Warehouse Management Fundamentals
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Warehouse Management Fundamentals

Learn to Manage the Storage and Handling, Improve Efficiency, Minimise Costs, and Maximise Value in the Modern Warehouse
4.0 (799 ratings)
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2,863 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2019
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This course includes
  • 8 hours on-demand video
  • 8 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will understand the functions of the warehouse manager and warehousing in today's supply chain and the main challenges for them.
  • You will be able to analyse the individual processes within the warehouse and to improve efficiency and productivity, improve quality and accuracy, and reduce costs.
  • You will understand how to choose and utilise the equipment in the warehouse, including warehouse management systems, handling equipment, and storage systems.
  • You will have gained the skills to resource and cost the warehouse, and measure the performance of the workforce and warehouse activities.
  • You will know how to manage, calculate, and control inventory costs, economical order quantities, lead times, periodic review systems, and safety and target stock levels.
  • You will have the ability to evaluate and analyse health and safety issues in the warehouse, its impact on the environment, and how to reduce this impact.
  • You will gain insights into outsourcing opportunities, current advances in warehousing, and future challenges.
  • You Should Have Basic Understanding of Warehouse Terminology and Processes

The warehouse continues to play a key role in every organisation's supply chain. Managers can benefit greatly from a better understanding of just what this role entails, and how it directly affects business. Because it's vital that finished goods be held in close proximity to the point of consumption, many warehouses have evolved beyond simple storage facilities to provide fulfilment, sortation, and consolidation services as cross-docking and transshipment centres.

This course was designed based on the instructor's real-world knowledge and experience, gained through hands-on operations. It will enable you to improve your warehouse procedures as a whole, by teaching you the basic principles of warehousing, and by examining both the current challenges and future advances associated with warehouse management. You'll learn effective methods for increasing productivity, reducing costs, improving customer relations, maintaining employee health and safety, and mitigating negative environmental effects.

By completing this course, you'll be armed with the valuable and practical skills you need to improve both your personal performance as a Warehouse Manager, and the overall performance of your company's warehouse as an integral part of the supply chain. You'll know how to increase the efficiency, productivity, quality and accuracy of your warehouse procedures. You'll understand key elements such as choosing the right technology, storage, and handling equipment, as well as effective workforce management and evaluation methods. You'll also understand the significance of improving health and safety, and reducing adverse environmental outcomes. And finally, you'll know how to use outsourcing opportunities to effectively fulfil warehouse functions.

Who this course is for:
  • The course is for beginners and intermediate professionals involved in the day-to-day operations of a warehouse.
  • The course is for students who are considering career in warehousing and logistics.
Course content
Expand all 47 lectures 07:56:42
+ Warehouse and Warehouse Manager's Function
5 lectures 55:23
The Need for Warehouses
Refrigerated Warehouses
Warehouse Manager - Roles and Challenges
Managing People
Section 1 Quiz
4 questions
+ Warehouse Processes
9 lectures 01:55:34
Receiving and Put - Away: Pre-Receipt
Receiving and Put-Away: In-handling, Preparation, Offloading, Cross Docking
Pick Preparation
Picking Strategies: Types of Picking Operations
Picking Strategies: Handling and Storage Equipment
Order Picking
Replenishment, Value - Adding Services, Stock Management, Counting, and Security
Returns Processing and Dispatch
Section 2 Quiz
6 questions
+ Warehouse Management Systems, Layout, Storage and Handling Equipment
5 lectures 57:18
Warehouse Management Systems
Warehouse Layout Calculations
Warehouse Layout Examples
Storage Equipment
Handling Equipment
Section 3 Quiz
5 questions
+ Warehouse Resourcing, Costs, and Performance
5 lectures 01:01:57
Resourcing the Warehouse
Warehouse Costs - Types of Costs, Traditional and ABC Costing
Warehouse Costs - Shared-User Warehouse Services and Logistics Charging Methods
Performance Management - Traditional Measures
Section 4 Quiz
5 questions
+ Inventory Management
8 lectures 47:08
Reasons for Holding Stock
Cost of Carrying Stock
Economic Order Quantity
Timing of Orders
Sensitivity Analysis
Uncertain Demand and Safety Stock
Periodic Review Systems
ABC Analysis
Section 5 Quiz
4 questions
+ Health and Safety Management
10 lectures 01:32:45
Health and Safety Management
The Key Elements of a H&S System
H&S System Model: Step 1, 2, and 3
H&S System Model: Step 4 - Part I
H&S System Model: Step 4 - Part II
H&S System Model: Step 4 - Part III
H&S System Model: Step 5 and 6
Measuring H&S Performance - Part I
Measuring H&S Performance - Part II
OHSAS 18001 - Occupational H&S Management
Section 6 Quiz
5 questions
+ Outsourcing, Environment, Future of Warehousing
5 lectures 46:37
Outsourcing Decision and Preparation
Outsourcing - Managing the Relationship
Warehousing and the Environment
The Warehouse of the Future
Section 7 Quiz
5 questions
Course Closure