Thoroughly enjoyed the course, the presenter kept me focussed through-out and explained things well. Also enjoyed the group activities. Lesley Stainthorpe | Drax Power Limited | Effective Storekeeping Course

Effective Storekeeping/Warehousing


Course Overview

The Stores/Warehouse Function : Importance, Customer Service, Costs & Efficiency

Stockholding : Controlling and Reducing Stock and Stockholding Costs

Stores/Warehouse Planning and Design : Improving Efficiency, Flow, Throughput

Order Picking & Stock Issues : Improving Speed and Accuracy

Measuring Performance : KPI's, Key Measures, Avoiding 'Paralysis by Analysis'!

Stock Control : Quantity/Time Systems, Min-Max, Topping-Up, Re-order Level, MRP

Stocktaking : Importance, Methods and Dealing with 'SLOB' Stock

Case Studies & Team Exercises

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A one-day course

Intended for all stores and warehouse personnel who require a greater understanding and appreciation of their important role in inventory management and business efficiency. It is also suitable for those who manage and interface with the function and therefore need to be aware of the operational and financial benefits of an effective stores and warehouse activity.


Attendees will learn how the stores or warehouse function affects and contributes to both the profitability and efficiency of an organisation and the importance of controlling inventory. Attendees are made aware of the significant investment stock represents and the necessity for strict control. Contemporary methods and techniques for the efficient storage of inventory are explained along with emphasis on practical issues such as security, stock accuracy, optimising the use of space, reducing surplus and obsolete stock and stocktaking.

  • Sony
  • VolkerRail
  • Unipart Rail
  • UK Parliament
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Turkish Aerospace
  • Scottish Government
  • Hitachi
  • William Grant & Sons
  • Apple
  • London Underground
  • Toyota
  • Lotus
  • Bae Systems
  • BE Aerospace
  • Met Offive
  • Rolls Royce
  • Babcock
  • Honda
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Everest
  • Euro Tunnel
  • Nestle
  • Mitsubishi
  • Quorn
  • LNER
  • Nissan