Warehousing Operations and Stock Control notes – KNEC Diploma

Warehousing Operations and Stock Control

Topics covered in Warehousing Operations and Stock Control subject/Unit are listed below.

Topic 1: Introduction to warehousing
Topic 2: Receiving and Issuing Goods
Topic 3: Classification and Coding of Materials
Topic 4: Stock Location
Topic 5: Stores Layout
Topic 6: Materials Preservation
Topic 7: Packaging
Topic 8: Material Handling
Topic 9: Stock control
Topic 10: Stock Recording
Topic 11: Stock Taking
Topic 12: Safety and Security
Topic 13: Emerging issues and Trends in Warehousing and Stores Control




Introduction
This module unit is intended to equip the trainee with the know skills and attitudes that will enable him/her to effectively carry warehousing and stock control activities in an Organisation.

General Objectives
By the end of the module unit, the trainee should be able to:
a) describe the role of warehousing and stock control function organisation
b) explain the relationship between the warehousing and stock control function and other functions in an Organisation
c) outline the operational activities earned out in the warehouse stock control functions



Topic 1: Introduction of Warehousing

  • Meaning of Warehousing
  • Role of warehouse
  • Warehousing Organisation
  • Types of warehouses
  • Factors in setting warehouses
  • Relationships between warehousing department and other departments

Topic 2: Receiving and Issuing Goods

  • Meaning Receiving and Issuing Goods
  • Factors to consider in receiving goods
  • Preparation for receiving goods
  • Receiving and inspection process
  • Sources of materials requisition
  • Procedure followed in issuing goods
  • Method of issuing good

Topic 3: Classification and Coding of Materials

  • Meaning of terms
  • Importance of classification and coding of materials
  • Criteria of classification of materials
  • Materials classification
  • Types of symbols used to code materials
  • Factors to consider in coding materials
  • Methods and bases of coding materials
  • Features of a good coding system




Topic 4: Stock Location

  • Meaning of Stock Location
  • Purpose of stock location
  • Factors to consider in selecting stock location
  • Methods of stock location
  • Procedure for locating materials in a warehouse

Topic 5: Stores Layout

  • Meaning of Stores Layout
  • Factors considered in selecting stores layout
  • Types of stores layout
  • Features of a good stores layout

Topic 6: Materials Preservation

  • Meaning of Material Preservation
  • Importance of materials preservation
  • Factors considered in selecting materials preservation method
  • Methods used in preserving materials

Topic 7: Packaging

  • Meaning of packaging
  • Purpose of packaging materials
  • Factors to consider in selecting and packaging for materials
  • Types of packages




Topic 8: Materials Handlings

  • Meaning of Material Handling
  • Objectives of materials handling
  • Factors to consider in selecting materials handling equipment
  • Materials handling methods
  • Principles to be observed when handling materials
  • Types of materials handling equipment

Topic 9: Inventory Management/Stock Control

  • Meaning of Stock Control
  • Reasons for holding stock
  • Importance of stock control
  • Factors to consider in selecting in stock control methods Stock control methods




Topic 10: Stock Recording

  • Meaning of Stock Recording
  • Importance of stock recording
  • Factors to consider in selecting stock recording methods to use
  • Stock recording methods
  • Types of stock records
  • Ways of maintaining stores records

Topic 11: Stock Taking

  • Meaning of Stock taking
  • Reasons for conducting stock taking
  • Importance of stock taking
  • Factors to consider in conducting stock taking exercise
  • Methods of stock taking
  • Procedure for stock taking
  • Preparation for stock taking
  • Approaches to stock taking

Topic 12: Safety and Security

  • Meaning of Safety and Security
  • Importance of Safety and Security
  • Factors to consider in relation to safety and security of stock and store

Topic 13: Emerging Issues and Trends

  • Emerging issues and trends in warehousing operations and stock control
  • Challenges posed by emerging issues and trends in warehousing operations and stock control
  • Coping with challenges posed by emerging issues and trends in  warehousing operations and stock control



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6 Replies to “Warehousing Operations and Stock Control notes – KNEC Diploma”

  1. kindly help me the notes of store control and warehousing for Diploma 1 and also the past papers.

    thanks in advance

  2. Hi, please help me to get notes cert. in supply and chain management.
    This unit: warehousing and stock operation

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