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Inventory management


Inventory management 

CPDAchieve the right balance between inventory and demand


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of stock management and how it impacts on the business and customer service
  • Understand and implement different types of replenishment system
  • Understand the costs associated with stock holding
  • Analyse warehouse stock and suggest ways of reducing stock and minimising inventory
  • Better understand the material requirements planning process
Date: Tuesday 07 November 2017
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Fee: Members - £450.00 per person
  Non-members - £500.00 per person


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Is it right for me?


Managing inventory is a critical activity in any business.  It supports the delivery of goods to the customer and defines the level of customer service.  This course will provide you with the knowledge and techniques to better manage your inventory and how this can impact positively both on customer satisfaction and on your bottom line.  It will also allow a greater understanding of the costs associated with storage and how to reduce these through improved management.


What key points will the training cover?


  • Replenishment methods, systems and variations
    - Re-order point
    - Periodic review
    - Impact of uneven demand
    - Managing demand
    - Materials requirements planning
    - Kanban systems
    - Consignment stocks
  • Management of inventory
  • The review cycle


ArcBlue (formerly PMMS) has been at the forefront of the procurement profession for over 30 years, developing many of the leading concepts, techniques and processes which underpin effective supply management, operating with a team of respected consultants with a wide range of industry knowledge and experience.


Member: £450 (excl. VAT)

Non-member: £500 (excl. VAT)


Fee includes:

Lunch, refreshments and all course materials


Inclusive e-learning:

Interpreting workflow data


7 November 2017
De Vere Devonport House, London


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