Warehouse Operations and Management

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.

Awarding Body

London Institute of
Business & Technology


5 Days
25 Hours

Start Date

All Year Around

Study Mode

Classroom OR
Distance Learning

By the end of this programme, the participant 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
  • 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
    • Reasons for poor accuracy
    • 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
    • Causes 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

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).

5-day training programme – 1,790 USD

How many students are there in a classroom?

It depends on how many would enroll per intake. Even if the number of students are just 1, we still continue with the training as planned. The maximum number of students we will have in a classroom is 10.

Can I request a date that is convenient for me?

Absolutely! We will arrange the training that is convenient for you. The training date is completely customizable.

Can I change the course content?

Yes, if the contents of the course needs to be changed, please let us know. We will communicate with you and get a course outline that works for you finalized.

Does it matter which industry I work at?

It really doesn’t. We take cases and discuss them to cover your industry. If you need the course to be customized and tailored to your industry, we can also do that. You’d have to let us know in advance by filling out the form below.

(The fees include coffee breaks, study materials and working lunches daily)

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