Warehouse & Stores Management

Warehouse & Stores Management

 

Date & Location: (12-16/Feb) Kuala Lumpur


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course overview

Introduction:

The purpose of this training is to show how to implement all of the essential tools for the effective management of warehousing and stores. The course examines various aspects of the business such as production, product, suppliers, customers and the associated product throughputs and volumes.

 

Program Objectives:

  • Explain how to design warehouse procedures
  • Change and improve methods
  • Understand how wasteful activities/costs can be eliminated
  • Obtain added value for money with improved customer service
  • Improve internal productivity

Who Should Attend?

This course will mainly benefit to purchasing managers, senior buyers, project managers, civil engineers, construction managers, contractors, sub-contractors, site engineers, senior management, and government agencies, architects, construction professionals, and anyone responsible for purchasing at a senior level who seeks to enhance their skills further.

 

Program Outline:

Day 1 – The Role of the Warehouse & Product Classification

  • Why we need a warehouse
  • What functions they cover
  • How do they fit into the supply chain
  • The balance between sorting and storing
  • The location and capacity of warehouses
  • Supply/demand variables
  • ABC Analysis or the 80/20 rule
  • Determining product handling groups
  • Throughputs and product formats

 

Day 2 – Layout Options, Methods and Equipment

  • Receiving options
  • Storage options
  • Picking/assembly options
  • Dispatching options
  • Using the floor and the height space
  • Organizing for flow
  • Loading bays
  • Selecting fork lift trucks
  • Selecting racking
  • Implications for warehouse layouts
  • Operational timings and planning
  • The use of IT within the warehouse

Day 3 – Health, Safety, Security and Loss

  • Duty of care
  • Inspections and risk assessments-task analysis
  • Equipment maintenance and care
  • Raising people’s awareness
  • Minimizing internal theft
  • Minimizing external theft
  • Preventative measures will be briefly discussed

Day 4 – Productivity, Costs, and Service Levels

  • Fixed and variable costs
  • Typical costs involved
  • A model for understanding the roles of productivity, utilisation, and performance
  • Setting productivity and cost targets
  • The importance of having measurements and key indications of performance
  • Internal and external customers
  • Customer service measure
  • Customer service sampling
  • Effects of substandard service
  • Minimising errors

Day 5 – Warehouse Layouts and Productivity

  • Different types of layout with advantages and disadvantages
  • Planning for flow in the warehouse
  • Calculations for storage
  • Calculations for throughput and productivity
  • Checklists to help on deciding the best option to take back to the participants’ workplace