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Basics of Stores & Stock Control (BSSC)*

Duration:  36 hours

The importance of the storekeeping function is often overlooked. This seems incomprehensible when you consider the value of stock this function is responsible for.

This course is targeted at all stores personnel, including the store man and all first-line supervisors. Other major users of the stores function also gain specific benefit from attending this course.

The aim is to introduce candidates to the concepts of stock control and to develop stores control personnel who are able to accept responsibility through the understanding of the requirements of their function.

Entry Requirements

Basic literacy in English, and a basic understanding of numeracy.

Key learning points

  • The Role and organization of the store: Introduction, Objectives, The Supply Chain, Stores organisation, Procedures manual, Relationships                                                                         
  • Ordering and tracking inventory: Objectives of purchasing, Selecting suppliers, The purchasing cycle, Replenishing stocks, Order receipts and receiving, Settlement of suppliers invoice, Stock pricing and valuation, Stock movement, Dealing with Excess stock                                                                                                                                       
  • Classification and coding of stock: Maintenance repair and operating terms, Coding of stock items, Stock coding, Coding Systems, Identifying incoming material, Bills of materials

Outcomes for BSSC:

A learner will achieve a basic understanding of the following:

  • Warehousing and Supply Chain Management
  •  Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships
  • Supplier Selection and Order Processing
  • Classification and Coding of Stock
  • Stock Taking and Audits
  • Stocktaking Process
  • Inbound Logistics
  • Storage Facilities
  • Materials Handling and Storage Equipment
  • Warehouse Safety
  • Stores Issues and Returns
  • Outbound Logistics
  • Transport and Reverse Logistics
  • Risk Management
  • Emergency Procedures

Principles of Production & Inventory Management (PPIM)*

Duration: 54 hours

This course covers the basic principles and techniques applicable in the practice of Production and Inventory Management.  It is suitable for those working in the field, and wants to obtain or update their professional knowledge, those entering this field or working in a related field such as Purchasing, Accounting, Marketing, Engineering, Data Processing etc.

It aims to provide the students with an-depth understanding of Production & Inventory management as well as assistance in interdepartmental understanding and to instill accountability and responsibility.

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that a learner should have a minimum of a Grade 12.

Key learning points

  • Objectives and Definitions
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Fundamentals
  • Inventory Control Practice
  • Order Quantities
  • Physical Inventory, Warehouse management, and physical distribution
  • Production Planning
  • Master production scheduling
  • Introduction to Materials requirements planning (MRP)
  • Material Requirements Planning Details
  • Capacity Management
  • Purchasing and materials management
  • Capacity Planning, Scheduling and loading
  • Production Activity Control
  • Just-in-Time
  • Total Quality Management

Outcomes for PPIM:

Learners will obtain an introduction and basic understanding of the following:

  • Resource Planning
  •  Product Development and Process Design
  • Various Forecasting methods and Demand Management
  •  Master Planning of Resources
  •  Materials Planning
  •  Capacity Planning
  •  Executing Push Systems
  •  Executing Pull Systems

* These courses are only available via instructor led classes, they are non-unit standard aligned and non-accredited.

These are instructor led courses only

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