Warehouses are often seen as a necessary evil: places that stop the flow of goods and thus increase costs without adding value. But the truth is that they have a critical part to play in supply chain management, and warehouse managers should be centrally involved in the strategic aspects of any business.
Stuart Emmett is a trainer, consultant and mentor, operating through learnexchange.com, his background is in managing warehouses. He has written 3 books, various learning and technical material and a wide range of articles. Stuart is joint writer of Learning Material for e-learning (which won the 2000 Institute of Logistics and Transport Award for Excellence in Information, Communications and E-commerce).