Successfully Planning and Controlling of Material and Inventory

  • Start Date

    01 Mar, 2022

  • End Date

    04 Mar, 2022

  • Price


  • WiFi

    Free wifi

Event Details

The main objective of this course is to empower professionals with

  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of inventory management
  • The ability and confidence to independently and successfully drive inventory management for the organisation
  • The adequate skill and confidence to train other professionals on inventory management
  • The required attention to detail and confidence to check existing systems and introduce changes for enhanced inventory management
  • The skillset and capabilities to oversee inventory management across any organisation or industry, thus increasing scope for progression and career development
  • The required understanding of advanced concepts related to inventory management to make the process smarter and faster, through leaner processes and systems
  • the ability and potential to provide customers with superior quality goods at the right time
  • the knowledge and experience to protect the organisation against risks of damage, loss or theft of goods



Types of Inventory

  • Raw materials
  • Work-in-progress
  • Finished goods
  • Maintenance, repair and operating goods
  • Services
  • Transportation


Types of Inventory Costs

  • Holding/carrying costs
  • Ordering costs
  • Stock-out costs


Importance of Inventory Management

  • Higher profits through reduced costs and increased sales
  • Improved customer service
  • Reduced inventory investment
  • Increased productivity
  • Inventory record accuracy


Types of Inventory Management Strategies

  • Material requirements planning
  • Hybrid push–pull
  • Supply chain management


Objectives of Inventory Planning

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Forecasting needs
  • Controlling costs
  • Successful storage


Objectives of Inventory Control

  • Protection against fluctuation in demand
  • Better use of men, material and machines
  • Protection against fluctuations in output
  • Control of stock volume
  • Control of stock distribution


Inventory Control Techniques

  • Set par levels
  • Use first-in, first-out
  • Manage relationships
  • Apply contingency planning
  • Follow regular auditing
  • Prioritise with ABC
  • Advocate accurate forecasting
  • Consider drop shipping


Causes for Increase in Inventory

  • Delay in order deliveries
  • Quality problems
  • Unexpected demand increase
  • Inaccurate forecasts of lead times


Major Activities of Inventory Control

  • Planning
  • Procuring
  • Receiving and inspecting
  • Storing and issuing
  • Recording
  • Physical verification
  • Follow-up
  • Material standardisation and substitution


Steps in Inventory Control

  • Deciding minimum and maximum inventory limits
  • Determining re-order point
  • Determining re-order quantity
  • ABC analysis


Factors Influencing Inventory Control

  • Requirements
  • Quantity in stock order
  • Procurement time/Lead time
  • Obsolescence
  • Profitability



Stores Purchasing and Logistics Personnel in the Public and Private Sectors



The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties.



1ST BATCH: 1st – 4th Mar, 2022

2ND BATCH: 23rd – 26th Aug, 2022

Other Dates

Start Date End Date
23 Aug, 2022 26 Aug, 2022
Start Date End Date
01 Mar, 2022 04 Mar, 2022
  • Venue

    Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba Lagos.

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