Course Content

Unit One

Introduction

The Scope of the Stores Department

Types of Stores

Special Stores

Stockyards

The Stores Department as a Service Department

The Integrated Purchasing and Stores Department

Staff and Customer Relations

Unit Two

Stores Systems and Procedure

Stock Records

Identification, Specification and Standardisation

Computers

Unit Three

Siting a Stores or Stockyard

Transport and Distribution of Goods

Postal Services

Location

Types of Building

Detailed Consideration of Storage Accommodation

Fire and Firefighting

Unit Four

Layout of Buildings

Storage Policy

Flow of Materials

Goods Received Facilities

Mechanical Handling

Inspection

Centralised Goods Receiving

Unit Five

Stock Records

The Stock Records Department

Stock Record Cards

The Aims of Stock Control

Types of Stock Control

Stock Levels

Stock Control – Finished Stocks

Work of the Stock Control Department

Stock Taking

Types of Stock Taking

Discrepancies and Determination of Errors

Unit Six

Financial Control of Stock

Stores Costs and Budgets

Methods of Pricing Stock

Stores Evaluation for Final Accounts

Unit Seven

The Relationships between Production, Construction and Service

Organisations

Administrative Procedures in Stores

The Stores Manual

Circulation, Introduction, Operation, Advantages and Disadvantages of Stores Manuals

Provisioning

Cyclical Provisioning

Unit Eight

Location of Stock

Issue and Despatch

Returns and Breakages

Procedure with Scrap and Redundant Materials
Deterioration

Care of Buildings and Stock

Security

Unit Nine

Costing

Operative Training

Safety Aspects of Storage

Legislation