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CILTSC05 – Warehouse Management

Warehouses are like the heart of the business. Knowing how to manage one efficiently should always be at the forefront of any business management plans as a warehouse holds our most important asset – our inventory!

What is covered in this course?

Warehouse Types and How to Manage Effectively

This lesson explains how different types of products have different requirements. We will discuss ambient, climate-controlled, automated, private, public and bonded warehouses handling the different products, including chilled and frozen perishable goods, as well as non-perishable goods, such as liquids, hazardous goods, dry goods and more.

Centralised versus Decentralised Warehousing

In this lesson we examine the warehouse requirements for the storage of products in the supply chain. We will discuss distribution centres, centralised vs decentraliced warehousing and explain the benefits of each.

Technology in the Warehouse

Technology used in a warehouse can influence the speed and accuracy for locating inventory in a warehouse. This lesson covers the different technology tools and how they can be used effectively.

Inventory Storage Methodologies

Identifying which storage methodology will best suit the inventory in the warehouse in covered in this lesson. Types of storage methods include fixed, random and zonal, as well as racking, conveyors and binning. The importance of FIFO rules is discussed.

Using Automation in a Warehouse

In this lesson, we examine automated warehouses. Discussion on the benefits of automation and the costs calculation of automation are included.

Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A Warehouse Management System (WMS) is used to create efficiency within the warehouse. How a WMS interfaces with other systems and technology is discussed in this lesson.

Warehouse Space Requirements

In this lesson we look at short term and long-term warehouse space requirements. This will cover expansion of space. We also ask the question; do we need so much inventory, how can we reduce the volumes?

Making the Best of our Warehouse Space and Layout

This lesson covers the basic layout of a warehouse. We examine the positioning of fast-moving goods, bulk storage and picking space to speed up movements. The use of using mezzanine floors is discussed.

This course is available as a digital learning course to those who want to improve their career opportunities through education. You can be located anywhere in the world and will be supported through our learner management system.

This course consists of 8 downloadable lessons, 8 quizzes and 2 practical assignments. You can download your lessons onto any device such as a computer, tablet or smart phone.

This course will earn you credits towards the certification in:

Global Supply Chain and Materials Management (GSMP)

On completion of all 10 modules, you will receive an accredited certification.

South African Accreditation: MerSETA Accreditation

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South African and SADC Accreditation: SAQA/TETA Accreditation
International Accreditation: CILT – The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

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