Inventory Management – The Nuts and Bolts


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Inventory Management – The Nuts and Bolts

Our Inventory Management training materials provides you with a fully-customizable package of courseware content for delivery to your employees and/or students. Everything you need to run the course is included, just add trainer!


All courseware print licences are perpetual – buy once and use forever!

  • Fully customizable. Sold on a site licence basis, you can tailor ALL content to meet specific learning or corporate requirements.
  • Digital download. Content is available to download after purchase.
  • Proven. Our course materials are used in hundreds of training centres around the world. Every course is fully beta tested and validated in the classroom before undergoing a full production release.
  • Simple… No need to invest in expensive DTP applications – all files are easily editable in any word processor.
  • Print on demand. You only need to print exactly what you need, when you need it.
  • Totally flexible. Courses can be modified to meet specific requirements. Sections can be removed. New content added. One or more titles can be combined. Whatever your training requirements, our courseware can help you meet that need.
  • Unlimited users. Content is sold on a site licence basis. You can train as many staff or employees at that location as you like. Forever!
  • Buy once. Use forever! You’re buying a perpetual licence. One payment gives you an unlimited site licence for use as long as you need it.
  • No limits! Unlike some content providers, our licence enables you to reprint the courseware as many times as you like. 1 student or 100,000. No limits…


Student manual

Fully customisable. May be opened in any word processor and changed to meet your exact needs.

Trainer manual

Fully customisable with additional information for trainers.

Ice breakers and classroom activities

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Pre-assignment exercise

Pre-assignment exercise. Fully customisable. Helps to reinforce the delegates understanding of the course contents.

Course outline

Content overview. Fully customisable. Comprehensive course overview to help you market your course to your customers.

PowerPoint presentations

PowerPoint presentations. Fully customisable. Complete set of PowerPoint slides for use by the trainer.

Sales information sheets

Sales information sheets. Fully customisable. Information sheets to help you sell your course to your employees or external customers.

Additional reading materials

Additional reading… Fully customisable. Give your students some recommended further reading materials for this course.
  • Introduction and Course Overview You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
  • What is Inventory? To begin, participants will explore what inventory is and what key concepts (including LIFO, FIFO, backorders, and lead time) mean. Participants will also look at the goals and objectives of inventory management and analyze where their system can improve.
  • Types of Inventory This session will explore anticipation, fluctuation, lot size, and transportation inventories.
  • Key Players Next, participants will discuss what roles customers, top management, and employees play in the inventory management system.
  • Setting up the Warehouse This session will discuss the objectives of a warehouse and ways to maintain location accuracy.
  • What Makes a Good Inventory Management System? Next, participants will discuss types of inventory management systems and criteria for a good system.
  • The Warehouse Inventory Cycle This session will introduce the warehouse inventory cycle of demand, receiving, validation, and put-away.
  • Identifying Demand Participants will learn how to determine order quantities, re-order points, and safety stock through discussion and a case study.
  • The Receiving Process Next, participants will learn what should happen when materials are received into inventory.
  • Validating Inventory This session will explore ways to validate the quality of merchandise.
  • The Put-Away Process Participants will discuss the five goals of the put-away process.
  • Maintaining Inventory Accuracy Next, participants will learn ways to keep their inventory organized and controlled.
  • The Outbound Process This session will look at the phases of the outbound process: picking, packing, loading, and shipping.
  • Industry Trends To conclude the workshop, we will explore some of the latest inventory management trends, including Six Sigma and the Just-In-Time (JIT) system.
  • Workshop Wrap-Up At the end of the day, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan