Core Certificate: Foundations of Warehousing and Inventory Management
Course

Core Certificate: Foundations of Warehousing and Inventory Management

  • Date: 08/22/2024 - 08/23/2024
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 6:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Instructor: Ms. Carolyn L. Everett, CPPO, CPPB
    Ms. Carolyn L. Everett, CPPO, CPPB
    Phone: 859-329-1068Fax: 502-573-2215

    Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, CPPB


    Experience: Carolyn retired from Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Finance and Administration Cabinet, Division of Engineering & Contract Administration (DECA), where she served a Strategic Procurement Specialist III.


    > With over 29 years of experience, she has held a variety of positions in both the private and public sectors. Carolyn started her formal procurement career in the private sector, purchasing IT hardware, software, and paper goods for manufacturing plants, including Whirlpool Corporation. Later, she took a public procurement position at the Cabinet for Health & Family Services (CHFS), where she began as Administrative Secretary to the Branch Manager of the Procurement Dept. There, she moved through the ranks of Purchasing Officer I, II, III, Purchasing Agent I, and Internal Policy Analyst II, conducting complex Request For Proposals (RFPs) for Child Support, Food Stamps, Medicaid, IT technology, maintenance agreements, copiers, cell phones, etc. She also conducted solicitations for construction projects, equipment, maintenance, repairs, and Capital projects for the various State agencies, as well as the Kentucky universities and Department of Military Affairs.


    Carolyn is a long time member and served as Chapter President for the Kentucky Public Procurement Association (KPPA) and serves on the Forum Committee for NIGP




    NIGP Courses / Topics:
    Contract Administration
    Contracting for Construction Services
    CPPO PREP
    CPPB PREP
    Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals
    Introduction to Public Procurement
  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • CEUs: 1.6
Learning the skills of warehousing, inventory management, and procurement is crucial for success in the dynamic field of supply chain management. NIGP’s Core Certificate: Foundations of Warehousing and Inventory Management offers an activity-based learning experience that equips participants with the expertise to analyze procurement requirements, optimize transportation processes, and enhance internal customer service. With a focus on safety, efficiency, and waste reduction, this course empowers professionals to identify and resolve warehousing and logistics issues, track assets effectively, and implement best practices in inventory management. By completing this certificate, individuals gain valuable knowledge and practical skills to drive organizational success and elevate their career prospects in the procurement industry.
Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Core Certificate: Foundations of Warehousing and Inventory Management (Member: Early)$356.00 06/23/2024
Core Certificate: Foundations of Warehousing and Inventory Management (Member: Standard)$445.0006/24/202408/20/2024
Core Certificate: Foundations of Warehousing and Inventory Management (Non-Member: Standard)$545.00 08/20/2024
Core Certificate: Foundations of Warehousing and Inventory Management (Member: Early) $356.00
Core Certificate: Foundations of Warehousing and Inventory Management (Non-Member: Standard) $545.00
(prices valid until Jun 23, 2024)
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 80% or higher.
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  • Register online with credit card
  • Register online and upload a Purchase Order
  • Register by fax and download the print & fax form

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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
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PMB 63452
Norfolk, VA 23510


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

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