Diploma in Stores,Inventory and Warehouse Management

Pan Africa Skills & Consulting Ltd
Blended study mode
Brunei House, 3rd Floor I Witu Road off Lusaka Road P.O. Box 16481 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
1 year
Jun 18 - Jun 18 2020

Course Description

This is a Program to train and produce effective professional stores and inventory personnel and managers. 

An enterprise’s success can be greatly affected by the efficiency of its stores operations; efficient stores management can save money, help retain customers and maintain continuous operations; but stores mismanagement can lose an enterprise money, customers and production.
 
A stores manager must be able to manage stores, stockyards and inventory; and plan, organise and coordinate inventory work; and train, supervise and control stores personnel; this Program teaches how that is done, and how to carry our stores management and stock control tasks effectively and professionally.

Mode of Study: Distance Learning

Course Intake Ongoing

Course Outline

At the end of the course you will be able to know:
  • The stores function in an enterprise and its main activities.
  • The need for efficient management of stores.
  • The principles of management: recruiting, training, controlling, motivating stores personnel.
  • Attributes and abilities looked for in stores/inventorystaff. 
  • Health and safety, and accident prevention in stores, stockyards and warehouses.
  • Staff and managerial responsibilities for safety; protective clothing, safety equipment.
  • Storehouse buildings: factors regarding their location, design and layout.
  • Considerations regarding floors, entrances and exits, and sub-stores.
  • Planning in stores and stockyards, heating, ensuring efficiency of movement, stores maintenance. 
  • Stockyards: materials, location, design, layout, throughflow, protection of stored items.
  • Manual and powered stores equipment, materials handling, training of staff.
  • Storage, measuring and general stores equipment.
  • Facilitating orders and movement of stocks out of the stores.
  • Order picking, packaging, avoiding damages, the use of pallets and racks. 
  • Protection of stock against loss and damage, causes of spoilage, how to overcome these problems.
  • Storehouse and stockyard security, control over keys, prevention of theft and pilfering.
  • Fire prevention, fire drills and fire-fighting equipment.
  • Ordering stock items, documentation and planning.
  • Stock items, inventory identification, codes, creating and understanding coding systems. 
  • Stock records: their contents and uses, importance of accuracy.
  • Statistics and reports; the role and management of the stores office.
  • Procedures for stock receipts and issues, coordination with other departments; packing, despatch.
  • Setting stock levels, reorder levels, factors in levels set; costs, ABC, EOQ, forecasting.
  • Stocktaking: reasons and purposes, procedures, spot checks, stock valuation, inspections.
  • Obsolete and obsolescent stock, disposal of unwanted goods.
  • Data and documentation, data safety, computer systems and backups.
Admission Requirements

University Degree or
Diploma or
KCSE C- and above

Career Outcomes


Price: KES 63,200

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