Training course Warehousing DNA

Training course Warehousing DNA

30/04/2024 09:00 - 21/05/2024 17:00 Crowne Plaza, Antwerp

Warehousing is an important element in today’s flexible, agile and cost-efficient supply chains. Big part of customer service levels is achieved by performing warehousing activities, and warehousing typically represents around 40% of distribution budgets. But the improvement potential is still very high in warehousing and a lot of new technologies and supporting systems are popping up. All supply chain, logistics and warehousing responsibles should be aware of what is available today and what the future might/can/will bring. This will allow to make the correct future-proof choices.

During this 4 days course PICS Belgium and Value Chain will bring you an overview on how to understand your current warehouse DNA, but also to work on DNA (Design, New Technologies and Automation) and improve the warehouse functioning.

When ?

  • 2024 April 30, May 7, 14 and 21
  • Crowne Plaza, Gerard le Grellelaan in Antwerp

What ?

  • 4 days training from 9 until 17h


  • Get insight in your current warehouse DNA
  • Improve the potential of your warehouse
  • Discover new technologies and supporting systems to improve your warehouse functioning
  • Warehouse DNA Certificate


Price for this 4 days training, including lunch, welcome coffee and 2 coffee breaks

  • PICS–members/ Value Chain subscribers: 1 315€ + 21% VAT
  • Non members: 1 595€ + 21% VAT


Day 1

Introduction to the course

Part 1: Evaluating the warehouse performance

  • KPI’s and reporting
  • Warehouse costing, Activity Base Costing in the warehouse

Part 2: Improving the warehouse performance

  • Lean Warehousing and continuous improvement
  • Warehouse physics highlights

Part 3: Warehouse design basics

  • Principles and rules
  • Data and process modeling
  • Working on warehouse lay-out
  • Case study work: presentation and participant application and presentation

Day 2

Part 4: Strategic decisions around warehousing

  • Strategic fit in the overall supply chain and decisions around 3PL versus insourced, green- versus brownfield, manual versus (partially) automated,…)
  • Working on the business case (Capex versus Opex, ROI, NPV, IRR,…)
  • Business continuity planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP)

Part 5: Warehousing software

  • WMS
  • WCS, WES and the interaction with MES
  • Interaction with IOT (data collection, data check, positioning,…)

Day 3

Part 6: “Warehouse Automation Hardware Systems” – state-of-the-art and Industry 4.0 applications

  • Technology and Automation Trends
  • Case study #1: Goods-to-person (GTP) systems – “The 1.000.000 different SKU e-commerce DC”
  • Case study #2: Lights-off warehousing via I4.0: IOT and robotics – “The first 3PL lights-off warehouse”

Part 7: How to decide on which automation and IT support ?

  • WMS/WCS/WES in practice
  • Linked to automation and hybrid systems
  • When to deploy which type of automation

Day 4

Part 8: “Warehouse Automation Hardware Systems” – the full picture for today and tomorrow

  • “Warehouse Automation Hardware Systems” – the full picture for today and tomorrow
  • Technology & Automation Systems – broad ecosystem overview
  • Key Automation Design principles
  • Digital/Data: Digital Twins and Machine learning paving the way to Logistics 2050

Part 9: Warehouse implementation considerations

  • Warehouse implementation road map and go-live strategies, including warehouse setup checklist
  • RFP composition and proposal evaluation
  • SLA definition


Stefan Rusu
Jason Ashton
Luc Forceville
Jan De Kimpe
Rolf Ceulemans 
Simon Popelier


non PICS-members
1 595,00 excl. VAT

Register here

1 315,00 excl. VAT
PICS Belgium