The Impact of Inventory Management Techniques on Value Chain and Profitability Course

  • 06 - 08 Oct 2020
  • 01 - 03 Dec 2020
  • Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria

This comprehensive training course examines the renewed emphasis on running organizations leaner, effectively and efficiently. The renewed pressure to reduce cost as well as investment, while maintaining customer service levels is essential in world-class performance. Inventory Management is still one of the least understood practices in many companies and managers often fail to see the causal link between Inventory Management and good business results.

In addition, the mechanistic review of Min/Max reorder points will lead to disappointing results and in capital intensive companies, the value of spares in inventory often exceeds the value of all other inventory combined. Huge investments, excessive costs and low availability of stock often cause a knee-jerk reaction instead of adopting sound inventory management principles.

This training course will feature:

  • Reduction in inventory investment
  • Improved customer satisfaction
  • Reduced cost of running the inventory management function
  • Understanding inventory categories in management
  • Management of Stock Keeping Units in terms of their priorities

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of inventory and the role it plays in the profitability of the company
  • Examine the most appropriate method for managing an item
  • Understand the value chain in inventory management
  • Apply best methods to optimize the investment in inventory
  • Examine the appropriate inventory management technique for each type of item

Course Contents

  • The purpose of inventory in the value chain
  • Classification of inventory
  • Procedure for eliminating obsolete inventory
  • Pareto Law in identifying product Classification
  • Location of inventory
  • Using Economic Order Quantity on managing inventory order levels
  • Demand Planning
  • Basic forecasting methods
  • Customer segmentation
  • Hierarchy of planning
  • Aggregate planning
  • Maintenance and Inventory planning meeting
  • Master Scheduling
  • Forecasting
  • Principles of forecasting
  • Effect of lead time on the forecasting process
  • Quantitative forecasting
  • Qualitative forecasting
  • Tracking forecast accuracy
  • Determining safety stock
  • Inventory Recording
  • Period stock take
  • Cycle counting
  • Perpetual recording
  • Utilizing Bar-cades to manage inventory and movements
  • The use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for recording inventory movement
  • Inventory accounting
  • Performance Measurement
  • Stock turnover rate
  • Customer service
  • Cost of operations
  • Measuring the effectiveness of your system
  • How to use the measurements
  • Class exercise on selective inventory management

Whom to Attend?

Those involved in inventory, albeit as supplier, buyer, materials planner, warehousing, finance or even end-customer

Professionals and staff in the organization who are responsible for reducing costs, increasing productivity, raising inventory turns and enhancing customer service through high fill rates, accurate information and excellent order fulfilment