National Seminars Group & Padgett Thompson
a division of Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center
The Complete Course on Inventory Management
Put an end to costly write-offs, shortages, hassles and mistakes!
Forecasting, Inventory Management & Cycle Counting
What Would You Give
to Minimize Your Inventory Levels and Maximize Your
Customers Satisfaction at the Same Time?
As an inventory control
professional, you probably already know what to do
to forecast future inventory needs ... maintain acceptable
levels of inventory and safety stock ... and keep
accurate inventory records.
But in a world filled
with human error ... lost and misplaced overstock
... and unrealistic demands from customers, coworkers,
management, vendors and suppliers, you need real-world
answers about HOW you can organize, build and maintain
the smoothest-running inventory management system
Introducing a new two-day
inventory control workshop for managers, supervisors,
clerks, technicians warehouse professionals
everyone who carries the burden of maintaining
the efficiency of one of your companys largest
assets its inventory.
When you attend this
powerful event, youll learn how to gain buy-in
for your inventory processes from everyone up and
down the corporate ladder ... simplify your cycle
counting program and annual physical inventory procedures
... and keep inventory levels down, customer satisfaction
high and profits up!
Can you afford two
days out of the office? You cant afford NOT
We realize that asking
you to take two days of your time for training is
a big thing and we guarantee you that your time will
be well-spent. With the tips, techniques and profit-saving
inventory management strategies youll learn,
youll see an immediate benefit as soon as you
step foot back in your warehouse.
This unique training
workshop is packed with eye-opening examples of how
successful companies of ALL sizes are tackling
and beating the profit-draining problems of
dead inventory ... slow-moving stock ... and inaccurate
Attend this powerful
2-Day inventory control event and youll learn
how to ...
Determine which inventory management
system works best for
your unique situation
Quickly and easily forecast your
companys needs better and keep inventory to a minimum
Improve inventory record accuracy
to 95% or MORE!
Eliminate dead stock and get
slow-moving inventory out the door
Create a cycle-counting program
that could eliminate your annual inventory
We can help you Boost the effectiveness
of your inventory control methods!
Do these situations sound familiar
to you? If they do, you could benefit greatly by
Toms company, after 130 years
of business at the same location, has just gone
global by launching its web site and allowing customers
to purchase products online. Toms problem
as inventory control manager is that hes been
forced to use the same counting procedures that
the current controller taught him to use when he
started 20 years ago. After just one month, the
online experiment is a huge disaster with massive
shortages, backorders and a total failure to reconcile
inventory levels with customer demand. Where did
the company go wrong?
Experts answer: Many
companies get caught up with the idea of reaching
millions of potential customers via the Web, but
they dont take the time to ensure their inventory
processes can keep up with demand. When you attend
this seminar, youll learn the secrets of building
the perfect inventory control system that will allow
your company to move forward in any direction that
Bill is the inventory control manager
for a municipal water department. Bill has reconciliation
nightmares because he constantly has repair crews
loading up their trucks with parts that they
may need when a water main breaks at 2 in
the morning. Bill realizes that the last thing a
repair crew worries about when theyre waist-deep
in freezing water is filling out paperwork, but
its still causing havoc with his records.
How can Bill maintain control and still give his
crews the materials they need?
Experts answer: Though
Bills problems are understandable due to the
nature of his business, there are simple solutions
to this kind of justifiable shrinkage
problem. When you attend this seminar, youll
learn how to build and maintain inventory control
systems that can adapt to even the most severe circumstances.
Youll also learn how to combat theft and more
sinister shrinkage issues.
Tammys small, cramped warehouse
is filled to the brim with inventory that her superiors
say they need to keep on hand. Her poor receiving
clerk stacks merchandise from the floor to the ceiling
and in every nook and cranny to get it all in, but
the consequences mean the order fillers sometimes
search in vain trying to find the parts to complete
their customer orders. Tammy cant seem to
get anyone in charge to understand that theyre
ruining productivity by having too much stock. How
can Tammy get her bosses to see the light?
Experts answer: Tammy
could very well be the poster child for one of the
biggest mistakes a company makes when it comes to
inventory control too much stock. Attending
this seminar will give Tammy (and you) concrete
forecasting strategies that will eliminate overpurchasing,
and proven techniques that will shoot slow-moving
stock off your shelves and out the door. Youll
minimize inventory levels to the point where youll
have maximum efficiency in your warehouse organization.
the Hidden Truths of Inventory
The 3 conflicting objectives of inventory management ... how
theyll trip you up and drive you crazy
Identifying the 5 types of inventory and why many managers mistakenly
dont account for all of them
How to find the hidden costs of inventory and how to reduce
EXERCISE: A simple formula you can use to add up the true
costs of your inventory
7 steps for disposing of excess and obsolete inventory
and how to prevent it from recurring
9 elements that impact your inventory levels
Why forecasting is necessary
and how many managers screw it up
3 methods for determining how
much inventory you need to keep on hand and which one will work
best for your company
The key differences between
independent demand vs. dependent demand
How to measure your forecasting
accuracy and how to fix it if youre constantly off
The 4 guiding principles of
The secret behind finding a
forecast that your customer is guaranteed to like!
Your Inventory Management Skills
The benefits of using ABC
classifications for better inventory management
Overcoming unusual inventory
Using customer service levels
to determine proper amounts of inventory and NEVER get caught
Too much safety stock? Not enough??
How to find just the right amount
ABC? MRP? JIT? Making sense
of this inventory alphabet soup
Making the tough call
times when its better just to throw your inventory in
Incredible Levels of Inventory Accuracy
The Cardinal Rule
of inventory accuracy break it and youll NEVER
get the high accuracy levels that you want
4 advantages of having an accurate
Techniques for uncovering problems
that are killing your inventory accuracy
When should you count your items?
Once a week, month, quarter, year? Find out whats right
How you can ensure the numbers
youre reading on your computer screen are accurate
Controlling theft and shrinkage
the twin killers of accurate inventory records
the Headaches out of Your Annual Physical Inventory
Pain-free dentistry? No way! Pain-free
annual inventories? Definitely!
The pros and cons of outsourcing
your annual inventory duties to a third party
Creating an error-proof
inventory team who should be involved and when?
Using double-blind counts to
make your physical inventory results world-class
Tips for conducting accurate
scale counts even if youre using rented scales
What to do with shipments that
arrive during a physical inventory
How to get your counting teams
to realize how important accurate counts are
How to prepare for the outside
auditor what they want to see and what they dont
the Perfect Cycle Counting System
Creating a 21st Century cycle
counting system with the 19th Century tools at your disposal
4 phases of implementing a cycle
counting system or improving your current one
How to measure your cycle counting
accuracy and make sure youre doing it right
How to set tolerances to improve
your cycle counting program
How counting the same 20 items
every day can dramatically improve the accuracy of your ENTIRE
Steps you can take tomorrow
to eliminate your physical inventory forever
Todays Inventory Management Technology
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with the solid skills, the tips, tools and shortcuts, and the crucial
information you receive during this workshop, well refund your money
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