For any large manufacturer, producer or distributor, the efficient operation and management of the warehouse is a key area where competitive advantage can be gained and exploited.
From the fundamentals of warehouse management and warehouse management systems, to performance and information management, this training course has been designed to meet the professional development needs of all those involved in the management of large warehouse and distribution facilities.
Key Learning Outcomes
The fundamentals of warehouse management
Warehouse design, layout & equipment
Measuring & managing warehouse performance
Opportunities for warehouse improvement
Your responsibilities in health & safety
Managing & motivating warehouse staff
The fundamentals of effective warehouse management
How does your warehouse fit into the organisation’s corporate strategy?
How your warehouse fits into the overall supply chain of the company?
What are the key functions & operations of a typical warehouse?
Warehousing equipment: Ensuring the right tool for the right job
Effectively managing your OHS obligations in the warehouse
What are the health and safety responsibilities for the employer?
How can an effective health and safety programme benefit your organisation?
What can you do to ensure organisational buy in?
Designing effective warehouse layout
What issues do you need to consider for optimal layout?
What are potential problem areas?
Making the trade-off – space and time issues
Practical exercise: Designing an effective warehouse layout
Tools to optimise warehouse performance
Managing the flow of information and identifying key performance indicators in your warehouse
Practical exercise: Managing the performance of your warehouse
What information is important to your warehouse and why?
What are the key issues and challenges of measuring performance?
What are the roots of poor performance and how can you improve upon them?
Productivity evaluation techniques
What is inventory management?
Managing and controlling inventory
Identifying areas where inventory can get out of control
Cycle counting process
Managing and motivating your warehouse and staff
Understanding motivation and its impact on your staff