The Warehousing Education & Research Council, a division of MHI, has introduced a fourth course in its Distribution Logistics Education Program, tailored to give employees in-depth knowledge of the various aspects of managing warehouses and distribution center operations. 

WERC is a professional organization focused on warehousing, distribution, and fulfillment and its role in the supply chain

Key topics covered in the Distribution Logistics Operations Course include:

  • An overview of the differences between warehouses and distribution centers in terms of their operations
  • The elements of inbound and outbound processes within a facility
  • Quality Control and Inspection procedures
  • Inventory analysis and management strategies
  • The purpose, usage, and selection of a Warehouse Management System
  • Building effective internal and external operational partnerships

WERC said in a May 3 news release that this course builds on insights from the first three courses in the series: Distribution Logistics Fundamentals, Distribution Logistics Equipment, and Safety & Compliance. It includes engaging learning modules, interactive knowledge checks, and testimonials from industry leaders. Like other courses in the series, Distribution Logistics Operations is a remote learning course that participants can do at their own pace.

Upon completing this Distribution Logistics Operations Course, students will earn a certificate and a digital badge to display on their LinkedIn profiles and email signatures. Completing all six courses in the Distribution Logistics Education Program culminates in a WERC certificate for warehousing education.

MHI and WERC members receive a discounted rate on the courses. 

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