In-Company Short Training Courses in Logistics Management.

Course Title: Warehouse Management.

The course is designed to:

Provide a sound understanding of the key concepts relating to warehouse management in terms of both information and physical aspects of control. In addition to set out the main principles used in warehouse design and management.

Course aims:

The course aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the role and management of warehouse operations in the physical management of inventory for differing types of demand.

Learning outcomes – At the end of the course students will be expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate what inventory is and where we find it within the supply chain.
  • Understand the role of warehouses and physical inventory holdings within the supply chain.
  • Show how warehouses designs change for differing inventory types and fulfilment roles.
  • Be familiar with the main types of warehouse management systems (WMS) used today.
  • Demonstrate appropriate approaches to managing personnel, systems and processes used in the warehouse function.
  • Design and show how to use appropriate warehouse performance measurement methods.

Indicative Content:

Understanding physical inventory in the supply chain:

    • Types and sources of inventory.
    • The supply vs. demand conflict.

The role of warehouses within the supply chain:

  • The role of the warehouse in the supply chain – Network Design.
  • Warehouse design and layout for different products and fulfilment roles.
    • Centralised stockholding.
    • Field & Regional stockholding.
    • Warehousing for manufacturing – kitting and line feed operations.
    • Vendour Managed Inventories.
    • Retail replenishment.
    • Fulfilment and e-commerce fulfilment.

Managing warehouse operations:

  • Fundamentals of warehouse management.
  • Third party and multi-user warehousing.
  • Materials Handing Equipment (MHE) and automated vs. traditional warehouse models.
  • Warehouse management systems (WMS).
  • Warehouse Safety & Security, including storing hazardous materials.
  • Setting up the warehouse function
  • The interface from warehouse to distribution

Further reading:

The course will identify and cover in full detailed learning outcomes required for assessment purposes. However, if you wish to read further in order to supplement your learning and cement your understanding of the course, content, aims, and purposes, we recommend the following book(s):

Handbook of logistics and distribution management – Rushton, Oxley and Baker.

Warehouse Management – Gwynne Richards.