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Move, pack & maintain stock in distribution center/warehouse

Course description

This unit standard is for people who are responsible for moving, packing and maintaining stock in a DC/Warehouse and maintaining safety and housekeeping standards.

Course outline

The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • identifying appropriate areas for packing stock
  • moving stock to and pack stock in identified location
  • preventing shrinkage and losses while moving, packing and maintaining stock
  • maintaining stock in the distribution centre.

The learner will also understand relevant aspects of the following:

  • Common terms and concepts used when moving, packing, labelling and maintaining stock in the DC
  • The layout of the DC and the requirements that impact on the layout
  • Stock characteristics and how they impact on the moving, packing and maintaining of the stock
  • Techniques and safety procedures for lifting, stacking and transporting stock
  • Health and Safety Procedures relevant to packing stock
  • The terms ‘shrinkage’ and ‘losses’
  • The effect of shrinkage and losses on profits and employees
  • Causes and preventative methods for shrinkage and losses as applicable to the process of moving, packing and maintaining stocks
  • The supply chain and the roles of the various players in the supply chain
  • The difference between and relationship between pick and reserve areas
  • How stock rotation impacts on moving, packing and maintaining stocks
  • Stock flow through the organisation
  • Identifying misdirected/unmarked stocks and how to deal with them
  • Organisational requirements in respect of:
    • replenishing pick areas
    • clearing holding areas
    • moving/storing empty pallets.