Advanced Certificate in Inventory and Warehouse Management

Have knowledge on warehousing and inventory management in a comprehensive way: from warehousing processes to critical operations, from storage and material handling technologies/equipment to software systems, from technical to managerial solutions.

Current intake:  March

Start date: 23rd March 2019

About This Course

This course deals with all aspects of the inventory and warehouse operation. Participants will be introduced to issues of tracking, handling and managing goods and material that are held in stock. The course will also cover advanced stock control methods, demand planning as a tool for reduction of obsolescence and redundancy, methods for dealing with variety and proliferation, health and safety and others.


  • You will be able to use advanced techniques to reduce inventory and associated storage and handling costs.
  • Participants will also have covered material from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport unit on warehousing and inventory and may be able to join a fast-track programme for this professional qualification if desired.

Course Outline

  • Managing inventory flows in the supply chain
  • Inventory monitoring and control
  • Inbound and outbound material flows
  • Critical warehousing processes: (i.e. order picking strategies and methods, hardware e.g. storage and material handling technologies/equipment).
  • Software systems: ERP/MRP systems
  • EOQ, Pareto inventory policies, and k-curve methodologies
  • Warehouse design, the inventory optimization
  • Lean management principle that helps in reducing wastes (of time, space and resources) in warehousing operations.
  • Security in transport and warehousing activities
  • Tracking and controlling stock
  • Inventory auditing
  • New trends and the impact of technology on warehousing
  • Inventory Key Performance Indicators
  • Inventory reporting
  • Reverse logistics
  • Health & Safety and inventory management

Target Groups

  • Stock Accountants 
  • Warehouse and Stores Staff
  • Consultants
  • Logistics Managers
  • Distribution Managers

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Meet the team

  • Duration:

4 weeks

  • Mode of Delivery:

Online & Face to face

  • Online Classes:

Thursday : 8 pm – 9 pm

  • Face to Face Classes:
Thursday & Friday :
5 pm – 7 pm
  • Cost:
USD 400 – Uganda
USD 600 – International
  USD 800 – Organistions
  • Venue:

Virtual University Uganda Camapus

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  • Phone :
+256 706 243 386