Now that you know there is a need for supply chain technicians, let's look the different processes that occur in an automated warehouse.

Click on the link below to learn about the different area of the automated distribution center.

Click on the icons in the left column that represent the different processes used in an automated warehouse (i.e. Receiving, Put away/Replenishment, Order fulfillment, etc.)

Now that you have a better idea of the technology used in the automated distribution center, who is going to keep this automated equipment running?Click on this video to learn more about who maintains this technology.

To help you understand why so much automation is being added to warehouses, think for a moment and discuss what areas are driving the need for this technology? Here are 3 examples.

Accuracy & efficiency
Massive amount of available products

As a student, what do you need to do to enter into this exciting field?

What do you need to know?
What do you need to do?
What skills do you need to have?
How much money are you going to make?

What types of classes will you need to take to prepare yourself for this career?

Recap closing evaluation questions with students as they complete the post survey.

Note: please collect the completed pre & post survey documents and submit them to the National Center for Supply Chain Technology Education.

Please follow the directions outlined below:

Take a moment and ask yourself the following questions:

  • How did the shoes that you are wearing get from the shoe manufacturer to your feet?
  • How do you order something online right now knowing that it will get delivered to your home tomorrow?
  • How many different types of soda are available for purchase?

Take a few minutes and watch the material handling as a career video:

Career Awareness Lesson Plan