Warehouse Management Processes, Principles and Trends | Alison

Early International Women's Day Celebration: Get 30% OFF All Certificates & Diplomas! Offer valid until Friday, 5th March 2021

Claim My 30% OFF

Warehouse Management: Principles, Trends and Processes

This free warehouse management system course helps you to acquire the skills to be a successful warehouse manager.

Supply Chain Management
Free Course
In this free online warehouse management system course, you will learn some of the key skills required to be a successful warehouse manager. You will learn about warehouse management principles, important warehouse processes and common trends. As well as learning about robotics and warehouse technology, you will also learn about outsourcing. This warehouse management system course will prepare you to successfully manage your own warehouse.
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Certification

  • Mobile Friendly

  • Publisher

  • Accreditation






View course modules


This free warehouse management system course will equip you with some of the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful warehouse manager. You will first be introduced to the basics of a warehouse management system. Next, you will be taught about the function of warehouse management system in modern supply chains. Understanding the role of warehouses will form the foundation of your knowledge, allowing you to build your skillset. You will learn about warehouse technology, before gaining insight into important processes and systems.

As you complete each section, you can test yourself with assessments. There are four assessments throughout the course, followed by a final assessment. This warehouse management system 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 system.

A warehouse management system plays 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 warehouse management system course gives you the ability to manage your own warehouse with confidence. You will gain insight into the most important principles of warehouse management system. So why wait? Start learning today.

Start Course Now

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the main functions of a warehouse in modern supply chains
  • Identify the challenges warehouse managers face

  • List the factors to consider when thinking about warehouse location

  • Compare the types of technological equipment and robotics used in warehouses
  • Explain the basic principles of logistics
  • Examine the use of outsourcing in warehouses
  • List the processes and procedures behind the dispatching of goods
  • Evaluate the challenges posed by corporate returns policies
  • Define what picking is
  • Describe the role of picking in the supply chain
  • Analyse ways to improve picking productivity 
  • Recall the guiding principles behind warehouse design


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certificates are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certificates, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certificate, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certificate pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.


    You have received a new notification
    Click here to view them all