Get a Quote
Course Enquiry
Contact US
Leading Edge Training

Inventory Management Course Details

This is a workshop for the warehouse or stockroom manager, the person in charge of what comes in and goes out of the company. You want a smooth and cost-effective operation, with enough products on hand to satisfy needs without stockpiling too much.

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

  • Understand terms that are frequently used in warehouse management
  • Identify the goals and objectives of inventory management, and measure their process against these goals
  • Calculate safety stock, reorder points, and order quantities
  • Evaluate inventory management systems
  • Identify the parts of the inventory cycle
  • Better maintain inventory accuracy


Admin staff



1 Day


$198.00 If you are currently resident in South Africa you will need to pay VAT at 14%.   *Discount available

Note: information may change without notice.

Download Brochure:

Download Brochure

About Inventory Management

Course Outline

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.

Delivery Method

Instructor Led classroom based training. Scheduled classes are normally held in Woodmead - near to Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Stationary and textbook included. Refreshments, including 2 tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Light finger meals are supplied for part time courses.

Scheduled Dates

Provisional Dates

These dates have not yet been confirmed. If you are interested in attending please click here to enquire.

Start DateDuration
Tue 18 Apr 20171 days
Thu 15 Jun 20171 days
Fri 11 Aug 20171 days
Fri 27 Oct 20171 days


For clients who want to enjoy the convenience of public transport, consider the Gautrain. Our training premises in Woodmead is located near the Morning Glenn Mall Bus Stop. If organised by prior arrangement we will collect delegates from the afore mentioned bus stop at no extra charge. Direction to the bus stop are as follows:

Take the Gautrain to the Sandton station.
Take the S2 Bus to Morning Glenn Mall.
We will collect you at 8:30 directly from the bus stop.


Please submit a query on the course page and we will be able to advise you on hotels and guest houses close to the training facility.