These materials are provided by the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute at the Georgia Institute of Technology. You are welcome to use them so long as the copyrights remain intact, credit for authorship is acknowledged, and nothing is resold at profit.

Warehouse & Distribution Science: The book

This is a book-in-progress. We are still revising and extending this text and suggest you print only what you need as you need it.

Latest release: version 0.95

Released 22 August 2011; 3.8 MB; pdf format, requires Adobe Reader, version 9.0 or later.

Here is how to transfer the pdf so that it is conveniently readable on an iPad, iPhone, etc.


Check the errata for known errors. And please report any errors you find.

Here is material to supplement the book. This includes software to evaluate and optimize warehouses, photo tours, class projects, and other links.

Teachers: Contact us for a teacher's edition that includes solutions to the exercises. Meanwhile, here are most of the figures from the book: ppt (4.0MB) or key (9.3MB) format. Also, Prof. Renee Butler has kindly offered to share the ppt slides (9MB) she used in a recent course.