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Supply Chain (Inventory Control Workshop Series)

These workshops present the fundamentals of inventory control and can be presented ala Carte or as part of a complete series. They are appropriate for manufacturing, distribution, retail, health care or the service sector. Each offering can be presented as an introductory level half-day workshop or content can be taken to a deeper level of understanding in a full day event. Importantly, this program can be customized for the client’s environment. Participants will learn the basic concepts as well as practical techniques readily applied to their particular work environment.


Basics of Inventory Management

To most organizations inventory is one of the more visible and tangible aspects of doing business. Beginning with the management of suppliers delivering raw materials to goods in various levels of completion in the production process and management and delivery of finished goods in the distributions channel, each type represents money tied up until the inventory becomes purchased products. The workshop provides a broad overview of basic concepts and good inventory management strategies.


Physical Inventory

This workshop will discuss what works and what doesn't as the participant learns the essential preparation steps and activities to perform in advance. These activities include everything from cleanup and sorting to working with auditors. The best physical inventories require the best, most thorough, preparation. The participant will also learn how to keep the physical inventory under control once it starts. From tracking of tags to weigh scales and facility maps to handling recounts, this course guides the way.


Material Requirements Planning and Bills of Material

To effectively use a Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system, it is essential to understand how bills of material (BOMs) are structured and how MRP calculates requirements. This course includes instruction and exercises so students can practice these important concepts. From structuring simple BOMs to creating phantom bills, modular bills, and super bills, the participant will learn many ways to use BOMs, how to calculate material requirements, and some common action/exception messages that MRP systems frequently include.


Distribution Inventory Management

This workshop focuses on the distribution network model and its objectives, activities, and distribution inventory management decisions and includes interactive exercises to present the fundamental concepts associated with the distribution environment. It is appropriate for management, sales, purchasing, forecasting, materials management, operations personnel, shipping/receiving, and any other supply chain function tangent to the distribution activity.


Cycle Counting

In this workshop, the participants will learn how to implement or improve a cycle counting program and what the real purpose of cycle counting is: finding and fixing the causes of inventory errors. Also included are several methods for selecting items to count, using correct accounting techniques, and reconciling any outstanding transactions. In addition, the participant will learn various reporting methods to illustrate the results of the cycle counting program to employees and management. 


Project Management

The Project Management PMP® Test Prep program is a comprehensive 35-hour test prep course that prepares participants for the Project Management Institute PMP® exam. As part of your tuition you will receive the Cross wind Project Managment Study Guide, Exam Simulation App with over 3000 questions, 50 tests, a Streaming Audio App for Terminology, Processes and Exam App. Also included is a Flashcard App with over 400 flash cards. The instructor is PMI certified, has extensive project management and process improvement experience. Penn State is a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Registered Education Provider. We are committed to enhancing the ongoing professional development of PMI® members. 


Human Resource Management  

In conjunction with SHRM, we now offer HR Certification Preparation.  Our Human Resource Certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking a Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification.  This intensive 40-hour program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System®, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track as you prepare for the exam. 



Optimize your potential as a leader!  Competency Based Leadership is a series that brings together recognized key principles that we will explore, learn and adapt in order to more effectively influence and lead others.  Interpersonal Communications, Building Trust, Problem Solving, and Coaching are a few of the high-impact competencies that will be included in this series.  This is an excellent program for those aspiring to lead or new to supervision.  It will also serve more experienced leaders who wish to further develop skills and improve their results.


For more information on any of the above offerings , please call (717) 749-4118.