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Learn the principles, strategies, and techniques of material management for efficient handling in the supply chain. Explore purchasing, inventory control, forecasting, and materials handling. Suitable for professionals in supply chain, logistics, or materials management.

Course Price:
Original price was: £194.00.Current price is: £19.99.
Course Duration:
4 hours, 20 minutes
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Material management is a critical aspect of any organization's operations, ensuring the efficient and effective handling of materials throughout the supply chain. This comprehensive course on material management provides participants with a solid foundation in the principles, strategies, and techniques involved in managing materials effectively. The course begins with an introduction to material management, exploring its significance in optimizing resources, reducing costs, and improving overall operational performance. Participants will gain insights into the various aspects of purchasing and supply chain management, understanding the essential processes and best practices in sourcing, procurement, and supplier relationship management.

Inventory management, planning, and control are crucial for maintaining the right levels of materials while minimizing excess or shortage. Participants will learn about inventory management techniques, demand forecasting methods, and strategies for effective planning and control. They will explore the concepts of safety stock, lead time, economic order quantity, and just-in-time inventory management. Stores management and control play a vital role in ensuring the smooth flow of materials within an organization. Participants will delve into the principles and practices of stores management, including material handling, warehousing, and stock control. They will learn about inventory accuracy, stock rotation, and the implementation of efficient storage systems.

Forecasting is an essential tool for material management, enabling organizations to predict future demand and plan their procurement and production activities accordingly. Participants will acquire knowledge and skills in demand forecasting techniques, such as time series analysis, qualitative methods, and statistical models. Material requirements planning (MRP) is a systematic approach to determine the materials needed for production, considering factors like lead times, order quantities, and production schedules. Participants will explore the concepts and processes of MRP, understanding how to plan and schedule material requirements effectively. Materials handling is a critical aspect of material management, encompassing the physical movement, storage, and control of materials. Participants will learn about different materials handling equipment, storage systems, and safety considerations.

By the end of this course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of material management principles and techniques. They will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to optimize material flow, reduce costs, and improve overall operational efficiency. Whether you are a supply chain professional, logistics manager, or involved in materials management, this course will provide valuable insights and enhance your ability to effectively manage materials within your organization.

What Will You Learn?

  • The fundamental principles and concepts of material management
  • Strategies and best practices in purchasing and supply chain management
  • Techniques for inventory management, planning, and control
  • Principles and practices of stores management and control
  • Methods and tools for demand forecasting
  • The concepts and processes of material requirements planning (MRP)
  • Effective materials handling techniques and equipment
  • How to optimize material flow and reduce costs
  • Strategies for improving overall operational efficiency through efficient material management practices.

Who Should Take The Course

  • Professionals working in procurement, supply chain, and logistics roles
  • Managers and executives responsible for inventory management and control
  • Warehouse and store managers
  • Operations managers seeking to optimize material flow and reduce costs
  • Individuals interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills in material management
  • Students pursuing studies in business, operations management, or supply chain management.


There are no specific prerequisites for taking this course on material management. However, basic knowledge and understanding of supply chain concepts and inventory management principles would be beneficial. Familiarity with business and operations management concepts will also be advantageous.

Course Curriculum

    • Introduction to Material Management 00:30:00
    • Purchasing and Supply Chain Management 00:40:00
    • Inventory Management, Planning and Control 00:35:00
    • Stores Management and Control 00:45:00
    • Forecasting 00:30:00
    • Material Requirements Planning 00:35:00
    • Materials Handling 00:40:00
    • Order Certificate 00:05:00

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