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Introduction to Inventory Management

Inventories decouple supply and demand

The overall objective of an inventory is to ensure that goods arrive in the desired quantity when they are needed.
Good inventory management is essential since it is responsible for planning and controlling inventory from the raw material stage at a company to the inventory of delivered finished goods.

This course explains and discusses the connection between managing demands for products to manufacturing and the market place.

目标: 本课程旨在提供给您如何确保生产和市场组织所需的商品能够按所需数量抵达的见解。

参与对象: 本课程所面向的,是需要了解库存管理基本知识的人群。学员将通过体验库存操作员、经济学者、物流工程师、规划师、采购师、生产技师等身份来学习以上知识,或通过质量和建设角度来进行学习。

参与资格: 无需拥有相关知识,但有一定相关工作经验者更为适宜。

训练方法: 所有课程均通过我们的远程教育平台Instant Education进行在线学习。点击这里查看更多关于培训方法。

时长: 共计约 10 小时学习时间,依据学员基础而有所不同。每个学员有六个月的时间可以登陆课程。

定价: 1880 人民币/人。



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部分 1

Structuring the Flow of Material

Two ways to structure the flow of material are manufacturing planning & control, and physical supply and distribution.

Material Requirements Planning

Material requirements planning is a system used to avoid situations where parts are missing.

Inventory Management

Good inventory management is essential for the company’s result and the customers’ satisfaction.

Functions of Inventories

Inventories can be classified according to the function they perform.

Objectives of Inventory Management

The objectives a company should have if it wants to maximize profit.

Production and Distribution Chain

There is a pattern of inventories functioning as buffers between links in the distribution chain.

Physical Distribution

Distribution adds place value and time value by placing goods in markets where they are available.

部分 2

Nature of Demand

There are two types of demand, independent and dependent.

Demand Management

Demand management is the function of recognizing and managing all demand for products.

Forecasting and Planning

Forecasting is a prelude to planning.

Demand Forecasting

Forecasts depend upon what is to be done.

Characteristics of Demand

There are some characteristics of demand that influence the forecast and the particular techniques used.

Characteristics of Forecasting

Forecasts have four major characteristics or principles.

Collection and Preparation of Data

Forecasts are usually based on historical data manipulated in some way.

Forecasting Techniques

There are many forecasting methods, but they can usually be classified into two general types of forecasting techniques.

部分 3

Inventory Records Information

A major input to the material requirements planning system is inventory records.

Order Quantities

Management must establish decision rules to answer how much and when should an order be placed.

Economic Order Quantity

One commonly used method of calculating the quantity to order.

Demand Ordering Systems

The important question is when to place a replacement order therefore some rules for reordering are need.

Order Point System

When the quantity of an item on hand in inventory falls to a predetermined level an order is placed.

Periodic Replenishment

The quantity on hand of a particular item is determined at specified, fixed-time intervals, and an order is placed.



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