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Warehouse Management Training

Join the best warehouse management training course in Dubai or Abu Dhabi with Blue Ocean Academy, the industry leaders in warehouse and inventory management training.

Our Warehouse Management Certification Program includes the strategic role of warehousing in the broader context of supply chain management and logistics, best and the latest methods to store and protect high value inventories, best practices of a modern warehousing, methods to achieve record accuracy and successful cycle counting, method of auditing the warehouse, operational and financial performance aspect of warehousing etc.,

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Course Contents:

Introduction to Warehousing and Inventory

  • Definition of inventory
  • Importance of inventory and warehousing
  • Warehouse location
  • Types of warehouses
  • Strategic warehousing
  • Distribution centers and cross docking
  • Role of the Warehousing and Inventory Manager

Warehouse Operations

  • Warehouse functions – Receipt, inspection, storage and retrieval
  • Warehouse design and layout
  • Packaging and shipping
  • Safety and security in warehousing
  • Legal and regulatory compliance
  • Scrap disposal

Materials Handling

  • Principles of Material Handling
  • Material handling equipment
  • Unitization and Palletization
  • Automation in warehousing – Pick-to-light, Put-to-Light, use of robots
  • Modern storage systems

Inventory Management

  • Types of Inventory
  • Costs Associated with Inventory
  • Economic Order Quantity (EOQ)
  • Limitations of the EOQ approach
  • Selective Inventory Control Techniques like ABC, VED, FSN etc.
  • Vendor Managed Inventories

Managing Uncertainties

  • Uncertainties associated with Inventory
  • Lead Time – Internal and External
  • Service Level
  • Re-order level
  • Buffer stock
  • Replenishment systems – P system, Q system etc.

Managing Inventory Records

  • Inventory record keeping
  • Stock counting methods
  • Managing discrepancies and surplus
  • Managing obsolescence
  • Inventory valuation – FIFO, LIFO, Weighted average etc.

Managing Warehouse Performance

  • Measuring warehouse performance – key metrics
  • Managing outsourced warehouses
  • Warehouse Management System
  • Warehouse communications
  • UPC
  • RFID
  • Risk Management in warehousing

Sustainability in Warehousing

  • Sustainability – The Triple Bottom line
  • Sustainable warehouse practices
  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • Energy efficiency
  • Reverse logistics

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Program Director:

Dr. Sathya Menon is a trailblazer in logistics and supply chain education in the Middle East. He has 25 years of experience (including consulting and training) in the field of Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing. He has worked with various MNCs like Ericsson, Compaq and large conglomerates like Samtel, Al Futtaim helping them to expand their Supply Chain operations. He have trained more than 25,000 professionals in the field of Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain.

Qualifications  

  • PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Supply Chain Management
  • MBA in Materials Management
  • MCIPS from Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), UK
  • FCILT– Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transportation (UK)
  • Executive Program in Artificial Intelligence – Future and Impact on Business Strategy – From MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Certified SAP Consultant for Supply Chain Management from SAP, Germany
  • FCMI from Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK
  • Certified Purchase Manager (CPM) from Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM) , USA
  • Certified International Supply Chain Manager (CISCM) from International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA
  • Certified International Commercial Contracts Manager (CICCM) from from International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA
  • Certified International Professional Training Consultant (CIPTC) from American Certification Institute (ACI), USA
  • Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) from American Purchasing Society (APS), USA
  • Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) from American Purchasing Society
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