Course Description This course is aimed at people who wish to develop their skills and increase their awareness of Warehouse operations and functions. It is designed to assist learners who want to introduce themselves to warehousing principles and those who wish to update their skills in this industry. A particular focus during the course is given to stock management and stock control.
Explain the challenges, objectives, and functions of warehousing.
Perform ABC inventory classification and cycle counting.
Calculate record accuracy and discrepancies.
Identify the different types of storage and material handling systems.
Improve supervisory skills and deal more effectively with warehouse staff issues.
Develop better skills for housekeeping and safety within the warehouse.
Measure warehouse productivity using the right KPIs.
Conduct a scientific audit of the warehouse.
Who Should Attend?
Those involved in warehousing activities
Anyone interested to know more about the interaction between warehousing and other materials management functions
Day One: Introduction to Warehousing Management
Objectives of Warehousing
The Warehousing Cycle
Problems and Challenges in Warehousing
Warehousing and Inventory Costs
Customer Service in Warehousing
Day Two: Inventory Classification and Record Accuracy
Types of Inventory
The ABC Classification
Uses of the ABC Classification
Inventory Record Accuracy
Reasons for Poor Accuracy
Periodic and Cycle Counting
Systems and Methodology of Counting
Day Three: Storage and Material Handling Systems • The layout of the Warehouse • Storage Utilization and Organization • Types of Storage Systems • Fixed versus Random Location • Material Handling Equipment • Improving the Receiving/Issuing Material Operations
Day Four: Dealing with Staff-Related Warehousing Issues
Key Roles of Warehouse Manager/Supervisor
Staff Management Issues
Corrective Guidance Techniques
Day Five: Safety in the Warehouse and Productivity and Audit of a Warehouse
Good Housekeeping inside the Warehouse
Identifying Safety Hazards
Unsafe Acts and Conditions
Causes of Damage
Planning for Safety
Definition of Productivity
Causes of Lost Time
Warehousing Key Performance Indicators
Objectives of the Warehouse Audit
Components of the Audit
Steps to Follow Before, During and After the Audit
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