Pick Stock in a Distribution Centre/Warehouse

Warehousing and Logistics Training

SAQA ID : 117899
NQF Level: 2
No of Credits: 12

Course Introduction

This unit standard is intended for people who pick stock for despatch to stores/customers in a Distribution Centre or Warehouse. These persons are able to identify stock listed on a picking advice, pick the correct quantity, pack and move the stock ready for despatch to customers/stores in a manner that prevents losses and enhance the efficiency of the supply chain.

Qualification Title: Pick Stock in a Distribution Centre/Warehouse

Unit Standard ID:  117899

No. of Credits: 12

NQF Level: 2

This unit standard is intended for people who pick stock for despatch to stores/customers in a Distribution Centre or Warehouse. These persons are able to identify stock listed on a picking advice, pick the correct quantity, pack and move the stock ready for despatch to customers/stores in a manner that prevents losses and enhance the efficiency of the supply chain.

Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 and the use of applicable machinery/equipment for picking of stock in the organisation

People credited with this unit standard are able to understand:

  • The organisational method for notifying items to pick and the understanding of these notifications
  • The effect of incorrect picking on the business
  • The different organisational packing containers and their uses
  • The different stock in the DC/warehouse, their characteristics and the best methods of packing them
  • Different methods/machinery/equipment for picking in the organisation
  • How to identify the different problems that could be encountered when picking stock and to whom they must be reported
  • Organisational requirements in respect of tagging/identifying stock/containers with their destination
  • Load points and how to choose the correct load point
  • How to minimise damages when picking, packing and moving stock
  • The impact of damages on the organisation
  • The terms ‘shrinkage’ and ‘losses’
  • The effect of shrinkage and losses on profits and employees
  • Causes and preventative methods for shrinkage and losses as applicable to the process of picking stocks
  • Common terms and concepts use when picking stock in the DC

This programme is aimed at any person working with picking stock within the warehousing or logistics chain

R 1 415.00 per person

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