PDC-Essential Skills for Stockroom Employees

March 23, 2021
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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On Line Training in partnership with PDC
Virtual Sessions

Essential Skills for Stockroom Employees 

6 weeks, twice a week for 24 total hours through Professional Development Center (PDC) of Glendale Community College. Dates are: March 23 to May 6, 2021, 4-6PM on Tuesday & Thursday led by APICS recognized instructors.

Note: This class will be completely on-line.

Course Description 

This course focuses on universally accepted inventory planning and control processes and systems used by Stockroom and Inventory Management professionals:  The concepts presented in this course are applicable to managing inventory in all Manufacturing, Service, and Distribution companies.  All terms and concepts taught in this course are based on the APICS Body of knowledge.

This course is one of several vocational courses designed to train employees in basic skills needed to perform activities related to Operations and Supply Chain Management. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion with this course. Click here for all of our Essential Skills courses.

Who Should Attend:

This course is ideal for both new and experienced employees whose job deals with planning and controlling inventory including: Stockroom personnel, Shipping and Receiving employees, Material Handlers, Inventory Planners, Cycle counters and other inventory control associates that want to hone their job skills and gain practical knowledge in the field of Stockroom and Inventory Management.


There are no prerequisites for this course.  However it is strongly recommended that students have a basic knowledge or some experience in Stockroom or Inventory activities.

Learning Goals and Results

Students will learn basic terms, concepts, systems, and best practices used by Inventory Management and Stockroom professionals that can immediately be used in performing their current job and/or used to prepare for their next job opportunity.  The terminology and concepts learned in this course will also aid students in preparing for the APICS Production & Inventory Management (CPIM), Certification exams.


Key Concepts

Essential Skills Learned

Fundamentals of Inventory Management

Purpose & Function of Inventory

Inventory Replenishment & Performance

Lean Inventory

Warehouse Management

Packaging & Materials Handling

Inventory trade off decisions

Cost Analysis, inventory valuation

Inventory accuracy, cycle counting

ABC inventory control

Measuring Inventory performance

Lean inventory techniques

Warehouse/Stockroom operations activities and roles

Material handling, storage, and picking techniques

To register: 

Registration is handled by our college partners.  For cost and information,

Contact Professional Development Center at: 818-957-0024. Click here to register.

All qualified companies & employees can enroll in this class for only $250 enrollment/materials fee!
All other training costs will be waived if you register by February 28, 2021

For more information about course content, contact [email protected]