Conduct Efficient Warehousing Operations Skills Programme

Warehousing and Logistics Training

Course Introduction

A learner will be capable of demonstrating an integrated practical and theoretical knowledge of receipt, dispatch and returns of freight procedures, based on quality service to the customer and product care. The learner will be able to accept additional responsibility through knowledge of the whole process.

Skills Programme Title: Conduct Efficient Warehousing Operations Skills Programme

Unit Standard ID:  Based on SAQA ID: 8024 & 8036

 

A learner will be capable of demonstrating an integrated practical and theoretical knowledge of receipt, dispatch and returns of freight procedures, based on quality service to the customer and product care. The learner will be able to accept additional responsibility through knowledge of the whole process.

Learners will also be able to secure freight in a manner ensuring the elimination of damage to freight during storage and/or transport.

It is desirable for learners wishing to achieve this unit standard to be competent at:
  • NQF 1 or General Education and Training Certificate
  • Controlling Hazardous/dangerous and Dangerous Goods
  • Operating Computer Systems’; ‘Allocation of Freight for packaging grouping
  • Occupational Health, Safety and General Housekeeping.

Knowledge To Be Gained

Relevant aspects of the following:

  • the relevant legislation and international standards pertaining to storage areas and safety and security procedures and precautions concerning receipt and dispatch
  • current trends in storage patterns and methodologies used
  • special storage and handling conditions required based on storage and handling characteristics of freight (e.g. inherent vice)
  • time management principles to maximise client satisfaction
  • efficient receipt, dispatch and returns administration procedure
  • optimal load limits and rates for specific transport modes
  • the transport routes and conditions, together with the mode of transport and how these factors affect the status of the freight for receipt and dispatch purposes
  • current trends in company inventory and stock control systems
  • the need for strict compliance with customer instructions with due regard to all parties involved
  • relevant legislation (e.g. OHS Act, Transport Regulations, etc.) facilities and company policies that pertain to packing/stockpiling, handling, marking and securing of freight
  • compatibility of product type/categories and the type of decisions required concerning the separation of non-compatible products
  • appropriate handling equipment, safety equipment and personal protective equipment in relation to the safe handling and securing of freight
  • securing techniques and the characteristics of materials used
  • appropriate actions to take in the event of accidents and/or incidents
  • the ramifications of poor product knowledge
  • methods of identifying freight or bulk.

This programme is aimed at supervisors or team leaders that operate within various warehousing environments.

R 1 415 per person.

 

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