The Warehousing Education & Research Council (WERC) announces the availability of a new warehousing e-learning course, called Distribution Logistics Fundamentals.
The Distribution Logistics Fundamentals course will introduce different types of facilities, functions and roles within the warehouse or distribution center, future trends, and the role of warehousing within the greater supply chain.
Topics covered include:
- Introduction to material handling and distribution logistics and warehousing operations
- Inventory management and fulfillment best practices
- Benefits and types of Warehouse Management Systems
- Warehouse layout and design
- Key roles within a warehouse/distribution center
- Leading industry trends impacting warehouses/distribution centers
Once the participant has completed this course, they will be issued a certificate and digital badge to display on their LinkedIn profiles and email signature. This course is the first in a series of six learning modules leading to a WERC certificate for warehousing education.
WERC is the only professional organization focused on logistics management and its role in the supply chain. Through membership in WERC, seasoned practitioners and those new to the industry master best practices and establish valuable professional relationships. Since being founded in 1977, WERC has maintained a strategic vision to continuously offer resources that help distribution practitioners and suppliers stay on top in our dynamic, variable field. These include national, regional, local and online educational events; performance metrics for benchmarking; practical research; expert insights; and multiple opportunities for peer-to-peer knowledge exchange.
MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry since 1945. MHI’s over 900 members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers and third-party logistics providers. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for their members, the members’ customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events. The association sponsors the ProMat and MODEX expos to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals. The Warehouse Education Research Council (WERC) is a division of MHI and provides education and research to the warehouse, distribution and logistics community.