Warehouse Operations and Management

Why Attend

Company inventories can reach millions of dollars. You need a good warehouse to store, keep and protect all those millions of dollars. In this course, we will discuss the best and the latest methods to store and protect high value inventories. We will also discuss the best characteristics of a modern warehouse. Knowing what you have and how much you have are the keys to proper warehousing management. We will explore the various methods to achieve record accuracy and successful cycle counting.

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Course Objectives

  • Explain the major objectives and functions of modern warehousing
  • Perform ABC inventory classification and calculate record accuracy and discrepancies
  • 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 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Target Audience

Those involved in warehousing (store) activities, both at the operational and supervisory levels. The course is also appropriate for anyone interested to know more about the interaction between warehousing and other materials management functions (purchasing, inventory control and distribution).
  • Introduction to modern warehousing management
    • The modern warehouse
    • Problems and challenges in warehousing
    • Warehousing and inventory costs
    • Customer service in warehousing
  • Inventory classification and record accuracy
    • The ABC classification
    • Uses of the ABC classification
    • Inventory record accuracy
    • Reasons for poor accuracy
    • Periodic and cycle counting
  • Storage and material handling systems
    • Layout of the warehouse
    • Size and shape of the warehouse
    • Storage utilization and organization
    • Material handling equipment checklist
  • Safety in the warehouse
    • Good housekeeping inside the warehouse
    • Identifying safety hazards
    • Unsafe acts and conditions
    • Causes and costs of damage
    • Planning for safety
  • Productivity and audit of a warehouse
    • Causes of lost time
    • Warehousing key performance indicators
    • Objectives of the warehouse audit
    • Components of the warehouse audit

This course has not been scheduled, however you can request for In-House training