Intended for all stores and warehouse personnel who require a greater understanding and appreciation of their important role in inventory management and business efficiency. It is also suitable for those who manage and interface with the function and therefore need to be aware of the operational and financial benefits of an effective stores and warehouse activity.
Attendees will learn how the stores or warehouse function affects and contributes to both the profitability and efficiency of an organisation and the importance of controlling inventory. Attendees are made aware of the significant investment stock represents and the necessity for strict control. Contemporary methods and techniques for the efficient storage of inventory are explained along with emphasis on practical issues such as security, stock accuracy, optimising the use of space, reducing surplus and obsolete stock and stocktaking.
Topics covered :-
Importance of the Stores/Warehouse Function / Contribution to Customer Service and Business Profitability / Controlling and Reducing Stockholding Costs / Stock Accuracy / Stock Recording / Stock Control / Stores/Warehouse Layout Planning and Design / Improving Efficiency / Order Picking and Stock Issues / Improving Speed and Accuracy / Measuring Performance - KPI's / Stock Control Systems / Types & Selection / Stocktaking / Importance / Methods / Dealing with 'SLOB' Stock / Health, Safety and Environmental Issues.
Sony, Virgin, Unipart, British Sugar, Hitachi, Dunlop, Eurotunnel, London North Eastern Railways and the London Underground are just some of the businesses who have benefitted from their people attending this course.