Completion of this course will provide an understanding of the objectives, principles and techniques of warehouse management at a level of detail suitable for the practitioner. Course assignments and attendance at the classes provide a good grounding across the full spectrum of warehouse management.
Who should participate?
This course is essential for personnel within the following departments, Marketing, Costing & Finance, Manufacturing, Engineering & Development, Materials management, Production control and Information technology.
- List and discuss the role of the warehouse manager.
- Explain the four main processes of warehousing.
- Discuss the points to consider when planning a warehouse.
- Describe the various types of storage and handling equipment available and where each is applicable.
- Compare the differences between centralised and decentralised replenishment systems.
- List the alternative ways of moving into international distribution.
- Discuss the approaches to improve the annual stock take and to obtain high inventory accuracy.
- List and discuss the approaches to follow to reduce the risk of theft.
- Warehouse management and the role of the warehouse manager.
- The four main functions of a warehouse;
- The issues involved when planning a warehouse layout.
- The various types of storage and handling equipment in use.
- The main aspects of distribution systems.
- The operating aspects of managing a distribution function.
- The issue of inventory accuracy and stocktaking.
- How to obtain high accuracy and cycle counting.
- Warehouse security and performance measurements.
30 hours - 3 hours per week for 10 weeks
Facilitated and classroom based
This course material is accredited with merSETA against unit standard 116280 (Demonstrate understanding of warehouse manufacturing and inventory assembly) and offers 20 credits
- Basic literacy in English and numeracy
- A working understanding of mathematical equations is recommended.
The program consists of a number of assessment tools. These include homework and class assignments for each session and a final examination.