customer service requirements while keeping labor costs at a minimum.
Three key points we like from Power of Voice Study: Value of Voice-Directed Warehousing:
21. Determining the Right Lift Truck Navigation System For Your Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) Warehouse
Toyota Equipment shares this Jungheinrich warehouse management slide deck that features some innovative ways to meet growing demands, increase productivity, improve picking accuracy, and drive down costs. Choosing the right lift truck navigation system is an important factor in making warehouse improvements, and the slide deck specifically offers tips for for warehouses with very narrow aisles.
Three key points we like from Determining the Right Lift Truck Navigation System for Your Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) Warehouse:
22. 7 Ways to Improve Warehouse Efficiency
Storee Construction Co. has been providing high-quality industrial and commercial construction since 1966. Their warehouse management slide deck presents seven ways to improve warehouse efficiency and focuses on organization.
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23. Sorters – A Possibility to Reach Higher Efficiency In Your Warehouse
Equinox MHE is a system integrator that helps customers optimize their logistics flow with turnkey custom-fit sorting solutions and custom-fit software and controls. This slide deck is from a presentation on improving warehouse efficiency that was delivered by Equinox product development manager Peter Voet at the Logistics and Transport Forum Conference.
Three key tips we like from Sorters – A Possibility to Reach Higher Efficiency in Your Warehouse:
24. Logistics & Order Fulfillment Strategy
In Logistics & Order Fulfillment Strategy, SAP senior solution expert Avi Shacham explores how to transform supply chain and logistics into demand networks. This presentation highlights planning, accessibility, and fulfilling to please consumers.
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25. How to Manage Your Inventory System with Barcode Scanner
Insight Stock is a flexible web-based inventory management software solution that allows organizations to take control of their stock movements through their business processes. Presented by Simon Burgess, Insight Stock’s slide deck on inventory barcode scanning explains that barcode scanning improves warehouse accuracy, efficiency, and productivity when the barcode scanner is matched to barcode labels and inventory needs.
Three key tips we like from How to Manage Your Inventory System with Barcode Scanner:
26. Lean Logistics & Warehousing
Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET), the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership affiliate for northern Ohio, supports and champions manufacturers in the region. Cody White’s MAGNET slide deck is from a workshop presentation on lean tools and insights for removing waste from warehouses to reduce costs, improve service, and increase efficient, effective logistics and warehousing.
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27. Applying Lean Concepts in a Warehouse Operation
Advent Design Corporation is an award-winning company that provides businesses with custom engineering solutions. Their slide deck, Applying Lean Concepts in a Warehouse Operation, is a presentation by Advent Design partner Frank Garcia. The presentation covers lean concepts in warehouse improvement, using value stream maps, and implementing process improvements.
Three key tips we like from Applying Lean Concepts in a Warehouse Operation:
28. Lean Warehouse
Zensar Technologies is a transformation partner for global corporations that is ranked as a top 13 IT services company by Nasscom. Lean Warehouse is their warehouse management white paper, presented as a slide deck, to help organizations gain a better understanding of incorporating lean warehousing principles and analyzing critical key performance indicators (KPIs).
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29. Applying Lean Principles in Warehouse Operations
Silver Lining Storage Solutions specializes in high quality, value-driven, tailored solutions for various industry verticals. Their warehouse management presentation outlines lean principles for warehousing and guides viewers through transforming into a lean warehouse.
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30. Lean Warehouse Optimization
Melinda Hollingshed, engineering instructor at Mercer University, helps organizations improve business processes. A lean manufacturing expert who specializes in technical writing, Hollingshed presents her insights concerning lean warehousing in Lean Warehouse Optimization, a case study for Lean Training Resources.
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31. A Quick Guide to Warehouse Location Labelling by Peoplevox
In this warehouse management slide deck, Peoplevox founder and CEO Jonathan Bellwood presents a quick guide to location labelling. The presentation introduces and links to the complete guide, which is a useful resource for any eCommerce organization that is in the process of implementing a warehouse management system.
Three key tips we like from A Quick Guide to Warehouse Location Labelling by PeopleVox:
32. How Voice, Scanning, and Automation Can Work Together to Reduce Costs and Improve Service
Lucas Systems is a leading provider of solutions that transform distribution operations and provide for intelligent mobile work execution. Their warehouse management presentation explores the need for new approaches to fulfillment center operations and highlights two case studies on mobile applications and warehouse automation solving shop-floor challenges without altering back-end systems.
Three key tips we like from How Voice, Scanning and Automation Can Work Together to Reduce and Improve Service:
33. A Guide to Warehouse Planning
PD Industrial are experts in supplying, installing, and inspecting warehouse and retail pallet racking and shelving. Their warehouse management slide deck, A Guide to Warehouse Planning, shows viewers how to make the most of their warehouse space, which equipment to use, and how to ensure health and safety in the facility.
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34. Warehouse Key Performance Indicators
With their library of business frameworks and analysis tools, Flevy provides a shortcut to immediate business value for organizations. In this warehouse management slide deck, Flevy shares information on key performance indicators (KPIs) for warehouses and explores best practices in using them.
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35. The “Dos and Don’ts” of Warehouse Developments and Moves
Hatmill is a management consultancy of supply chain and logistics advisors that help organizations address their challenges. Their warehouse management presentation, written by Hatmill managing director Simon Dixon is available in the form of a white paper on Slide Share to guide viewers who are considering embarking on a warehouse move.
Three key tips we like from The “Dos and Don’ts” of Warehouse Developments and Moves:
36. 7 Ways to Organize Your Warehouse for Better Productivity
WPSS is a trusted supplier and advisor to some of the world’s largest corporations. Their presentation on seven of the best ways to maximize time and space in the warehouse offers tips for warehouse managers looking to increase productivity.
Three key tips we like from 7 Ways to Organize Your Warehouse for Better Productivity:
37. Risks Associated with Warehouse Design and Process Flow
The Transport Forum provides a platform for discussing all issues that are relevant to transport. They share a presentation on understanding the impact of warehouse design and the risks associated with it and process flow; the presentation was made by made by Iain Sherwood at a Transport Forum special interest group.
Three key tips we like from Risks Associated with Warehouse Design and Process Flow:
38. Automated Data Collection & WMS: Empowering Your Operation with Real Time Accurate Information
Datex understands software solutions for the warehousing industry, and they share insights into the benefits of implementing a wider variety of technologies to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, increase data availability, and optimize labor productivity in this warehouse management slide deck. As Datex marketing coordinator Angela Carver points out, having the technology is not enough; organizations must integrate their technologies so they can perform as one effective network.
Three key tips we like from Automated Data Collection & WMS: Empowering Your Operation with Real Time Accurate Information:
39. Warehouse Operations Training Session
Omar Youssef is a consultant at MENA Consulting Group. His warehouse management slide deck shares tips for managing and running warehouse operations and focuses on nine warehouse goals, such as maximizing effective use of space, maximizing effective use of equipment, and maximizing effective use of labor.
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40. Operational Agility
Dematic Reddwerks delivers warehouse execution software that is powered by Distribution Science. In Operational Agility, Dematic Reddwerks explores how warehouse executives leverage software to optimize existing facility assets, synchronize data, and align the DC automation islands.
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41. 5 Things You Should Know About Cost to Serve in Your Warehouse
Easy Metrics is a cloud-based business intelligence application that provides visibility into labor costs and helps companies optimize large, controllable expenses. In 5 Things You Should Know About Cost to Serve in Your Warehouse, Easy Metrics offers tips for controlling warehouse labor costs by knowing cost to serve and capturing 100% of labor spend to make management decisions based on current and constantly updated information.
Three key tips we like from 5 Things You Should Know About Cost to Serve in Your Warehouse:
42. Warehouse Operations and Management
Andrea Payaro, vice president of SCM Academy, shares a comprehensive warehouse management presentation on the warehouse process in this slide deck. The focus is to help managers organize their warehouses in terms of people, material, and infrastructure and highlights common mistakes and risks in the industry.
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43. Warehouse Management Benefits for the eCommerce Industry
A partner in technology, Net@Work presents Warehouse Management Benefits for the eCommerce Industry. This slide deck is from a live webinar featuring HighJump solution consultant Chris Barnes and Net@Work senior solutions engineer Sean Fleming; the presentation explores how dynamic WMS capabilities help companies grow their eCommerce components and drive operations.
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44. 5 Principles of Effective Warehouse Management
Kerridge Commercial Systems provides insights for businesses within the distribution trades. Their slide deck highlights five principles of effective warehouse management and details how poor management affects sales and profits.
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45. Warehouse Design and Appropriate Automation
Vanderlande provides automated material handling systems and warehouse automation. In his warehouse automation presentation originally delivered at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Seminar, Vanderlande business development manager Noel Blake discusses when and how to introduce automation to a warehouse or distribution center.
Three key points we like from Warehouse Design and Appropriate Automation:
46. Advantages of Multi-Level Warehouse Picking Systems
Western Pacific Storage Solutions (WPSS) offers engineered industrial shelving systems and work platforms and maintains superior quality. They share some of the benefits of multi-level warehouse picking systems in this warehouse management slide deck.
Three key tips we like from Advantages of Multi-Level Warehouse Picking Systems:
47. Lean Inventory Management: Using Lean Initiatives to Manage Inventory
Flevy is working to become a comprehensive knowledge base of premium business documents. Their Lean Inventory Management: Using Lean Initiatives to Manage Inventory slide deck explores the warehouse management trend of adopting lean techniques to build flexible and collaborative inventory.
Three key points we like from Lean Inventory Management: Using Lean Initiatives to Manage Inventory:
48. How to Improve Labor Productivity in the Warehouse
Datex is a leading developer of software solutions for warehousing, and they understand the need for warehouse management professionals to improve productivity in their facilities. In this slide deck, Datex marketing coordinator Angela Carver examines how reducing costs while increasing customer satisfaction via improved labor productivity leads to success for warehouse management.
Three key tips we like from How to Improve Labor Productivity in the Warehouse:
49. Benefits of a Warehouse Management System
Core Warehouse offers world-class warehouse management systems for distributors, 3PL, and food storage. Their warehouse management slide deck explores the benefits of adopting a warehouse management system.
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50. Metrics Suck… Converting the Warehouse from a Cost Center to Profit Center
Integrated Systems Design (ISD) helps organizations optimize their warehouse, distribution, and manufacturing operations for cost-effective lean operations. Their warehouse management slide deck is from a presentation by Robert Jones at ProMat on the need to convert warehouses into profit centers.
Three key points we like from Metrics Suck… Converting the Warehouse from a Cost Center to Profit Center:
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