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Warehouse & Inventory Management

presented by Academy of Business Training
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Summary

This three day class unravels the secrets of those best-in-class operations and shows how they create a competitive advantage for their companies.

Workshop Description/Agenda

  • Learn industry recommended business writing procedures and best practices.
  • Learn from a professional with 30+ years business experience.

Why are we still operating the way we did 20 years ago? Why is the warehouse viewed by management as a drain on company resources? Why does the sales department blame many of their problems on poor warehouse performance?  Why do some distribution centers have excellent performance while ours struggles?  If you have asked yourself any of these questions, this class is for you.

This three day class unravels the secrets of those best-in-class operations and shows how they create a competitive advantage for their companies. The class starts by analyzing the current state your operations; based on the results, the class provides a systematic, yet flexible, action plan for improvement, which involves human behavior, process redesign, warehouse management systems, and supply chain alignment. Class materials, along with case studies, detailed examples, and thought provoking questions will move your facility to best-in-class.


Each Student Receives:

  • A student manual or textbook for use during and after the class.
  • Instruction from an experienced business professional (minimum of 30 years) with at least five years in a corporate senior management position (CEO, President, COO, Vice President, CFO).
  • Real life exercises to support training materials.
  • Individual attention (classes are limited to four students).
  • Personalized Certificate of Completion


Class Outline

Introduction
Class Objectives

Module 1: Highly Competitive Warehouse Management
Competitive Advantage
Best-in-Class Supply Chain Performance
The Clean Socks Experiment
Four Elements of Warehouse Optimization
Growth Path for Warehouse Optimization
Warehouse Maturity Scan

Module 2: The Challenge of Change
Change Management to Facilitate a Change-Oriented Culture
Warehouse Strategy to Give Direction
Warehouse Action Plan to Organize Evolution
Optimization Actions to Create Fun and Successes
Project Management to Give Guidance

Module 3: Warehousing
Warehouse Justification
Material Handling
Warehouse Services
Warehouse Processes
Inbound Processes
Storage
Wave Planning
Outbound Processes
VAL
Cross-dock

Module 4: Warehouse Management  Systems
WMS Modules
Real-time Communication
Material Handling Control
Interfaces

Module 5: Effective Warehouse Management
Service Level Agreements
Standard Operating Procedures
Activity-Based Costing
Performance Indicators

Module 6: Process Efficiency
Service Level Improvement
Efficiency Improvement
Compact Storage

Module 7: Responsive Warehouse Management
Justification
Capacity Planning
Wave Management
Task Management

Module 8: Resource Utilization
Utilization Improvement
Cut
Activate
Postpone
Space Utilization

Module 9: Collaborative Warehouse Management
Discontinuities
Activity-Based Pricing
Synchronized Planning
Virtual Warehousing

Module 10: Service Alignment
Rationalize
Accelerate/Decelerate
Balance

Wrapping Up

Who Should Attend

Inventory Management Personnel

Additional Information

Training Provider: Academy of Business Training

Course Topics: Industrial Training Training > Inventory Control System

Training Course Summary: This three day class unravels the secrets of those best-in-class operations and shows how they create a competitive advantage for their companies.


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