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 of 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.
The Stores / Warehouse Function
The Importance of Good Service / Interaction with Other Functions / Reasons for Holding Stock / Cost of Holding Stock / The Consequences of Failure.
Stock Accuracy / Stock Recording
Necessity for Accuracy / Causes of Stock Errors / Getting Stock Accuracy / Receipts & Issues Procedures / Data Collection / Data Capture / Data Transfer / Bar Coding & RFID Systems.
Stores Layout and Equipment Selection
Objectives / Range of Equipment / Space Utilisation Characteristics / Basic Considerations / Stock Location Systems / Fixed / Random / Combined / Rationale for Selection.
Essential Working Practices
Security / Reducing Stock Loss / Housekeeping / Operating Hours / Material Identification /Stock Rotation / Product Knowledge / Traceability / Certificates of Conformance / Material Certification.
ABC Analysis / Basic Concepts of Quantity and Time Based Systems / Min-Max Systems / Topping Up Systems / Re-Order Systems / MRP / JIT.
Purpose / Periodic Stocktaking or Cycle Stocktaking / Treatment of Discrepancies / Obsolete, Redundant and Surplus Stock.
Health,Safety & Environmental Issues
Law / Employers Responsibilities / Employees Responsibilities / COSHH / Personal Protective Equipment / Training / Enforcement / Accident Reporting / Consultation & Representation / Environmental Issues.
Case Studies & Team Exercises
Physical Aspects of Storekeeping / Equipment Selection / Receipt of Materials / Getting Stock Accuracy.
17 - 18 June 2013
09 - 10 September 2013
04 - 05 December 2013
£575.00 + VAT
Two day non-residential course
PMS has preferential rates for accommodation with three excellent city hotels within walking distance of the Training Centre.
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