Best-practice warehouses deliver superior customer satisfaction and return on investment by functioning as a tightly-integrated part of a company’s value chain. The purpose of this course is to show how to implement all of the essential tools for the effective management of warehouses and stores. This training course includes how to evaluate procedures and how to improve methods by eliminating wasteful activities and excess costs.
This training course will feature:
- Locating, structuring, and operating the warehouse
- Implementing Lean principles in the warehouse
- Crafting an inventory strategy using Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) segmentation
- Role of the warehouse in the value chain
- Creating a metrics program and establishing an executive KPI dashboar
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Develop an understanding of the role of warehouse in the end-to-end supply chain.
Learn best practices for warehouse operating processes
Develop an inventory strategy in the warehouse
Leverage information technology to improve visibility
Develop a performance management program to and drive positive change.
Test your emergency plans through simulated scenarios and experience the pressures in decision-making by taking part in an emergency response exercise.
Assess the arrangements you have in place for disaster recovery .
Who should attend
This training course will benefit a number of participants from different parts of the organisation including those who have an intermediate knowledge of the supply chain.
This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:
• Warehouse and distribution professionals
• Procurement, buyers and purchasing professionals
• Production and manufacturing professionals
• Logistics professionals
• Supply chain generalists
Warehouse Infrastructure Strategies
Warehouse location strategy
Options in warehouse layout and design
Classes of warehouses
Information technology (IT) in the warehouse
Warehouse Operating Processes and Principles
Key functional processes from receiving to picking and shipping
Optimizing the flow of goods across processes
Advanced processes – break-bulk, cross-docking, mixing, assembly
Cycle counting, conducting a physical inventory audit, Implementing Lean principles in the warehouse, Continuous improvement and managing change
Inventory, Analysis, and Product Classification
The function of inventory
Inventory accuracy and control
Handling WIP (Work-In-Progress) inventory, Three-dimensional inventory classification and segmentation (ABC)
Using inventory classification to drive efficiency, Replenishment methods and strategies
This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as presented on the next column based on percentage of the total tuition hours:
Workshops & Work presentation
Case Studies & Practical Exercises
Videos, Sofware & General Discussion
The course instructor may modify the above training methodology before or during the course for technical reasons with no prior notice to participants.