Introduction to the Automated Warehouse
is the essential foundational text for the Supply Chain Technician of the 21st century.  It acquaints the reader with all of the skill sets Supply Chain Technicians must possess to be successful in an automated warehouse or distribution center.  Videos, puzzles, games, illustrations, and interactive widgets vividly engage the reader while delivering the material in a way that is fun and easy-to-understand. If you enjoy working with your hands, the occupation of Supply Chain Technician is for you!

The book is available free of charge.  Mac users can download the book at the iBookstore.  For those needing it in PDF format, we now offer a number of options:
1) The e-text with videos embedded;
2) The e-text with links to the videos hosted elsewhere;
3) The option to download individual chapters.

  • A total of 13 chapters to use as a whole, or the option to utilize individual chapters, as many of the topics apply to other disciplines. 
  • eTextbook and accompanying course are suitable for both high school or community college.
  • Can be used for either credit or non-credit classes, and can be articulated between a high school and a community college.  
  • Serves as partial preparation for MSSC’s Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) or Certified Logistics Technician (CLT). 

Additional instructor materials are also available for use in the classroom.  For more information, please contact Elaine Gaertner at