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Warehouse and Inventory Management Certification Training Course

In the Warehouse and Inventory Management Certification Course, you will learn to efficiently control the day-to-day operations of this vital part of the supply chain process. 

What I will learn in the Warehouse and Inventory Management Certification Training Course?

What are the best practices in inventory management?

Have you ever asked yourself, why are we still operating the way we did 20 years ago? Why is the warehouse viewed by management as a drain on company resources? Why does the sales department blame many of their problems on poor warehouse performance?  Why do some distribution centers have excellent performance while ours struggles?  If you have asked yourself any of these questions, this class is for you.

How do you manage a warehouse effectively?

In the Warehouse and Inventory Management Certification Course, you will learn to efficiently control the day-to-day operations of this vital part of the supply chain process. You will learn best practices in the management of the warehouse to include receiving, put-away, picking, and shipping and in overseeing and controlling the inventory of a company’s products. You will learn industry recommended procedures to manage people, processes, and systems to ensure goods are received and dispatched appropriately, and productivity targets are met. 

In the Introduction, you will learn about the emerging Industry 4.0 technologies that are bringing about dramatic change within the supply chain. You will learn about the smart factory, cloud computing, the internet of things (IoT), robotics, 3D printing, and blockchain.

What is the warehouse management process?

In Module One, you will learn what gives a company a competitive advantage, what is best-in-class supply chain performance, the four elements of warehouse optimization, the growth path for warehouse optimization, and how to do a warehouse maturity scan.

How do you manage stock in a warehouse?     

In Module Two, you will learn change management to facilitate a change-oriented culture, and how to develop a warehouse strategy to give direction.

What are three fundamental warehouse activities?

In Module Three, you will learn warehouse justification; material handling; warehouse services; best practices for the three fundamental warehouse activities, inbound processes, storage, and outbound processes; wave planning, value-added-logistics, and cross-docking.

What is the best program to keep track of inventory?  

In Module Four, you will learn about warehouse management systems (WMS), WMS modules, real-time communication, material handling control, and interfaces.

What are standard operating procedures (SOPs) for warehouse management?

In Module Five, you will learn how to create a service level agreement, write standard operating procedures, use activity-based costing, and create performance indicators (KPIs).

In Module Six, you will learn service level improvement, efficiency improvement, and compact storage.

What is wave planning in warehouse management?   

In Module Seven, you will learn how to optimize productivity through better utilization of resources, justification, capacity planning, wave management, and task management. 

How do you organize inventory in a warehouse?         

In Module Eight, you will learn to achieve a desired service level and reduce overall costs through better utilization of available resources; utilization improvement by cutting, activating, and/or postponing; and space utilization.

In Module Nine, you will learn how to identify discontinuities (an interruption in the physical properties of a product with most discontinuities falling into one or more of three categories 1) inherent, 2) processing, and 3) service discontinuities), activity-based pricing, synchronized planning, and virtual warehousing.

In Module Ten, you will learn to reconsider the services provided by the distribution center through rationalizing, accelerate/decelerate, and balance.

To complete the course, you will learn to create a  warehouse action plan to organize evolution, optimization actions to create fun and successes, and project management to give guidance.

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