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Warehouse Management: Inventory, Stock and Supply Chains

Gain the skills required to be a successful warehouse manager with this free online warehouse management course.

Supply Chain Management
Free Course
In this free online warehouse management course you will learn skills required to be a successful warehouse manager. You will learn about supply chains, inventory, stock and running an efficient warehouse. You will study trouble-shooting techniques and technological tips. You will also come to understand which warehouse reports are crucial. This online certified course will prepare you to successfully manage your own, efficiently-run, warehouse.
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    1.5-3 Hours
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This free warehouse management course will equip you with some of the vital skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful warehouse manager. You will first learn about warehouse inventory. Understanding the management of warehouse stock will form the foundation of your knowledge, allowing you to build your skillset. After learning how to control inventory levels, you will finally learn about the supply chain associated with warehouses.

As you complete each section, you can test yourself with assessments. There are three assessments throughout the course, followed by a final assessment. This certification course also comes with optional activities and exercises. These resources will help with your revision and study. By the end of the course you will have a strong understanding of the basics of warehouse management.

Warehouses play an essential role in modern supply chains. With ever growing global trade and e-commerce sales, consumer demands are evolving rapidly. Warehouse managers hold significant responsibility in serving these demands. This course gives you the ability to manage your own warehouse with confidence. You will gain insight into the most important principles of warehouse management. So why wait? Start learning today.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe warehouse layout which allows for well organised inventory
  • Discuss the basic inventory management and tracking methods
  • Analyse ways of reducing inventory costs
  • Define stock
  • Compare storage methods
  • Explain the best practises for controlling stock movement within a warehouse
  • List stock verification methods
  • Evaluate which warehouse reports are crucial to effective management
  • Determine how to choose warehouse management software
  • Explore the potential use of robotics in warehouses
  • Optimise your supply chain
  • Evaluate troubleshooting tips and problem solving techniques


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