Storage and Distribution

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Highly participative and interactive - offering step-by-step implementation guidelines to lower costs and deliver business goals.

Date:

To be announced

Course Venue:

Centurion Conference Centre

Cost:

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R 6940 excluding VAT

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Course Objectives

Highly participative and interactive - offering step-by-step implementation guidelines to lower costs and deliver business goals.

This workshop examines the connections between storage, distribution and the supply chain. In so doing, it assesses the scope and objectives of storage and distribution and the concept of adding value in the role. Delegates will be equipped to analyse the problems associated with service-to-cost trade-offs and develop effective and measurable service standards.

You will learn

  • Distribution planning: evaluating macro-level factors affecting the choice of a storage and distribution network and the current methodologies that provide an optimal solution., Moving goods: differentiating between the various transport modes in terms of suitability for different consignments; multi-modal transport; considerations in vehicle routing and load planning; using an appropriate computer-generated model and the varied import risks posed by various Incoterms., Managing stock: the methods used when introducing new items; handling obsolete and redundant stock or customer returns and reverse logistics., Appraising the role and effects (including the efficiency and effectiveness) of warehousing and the storage of goods., The different systems established to control and manage storage and distribution and the methodologies that can improve efficiency and effectiveness., Major performance criteria and evaluating chosen criteria with internal and external customers; performance research and modelling and benchmarking., The areas affected by the Health and Safety Act and the roles and responsibilities of management and staff under legislation. The role of major transport legislation in the control of hazardous goods - particularly drivers and organisations involved., The role of Information Technology: using integrated systems to move towards a more optimal solution; leveraging the Internet to improve efficiency and effectiveness and promoting its use among suppliers., The role of storage and distribution when involved in an (ERP) system.

Who should attend

  • Supply Chain Managers, Logistics supervisors, Operations managers, Dispatching and receiving functions, Inventory Managers, Storemen, Clerks, Foremen