Managing Warehousing & Inventory Effectively

18-10-2020 - 22-10-2020 3300 Dubai


Course Introduction:


Participant learn the key aspects of inventory control and materials handling. They develop their knowledge of receiving and storing materials with an eye to greater profitability. Instructors provide lessons in proper material processing, including the picking and shipping of goods. Students learn the technologies and computer systems that assist managers in maintaining inventory and forecasting supply needs.



Course Objectives:


At the end of the course participants will be able to:

·         The role of the warehouse in the modern supply chain

·         Factors determining the location and number of warehouses

·         Warehouse Design

·         Warehouse technology

·         Warehouse mechanical handling equipment and automation

·         Reverse logistics

·         Warehouse costs

·         Warehouses and the environment

·         Analyzing the requirements

·         Product classification

·         Demand analysis

·         Product coding

·         ABC analysis

·         Item groupings for inventory management

·         Inventory management essentials

·         Inventory costs and service

·         Lead time

·         Demand forecasting

·         Setting the inventory management parameters

·         Inventory and statistics



Who Should Attend?


·         Those new to managing inventory

·         Those non inventory people who need to gain an awareness of the issues and key drivers of stock control operations

·         Inventory, Stock, Supply Chain, Logistics, Warehouse and Distribution Supervisors/Managers

·         Owners, operators and Directors of companies who hold stock and inventory



Course Outline:


The Supply Chain

*      The Supply chain definitions, history and key aspects

·         Definitions

·         History and development

·         Key aspects

·         Befits of supply chain approach


*      Relationships and material flows in the chain

·         Integrating the supply chain

·         Lead-times

·         Customer service

·         Adding value

·         Tradeoffs

·         Power of information

·         Sharing and collaboration in the supply chain


Products & Stock

*      Product Classification

·         Supply /demand variables

·         Dependent and independent demand

·         Patterns of demand

·         ABC Analysis or the 80/20 rule

·         Product coding


*      Inventory costs and service

·         Why hold stock?

·         Inventory costs

·         Service levels from inventory

·         Cost/service trade offs

·         Understanding Lead time

·         Lead time variability and uncertainty

·         Inventory and statistics


Replenishment Methods                                           

*      How much stock should be held?

·         Stock time curve

·         Determining the Reorder level

·         Determining the Reorder point

·         Carrying safety stock

·         Fixed and variable time periods

·         Fixed and variable order quantities


*      Replenishment methods for independent demand

·         When to order

·         How much to order

·         Economic order quantities

·         Two bin methods

·         Minimum - maximum methods

·         Comparing continuous review and periodic review methods


*      Other Replenishment methods

·         When to order for dependent demand

·         How much to order for dependent demand

·         Materials planning (MRP and MRPII)

·         For spare parts


Forecasting & Stock Control


*      Demand Forecasting

·         Sales forecasts

·         Statistical forecasts

·         When forecasting is easier

·         When forecasting is harder


*      Stock coding

The method by which stock is coded is important in the overall management process, this session will examine:

·         Different methods

·         Understanding of all involved

·         Checklists to help on deciding the best option


*      Stock Recording

This session looks at stock recording, a critical aspect of stock control and if done incorrectly is the source of many subsequent errors

·         Separation of powers

·         Legal issues

·         How do we get inaccuracies?


*      Stock Checking

Much time can be spent on this activity, but there are methods to both minimize the time and at the same time increase checking accuracy. This session examines such aspects

·         Roles and Responsibility

·         Requirements

·         Job Descriptions

·         Authority levels

·         Tolerances and approvals

·         The programme

·         Options

·         Reconciliation’s /discrepancies



*      Model for planning inventory

·         Managing inventory by value and by volume

·         Questions to ask about inventory

·         Model for inventory planning

·         What To Implement Now




Course Methodology:


A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

·         (30%) Based on Case Studies

·         (30%) Techniques 

·         (30%) Role Play

·         (10%) Concepts

·         Pre-test and Post-test

·         Variety of Learning Methods

·         Lectures

·         Case Studies and Self Questionaires

·         Group Work

·         Discussion

·         Presentation


Course Fees:


This rate includes participant’s manual, Hand-Outs, buffet lunch, coffee/tea on arrival, morning & afternoon of each day.


Course Timings:


Daily Course Timings:

    08:00 - 08:20       Morning Coffee / Tea

    08:20 - 10:00       First Session

    10:00 - 10:20       Coffee / Tea / Snacks

    10:20 - 12:20       Second Session

    12:20 - 13:30       Lunch Break & Prayer Break

    13:30 - 15:00       Last Session

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