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Inventory Control and Warehouse Management Course.

June 3 - June 14

Inventory Control and Warehouse management Training.

Inventories can reach many 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. A scientific method of auditing the warehouse will be applied.

Course Methodology

This course uses a mixture of interactive learning tools such as videos, questionnaires, case studies, team exercises, individual exercises and group discussions.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the challenges, objectives and functions of warehousing
  • Perform ABC  inventory  classification  and  cycle  counting  and  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 and conduct a scientific audit of the warehouse

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).

Training Modules.

Introduction to warehousing management

  • Objectives of warehousing
  • The modern warehouse
  • The warehousing cycle
  • Problems and challenges in warehousing
  • Warehousing and inventory costs
  • Customer service in warehousing

Inventory classification and record accuracy

  • Types of inventory
  • The ABC classification
  • Uses of the ABC classification
  • Inventory record accuracy ü Reasons for poor accuracy ü Periodic and cycle counting
  • Systems and methodology of counting
  • Knowing what is inside the warehouse
  • Knowing how much is inside the warehouse

Storage and material handling systems

  • Layout of the warehouse
  • Size and shape of the warehouse
  • Storage utilization and organization
  • Types of storage systems
  • Fixed versus random location
  • Material handling equipment
  • Material handling equipment checklist
  • Improving the receiving/issuing material operations

Dealing with staff related warehousing issues

  • Key roles of the warehouse manager Staff management issues
  • Corrective guidance techniques Qualities of a good warehouse employee Motivation of warehouse employees

Safety in the warehouse

  • Good housekeeping inside the warehouse Identifying safety hazards
  • Unsafe acts and conditions cause of damage Planning for safety

Productivity and audit of a warehouse

  • 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

Way forward After the Training

Participants will develop a work plan through the help of facilitators that stipulates application of skills acquired in improving their organizations. ASPM will monitor implementation progress after the training.

Training Evaluation:

Participants will undertake a simple assessment before the training to gauge prior knowledge and skills and another assessment will be done after the training in-order to demonstrate knowledge gained through the training.

Inventory Control and Warehouse Management
June 3 - June 14
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+254 737 022726


Nairobi Kenya + Google Map
+254 737 022726

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