Excellence in Warehouse and Inventory

An Intensive 10 - Day Training Course

Excellence in Warehouse and Inventory

Best Practices for Managing & Improving Warehouse and Inventory Operations

Scheduled Dates

03 - 14 Oct 2022 Accra - Ghana $11,900
04 - 15 Dec 2022 Dubai - UAE $9,900
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course? 

Warehouses and Inventory Management are critical for the effective management of procurement and the supply chain to enable the efficient delivery of superior customer service.

Warehouses and Inventory controls are often overlooked and are not thought to be an important activity. Therefore, incorrect levels of inventory can be held with attendant knock on effects to costs, availability and customer service.

The program will destroy this myth of unimportance and demonstrate just how to:

  • Evaluate procedures, change and improve methods wasteful activities and excess costs
  • Discover all of the essential tools for the effective management of warehousing and inventory
  • Achieve best in class performance is exactly what this program is about
  • Use all of the practical skills to take back to the workplace so that all those internal problems that limit performance are avoided
  • Apply the required principles and look at many practical applications in a highly interactive learning environment; delegates will have fun while learning principles and skills to ensure that they are able to change current methods and activities

The Structure

This comprehensive training course consists of two modules which can be booked as a 2-week training event, or as individual, 5 Day courses.

The Structure

This PetroKnowledge training course is split into two modules:

MODULE I - Warehouse and Stores Management

MODULE II - Inventory & Stock Control Management

Each module is structured and can be taken as a stand-alone training course; however, delegates will maximise their benefits by taking Module 1 and 2 back-to-back as a two-week training course.

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals? 

By the end of this seminar, you will learn to:

  • Learn the principles of Warehouse and Inventory Management
  • Evaluate current procedures
  • Examine operations and activities
  • Analyze the key areas of operations
  • Identify and Understand key performance indicators
  • Succeed in improving operations
  • Improve personal productivity
  • Make needed changes to methods to improve customer service whilst achieving reductions in inventory
  • Eliminate wasteful costs
  • Avoid those internal problems that limit performance
  • Obtain added value for money
  • Understand and implement the essential tools for managing warehouses and inventory in the supply chain

Who is this Training Course for?

Who Should Attend?

  • This program is for all individuals who have a stake in the Supply Chain and all Logistics, Materials, Inventory, Stock, Warehouse and Distribution Professionals
  • It will also help those who need to develop their limited understanding about Warehouse and Inventory management
  • It will be especially helpful to all those who are looking to make business gains and benefits and to any owners, operators and directors of companies with warehouse and stores operations and who hold stock and inventory

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented? 

Warehouse and Inventory Management consists of nineteen modules containing lecture content, participative discussions, and many case studies to make the training come alive. The supportive comprehensive course manual will enable practical application and reinforcement and ensure back at work applications.

Organisational Impact

A legacy of increasing product availability and customer service levels is the ever-increasing requirements to:

  • Examine the link of stock in the company operations and activities
  • Analyse the key areas of warehouse operation
  • Identify and understand key performance indicator
  • Succeed in improving operation
  • Organisations are much more healthy and productive when they have effective warehouse and inventory operations that provide superior customer service and product availability

Personal Impact

  • See how to conduct an analysis of stock
  • Gain from making productivity improvements in all operations
  • Understand how to select and maintain warehouse equipment
  • Conduct safe working practices and operations
  • Apply a framework for continual improvement
  • Gain the financial benefits that effective warehouse and inventory management can bring

Daily Agenda

Module One: Warehouse, Stores and Stock Control Management

Day One: The Role of the Warehouse

  • Why we need a warehouse
  • What functions they cover
  • How do they fit into the supply chain
  • The balance between sorting and storing
  • 12 initial questions to ask about warehousing activity

Product Classification

  • Supply /demand variables
  • ABC Analysis or the 80/20 rule
  • Determining product handling groups
  • Throughputs and product formats

Day Two: Layout Options

  • Receiving options
  • Storage options
  • Picking/assembly options
  • Dispatching options
  • Using the floor and the height space
  • Organising for flow

Methods and Equipment

Here we specifically look at the lifting, storing and moving equipment available for specific layout options, including:

  • Warehouse structures
  • Loading bays
  • Selecting fork lift trucks
  • Selecting racking
  • Implications for warehouse layouts
  • Operational timings and planning

Day Three: Health and Safety

  • Duty of care
  • Inspections and risk assessments-task analysis
  • Equipment maintenance and care
  • Raising people's awareness

Security and Loss

  • Minimizing internal theft
  • Minimizing external theft
  • Preventative measures will be briefly discussed.

Day Four: Productivity and Costs

  • Fixed and variable cost
  • Typical costs involved
  • A model for understanding the roles of productivity, utilisation, and performance
  • Setting productivity and cost targets
  • The importance of having measurements and key indications of performance

Service Levels

As Warehouses are a link in the total process of satisfying customers, this session will therefore look at:

  • Internal and external customers
  • The three key customer service measure
  • Customer service sampling
  • Effects of substandard service
  • Minimising errors

Day Five: Stock Coding

  • Different methods
  • Understanding of all involved
  • Checklists to help on deciding the best option

Stock Recording

  • Separation of powers
  • Legal issues
  • How do we get inaccuracies?

Stock Checking

  • Roles and responsibility
  • Requirements
  • Job Descriptions
  • Authority levels
  • Tolerances and approvals
  • The programme
  • Options
  • Reconciliations / discrepancies

Summary

Finally, in linking together all the sessions, we put forward simple overviews and a clear summary, including:

  • The 7 step model for better warehouse management
  • The top 20 warehousing ideals for continuous improvement

Module Two: Inventory Management Techniques

Day Six: Inventory and the Supply Chain

  • Inventory management definition
  • Types of stock
  • Demand amplifications
  • Demand replenishment in networks
  • Managing the flows
  • Type I and II supply chains
  • The Supply Chain Rules
  • Inventory and statistics
  • Concept of service level

Day Seven: Inventory Key Concepts

  • Key Component: Demand Analysis
  • Key Component: Demand Forecasting
  • Key Component: Supply Lead Time
  • Key Component: Cost & Benefits
  • Inventory benefits
  • Inventory policies
  • Inventory in organizations

Day Eight: Inventory Replenishment Methods and Systems

  • Basic mechanics of inventory systems
  • The stock time curve
  • Stock components
  • Stock investment
  • Free stock
  • Fixed order quantity systems
  • Fixed order time cycle systems
  • Requirements planning systems

Stock Control and Checking

  • Inventory receipts
  • Identifying inventory
  • Surplus and obsolescent stock
  • Stock control and records
  • Stock checking programs
  • Reviewing current procedures and policies

Day Nine: Inventory Performance

  • Inventory Assessment
  • Assessing the stock level
  • Models for implementing inventory control
  • Determining stock targets
  • Inventory questions
  • Inventory KPI's in warehouses/stores

Inventory Strategies

  • Push/pull
  • Quick response (QR)
  • Efficient consumer response (ECR)
  • Collaborative planning forecasting and replenishment (CPFR)
  • Lean and agile approaches
  • Quality Management
  • Postponement
  • Cross Docking
  • Consolidation
  • Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
  • Consignment stocking
  • Co Managed Inventory (CMI)
  • Direct product profitability (DPP)
  • Economic value added (EVA)
  • Collaborative supply chains

Day Ten: Inventory Improvements

  • Using the Supply Chain
  • Using the Theory of Constraints
  • Practical inventory improvements
  • Call offs and Telemetry
  • EDI and ICT
  • Keys to reducing stock levels
  • The 7 Rules for planning inventory
  • Model for planning inventory

Certificate

  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

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Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to info@petroknowledge.com.

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