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Warehouse Management Classroom Course

Apprise Consulting Ltd (Training Division)
Course summary
2 days
625 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Professional Training
Next available date: 25/01/2022 09:00 - United Kingdom
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625 GBP

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Warehouse Management Face to Face Course

Course description

Warehouse Management (Classroom course)

A well-managed warehouse is now recognised as a potential major source of competitive advantage as opposed to just another source of cost before product reaches the customer. To achieve this competitive advantage, it is important to choose the right type of operation, processes and equipment and then understand and continuously improve performance through appropriate measures and controls.

The courses are designed to be interactive, with input from an experienced tutor-practitioner and a range of activities and exercises to allow participants to experiment in the use of new ideas in a safe learning environment.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Supervisors, middle managers and those who want a greater appreciation of how to run a cost effective and efficient warehouse.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Participants will gain comprehensive knowledge in the following:

  • The role and functions of the warehouse in today’s supply chain
  • Discover the many different types of warehouses and how to develop an appropriate warehouse strategy and network for your business, including the outsourcing process.
  • Warehouse operations, procedures and processes
  • Understand how, from receiving to despatch, all operations can be performed with greater efficiency using technology and manpower in the most efficient and effective ways, including the functionality of a warehouse management system for planning, monitoring and control.
  • How technology can be used to best advantage in the warehouse
  • Learn from case studies how other companies have improved their operational productivity and delivery performance using the latest technologies and equipment for warehouse planning, materials handling and storage.
  • Warehouse cost management and performance controls
  • Analyse the potential sources of cost in the warehouse and their relationship to performance. Gain hands-on practice in calculating key performance indicators and identify the most effective way to present your analysis.

Training Course Content

Day 1

A. What are the challenges facing warehouse managers today?


B. Warehouse functions

  • Receiving and put-away or cross-dock
  • Picking
  • Replenishment
  • Packing and despatch
  • Returns

Exercise: ABC analysis

Other management issues

  • Housekeeping
  • Safety and environment
  • Stock counting

C. Introducing the new warehouse technologies

  • Summary of warehouse technologies
  • Functions and role of the warehouse management system (WMS)
  • Automatic identification methods
  • Modelling and simulation systems

Day 2

D. Warehouse planning

  • Warehouse layout
  • Storage methods and equipment
  • Warehouse automation
  • Materials handling methods and equipment

E. Planning of management issues

  • Risk planning
  • Warehouse legislation
  • Health and safety and environment

Exercise: Hazard identification

F. Warehouse cost management

  • Sources of cost and cost drivers
  • Calculating costs and rates
  • Activity-based costing

Exercise: Resource planning

G. Performance management and improvement

  • Productivity standards
  • Performance indicators and control methods

Exercise: Identifying and agreeing KPIs

Day 3 Optional

  • Role of the warehouse in the supply chain
  • Discussion: What is a warehouse REALLY for?
  • Elements of warehousing strategy
  • Developing a warehouse strategy

Course delivery details

The course will run from 0900 to 1700 hrs over the two days with sufficient breaks.

the course will be run by Gwynne Richards, FCILT, FITOL. The course includes videos, exercises, practical examples and case studies. Individual participant issues can also be discussed.

Why choose Apprise Consulting Ltd (Training Division)

Founded in 2003

Clients include Coca-Cola,
BT, IG Design, One Stop Stores, Robert Dyas, Unipart, Flipkart and many other household names

Courses are interactive providing solutions to
your real life problems


£625 plus VAT

Continuing Studies

This is a CILT accredited short course. This course provides the participant with sufficient knowledge to contemplate a level 5 or higher course in Warehouse Management

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About provider

Apprise Consulting Ltd (Training Division)

Apprise Consulting is a logistics and supply chain consultancy and training company. We formed in 2003 and have been assisting companies globally to improve their logistics and supply chain operations through consultancy and training. The training courses provided include Warehouse...

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Apprise Consulting Ltd (Training Division)

1st Floor
50 Holton Road
CF63 4HE Barry Vale of Glamorgan

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Average rating 5

Based on 2 reviews.

James Q., Saint Gobain
Very knowledgeable and engaging trainer made for an interesting insight into the world of warehousing and meant that all information was up to date and at the forefront of development. Huge range of material - phenomenal. Thankyou.
Mark W., Katsouris
Had a brilliant two days. Gwynne was both professional and entertaining. Excellent course. Highly recommended.
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