Warehouse and Distribution Center Layout Seminar


University of Kansas Edwards Campus
Regnier Hall, Room 159
12610 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213

Sponsored by the University of Kansas Continuing Education and Engineering Management Programs

Reduce Costs Without Reducing Service

A recent survey of warehouse and distribution center decision makers shows that their top priority is reducing operating costs. Their top initiatives for accomplishing this are improving warehouse processes (67 percent) and improving inventory control (61 percent). A well-planned warehouse layout contributes to both of these goals. If you are taking similar steps to stay cost competitive, this seminar will help.

Internationally Recognized Instructor

Lee Hales
H. Lee Hales

H. Lee Hales, President, Richard Muther & Associates, planner of manufacturing and distribution facilities for a wide range of industries in more than 20 countries

Lee Hales is an internationally recognized planner of manufacturing and distribution facilities. Formerly operations manager for a distributor of industrial supplies and service parts, Mr. Hales has completed consulting assignments for a wide range of industries in more than 20 countries. His clients include Crown Equipment, The Container Store, Delta Air Lines, Lands’ End, Nokia, Motorola, General Motors, Nutro Products, Sony, and many others. The author of two books on industrial planning, Mr. Hales is a graduate of the University of Kansas and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

All of the techniques presented are field-proven and derived from successful implementation. Case exercises are adapted from real situations and projects.

Profit 5 Ways!

  1. Reduce handling costs
  2. Optimize storage efficiency
  3. Improve warehouse performance
  4. Plan for growth & expansion
  5. Build in flexibility

Who Should Attend

  • Industrial engineers and systems analysts
  • Warehouse supervisors and team leaders
  • Managers of warehouses and distribution centers
  • Logistics and supply chain planners
  • Planning teams for new or expanded facilities
  • Leaders of supply chain and lean initiatives
  • Architects

Learn to:

  • Improve the performance of warehouses and distribution facilities.
  • Increase the productivity and effectiveness of those responsible for layout planning.
  • Provide practical approaches to storage, order-picking, packing, material movement, and physical control.
  • Streamline material flow in warehouses and distribution centers.

Training Your Group

Send a Group and Save Big!

Send a team! This environment encourages discussion, sharing, and planning. The course fee of $1,695 per person includes instruction, refreshments, lunches, and all class materials. For multiple registrations from the same organization at one time, we offer a 10% discount for 3–4 participants ($1,525 each), 15% for 5–9 ($1,440 each), and 20% for 10 or more ($1,350 each).

"It was incredible how much we covered and accomplished in three days. Lee’s experience led us to solve what were, in the past, tough layout problems." — Heráclito I. Ribas, Makro South America, São Paulo, Brazil

"Great presentation. Well rounded for most businesses to be able to adapt information to their application." — Linda Marten, Presto Absorbent Products Inc.