Course

Core Certificate: Foundations of Warehousing and Inventory Management Online

  • Date: 02/11/2021 - 02/25/2021
  • Instructor: Mr. Darin L. Matthews, CPPO, CPSM, FNIGP, C.P.M.
    Director of West Coast Operations
    Mr. Darin L. Matthews, CPPO, CPSM, FNIGP, C.P.M.

    Darin currently serves as Director of West Coast Operations for Negometrix, a leading e-procurement provider. He has over twenty five years of procurement management experience in state and local government, higher education, and private industry.

     
    Darin speaks throughout the world on a variety of procurement topics, and his writings have been featured in Inside Supply Management, Government Procurement, Inside Supply Management, The Public Manager and The Journal of Public Procurement. His books include Warehousing and Inventory Control, Logistics and Transportation, and Effective Supply Management Performance. He has served on the faculty at numerous universities including University of Illinois, Portland State University, and Cal-Berkeley.
     
    He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Political Science and a Master’s degree in Acquisition Management. Darin is a Master Instructor for NIGP and served as their President in 2007. He has also served as a board member of the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council and the Public Procurement Research Center at Florida Atlantic University.
     
    On the Faculty of:
    Adding Value to the Procurement Process
    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Contracting for

    Construction Services
    Effective Management of Construction Contracts
    Logistics and Transportation
    Managing End Users and Suppliers: It's all About Relationships
    Planning, Scheduling and Requirements Analysis
    Protests: Managing Options for Positive Results
    Warehousing and Inventory Control
    Worldclass Procurement Practices

  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 15
  • CEUs: 1.5
  • Recertification: Accredited

Oftentimes over looked in favor of the more traditional responsibilities, the warehousing and inventory management apparatus of the public procurement function is a critical standard through which procurement professionals provide value to their larger governmental entities. Empowering learners with the foundation to ensure goods and materials are handled efficiently, effectively, and safely, NIGP’s Foundations of Warehousing and Inventory Management Core Certificate provides learners with the actions they need to succeed when providing support to their entity’s warehousing functions. Addressing working with internal and external stakeholders, asset control, waste reduction, storage utility, and maximum return on investment, Foundations of Warehousing and Inventory Management empowers public procurement professionals with actionable opportunities and best-practice guidance, promoting effective warehousing functionality to the logistic and economic benefit of all stakeholders.

 
Online Live Learning Event (OLLE)

OLLE attendance is mandatory and is required for successful course completion. The OLLE meeting link and login information is distributed via email at the start of the course.
The OLLE schedule is as follows:
-Wednesday, February 11th at 2-4PM EST
-Wednesday, February 18th at 2-4PM EST
 
Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Core Certificate: Foundations of Warehousing and Inventory Management Online (Member)$425.00 02/11/2021
Core Certificate: Foundations of Warehousing and Inventory Management Online (Non-Member)$525.00 02/11/2021
Core Certificate: Foundations of Warehousing and Inventory Management Online (Member) $425.00
Core Certificate: Foundations of Warehousing and Inventory Management Online (Non-Member) $525.00
Spots available: 15

Objectives

Upon successful completion of the certificate, the certificate holder will be able to
  • Analyze the requirements for a procurement and determine which transportation and logistics processes provide the best solutions for the entity.
  • Increase service to internal customers to provide faster warehousing turnaround.
  • Define freight and logistics terms and conditions with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Identify warehousing and logistics issues or concerns, to include the storage, movement, and delivery of commodities throughout the life of their usage in order to best meet entity needs.
  • Track the precise location and distribution points of goods and assets at any point in the process.
  • Discuss various techniques for safely and effectively managing inventories and optimizing inventory supply services to stakeholders.
  • Develop processes and procedures to ensure safe, efficient, and ethically-aligned disposal of surplus, excess, or obsolete commodities.Decrease on-site physical injury through effective safety protocol.
  • Reduce waste and risk of security breaches through effective commodity evaluation and disposal methodology.

Intended Audience

This offering is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:  

  • Entry-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as assistants, coordinators, buyers, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who are responsible for either the procurement function or staff who provide procurement functions under delegated authority.   

  • Professionals who are employed by governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly-owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly-funded or created organizations) that either serve within or manage the procurement function.  

  • Suppliers or representatives of suppliers seeking to understand the public procurement function from a holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  


Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the Core Certificate, learners must:
  • Complete any pre-work materials provided prior to the course start date.
  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  • Complete the final assessment examination with a score of 70% or higher.

Competency Alignment

This certificate is designed as an exercise-based learning experience and is tied to NIGP’s Public Procurement Competency Framework. Upon completion of the certificate requirements, learners will have demonstrated the successful knowledge, skills, and abilities in alignment with the following Level 1 competencies:

  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Asset and Inventory Management
  • Surplus, Disposal, and Closeout
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Miscellaneous

Pre-Work Requirements

Prior to entering the classroom environment, students will be enrolled in the following self-paced courses to learn and practice necessary concepts.

NIGP has not currently identified if pre-work is necessary for this core certificate. Should pre-work be identified, learners will receive the materials two weeks prior to the physical start date. Contact hours will be adjusted to include pre-work.


Online Live Learning Event Schedule (OLLE)

OLLE attendance is mandatory and is required for successfully course completion. OLLE meeting link and login information will be distributed via email at the start of the course.


Post-Course Assessment

As outlined above, all students must successfully complete a timed post-course assessment upon completion of the learning experience. Assessments can be taken up to three (3) times to achieve a passing score. If a learner is unsuccessful in achieving a passing score within these attempts, they will be required to take the course again. For the Foundations of Planning & Analysis Core Certificate, students will have 120-minutes to complete all questions in the assessment, with any questions not answered being marked “Incorrect” within Aspire. Once learners receive access, they will have ten (10) calendar days to complete the assessment. Students who do not complete the assessment within this time frame will be required to retake the course.


Length

  • Two-week, digitally-based learning experience housed in Aspire, NIGP’s learning management system.

System Requirements

Operating System:

  • Windows Vista SP2 or newer
  • Mac OS 10.5 or higher
  • Linux/Unix (any recent version)

Hardware:

  • Video Card
  • Sound card and headphones or speakers (some assignments have audio components)

Software:

Web Browser:

  • The last three versions of the major browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer
  • Other web browsers may work, but may not render all features of the courses
  • Cookies must be enabled
  • JavaScript must be enabled

Internet:

  • Reliable internet connection. Broadband cable or highspeed DSL is recommended for optimal experience.
  • E-mail account (to be able to register and to receive e-mail from the course system regarding registration, course status, etc.)
  • Linux/Unix (any recent version)

Payment Information

  • Register online with credit card
  • Register online and upload a Purchase Order
  • Register by fax and download the print & fax form

*FORM OF PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION FORM FOR ORDER TO BE PROCESSED

Methods of Payment Accepted: Check (make checks payable to NIGP), Purchase Orders (via print and fax form or online), and Credit Cards (Master Card, Visa, and American Express).

If paying by check, please make check payable to NIGP and send payment to:
NIGP, Attn: Seminar Registration
2411 Dulles Corner Park, Suite 350
Herndon, VA 20171


Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 24 hours prior to the course start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing RegistrationInfo@nigp.org. No refunds are given for cancellations received within 24 hours of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.  

Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer's name and contact information in lieu of payment information. 

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Core Certificate: Foundations of Warehousing and Inventory Management Online

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