DC Information Technology

DC Information Technology Mobile device used to give information on products. Information has become the lifeline of the global food distribution system. Almost every job performed in the supply chain process interacts with multiple computers that provide an overwhelming amount of data from virtually anywhere in the world. This data is translated into meaningful reports, emails, scorecards and instant messages, providing current feedback on critical issues, problems and successes. The course arms distribution center IT teams with up-to-date insight into current technological and strategic practices. These insights will help the entire logistics team be more professional and more effective, giving them the ability to make better decisions in a dynamic operating business environment. This course has the following objectives: • Select definitions and functions for terms in the area of information technology. Course Duration: 105m DC Information Technology Mobile device used to give information on products. Information has become the lifeline of the global food distribution system. Almost every job performed in the supply chain process interacts with multiple computers that provide an overwhelming amount of data from virtually anywhere in the world. This data is translated into meaningful reports, emails, scorecards and instant messages, providing current feedback on critical issues, problems and successes. The course arms distribution center IT teams with up-to-date insight into current technological and strategic practices. These insights will help the entire logistics team be more professional and more effective, giving them the ability to make better decisions in a dynamic operating business environment. This course has the following objectives: • Select definitions and functions for terms in the area of information technology. Course [...]

DC Information Technology2024-02-21T11:22:09-05:00

DC Inventory Management

DC Inventory Management Yellow fork lifter working in big warehouse. Inventory management is an imperative part of every food distribution center, because the inventory management team must make decisions that affect the entire operation. In this course, you will learn about the responsibilities of inventory management, which include: verification of product counts and dollar values, making adjustments to inventory count and insuring all products are in the correct location. This course has the following objectives: • Define inventory management terminology. • Identify the types of inventory models. • List how to move product through a DC. • List how to evaluate a DC's performance. Course Duration: 120m Go To Course DC Inventory Management Yellow fork lifter working in big warehouse. Inventory management is an imperative part of every food distribution center, because the inventory management team must make decisions that affect the entire operation. In this course, you will learn about the responsibilities of inventory management, which include: verification of product counts and dollar values, making adjustments to inventory count and insuring all products are in the correct location. This course has the following objectives: • Define inventory management terminology. • Identify the types of inventory models. • List how to move product through a DC. • List how to evaluate a DC's performance. Course Duration: 120m Go To Course

DC Inventory Management2022-02-10T16:35:10-05:00

DC Loading and Shipping

DC Loading and Shipping Loading and unloading in a large warehouse complex, trucks waiting to unload warehouse terminal. The loading and shipping process can be challenging. It requires a great deal of logistics, from organizing a shipping schedule to checking orders, to utilizing the right trailers and equipment to transport customer orders. Coordination is required at both the distribution center and the customer's store location, as well as between the order selectors and drivers. This course has the following objectives: • Identify the different types of load, delivery and routing types. • Select how to prepare and load products for shipment. • List the types of transportation used to ship product. Course Duration: 120m Go To Course DC Loading and Shipping Loading and unloading in a large warehouse complex, trucks waiting to unload warehouse terminal. The loading and shipping process can be challenging. It requires a great deal of logistics, from organizing a shipping schedule to checking orders, to utilizing the right trailers and equipment to transport customer orders. Coordination is required at both the distribution center and the customer's store location, as well as between the order selectors and drivers. This course has the following objectives: • Identify the different types of load, delivery and routing types. • Select how to prepare and load products for shipment. • List the types of transportation used to ship product. Course Duration: 120m Go To Course

DC Loading and Shipping2022-02-10T16:35:52-05:00

DC Order Selection

DC Order Selection Warehouse worker driver in uniform loading cardboxes by forklift stacker loader. The third step in the food distribution center cycle of operations, the order selection process, is often considered the most important. This is because it accounts for the largest single element of operating costs. In this course, you will learn about the equipment and systems used during order selection, as well as its history and common best practices.   This course has the following objectives: • List factors that affect DC order operation. • List order selection equipment and their features. • Differentiate between types of picking processes. • Identify order picking procedures and layouts. Course Duration: 150m DC Order Selection Warehouse worker driver in uniform loading cardboxes by forklift stacker loader. The third step in the food distribution center cycle of operations, the order selection process, is often considered the most important. This is because it accounts for the largest single element of operating costs. In this course, you will learn about the equipment and systems used during order selection, as well as its history and common best practices.   This course has the following objectives: • List factors that affect DC order operation. • List order selection equipment and their features. • Differentiate between types of picking processes. • Identify order picking procedures and layouts. Course Duration: 150m

DC Order Selection2024-02-13T15:17:40-05:00

DC Receiving

DC Receiving Cargo trucks at an entrance of a warehouse. The receiving function is incredibly important to the entire food distribution operation. This is because it initiates the movement of products into the center and sets the pace of product movement. In this course, you will learn the various delivery methods and best practices of efficient receiving operations. This knowledge will help you ensure that an exemplary inbound receiving operation contributes to your center's success.   This course has the following objectives: • List ways to get product to and from a DC. • List what can affect receiving operations. • List ways to evaluate a DC's receiving operation performance. Course Duration: 75m DC Receiving Cargo trucks at an entrance of a warehouse. The receiving function is incredibly important to the entire food distribution operation. This is because it initiates the movement of products into the center and sets the pace of product movement. In this course, you will learn the various delivery methods and best practices of efficient receiving operations. This knowledge will help you ensure that an exemplary inbound receiving operation contributes to your center's success.   This course has the following objectives: • List ways to get product to and from a DC. • List what can affect receiving operations. • List ways to evaluate a DC's receiving operation performance. Course Duration: 75m

DC Receiving2024-02-13T15:17:15-05:00

DC Risk Management

DC Risk Management Secured entrance of a modern orange warehouse. Risk management is a vital component of the food distribution operation. Risk management includes predictions and investments in security that are designed to prevent situations that would be damaging to the company. In this course, you will learn the procedures and challenges associated with security, loss prevention and risk management. This knowledge will help deter and prevent theft by ensuring that inventory is maintained and delivered to customers as promised.   This course has the following objectives: • Identify events that can impact daily operations within the DC. • List ways that DCs can respond to disruptive events. Course Duration: 120m DC Risk Management Secured entrance of a modern orange warehouse. Risk management is a vital component of the food distribution operation. Risk management includes predictions and investments in security that are designed to prevent situations that would be damaging to the company. In this course, you will learn the procedures and challenges associated with security, loss prevention and risk management. This knowledge will help deter and prevent theft by ensuring that inventory is maintained and delivered to customers as promised.   This course has the following objectives: • Identify events that can impact daily operations within the DC. • List ways that DCs can respond to disruptive events. Course Duration: 120m

DC Risk Management2024-02-13T15:16:36-05:00

DC Storage and Replenishment

DC Storage and Replenishment Worker driver of a forklift loader at warehouse loading cardboard boxes on pallet to shelves. Storage and replenishment is a complex function in the distribution center. It ensures that product is received and stored in specific areas, and it requires a great deal of communication between teams. This course will familiarize you with the different types of storage and equipment used in this function, and teach you how to put away product and measure the performance of the entire storage and replenishment operation.   This course has the following objectives: • Identify types of DC storage systems and the advantages and disadvantages of using them. • List the different types of DC equipment and the types of fuel that run them. Course Duration: 145m DC Storage and Replenishment Worker driver of a forklift loader at warehouse loading cardboard boxes on pallet to shelves. Storage and replenishment is a complex function in the distribution center. It ensures that product is received and stored in specific areas, and it requires a great deal of communication between teams. This course will familiarize you with the different types of storage and equipment used in this function, and teach you how to put away product and measure the performance of the entire storage and replenishment operation.   This course has the following objectives: • Identify types of DC storage systems and the advantages and disadvantages of using them. • List the different types of DC equipment and the types of fuel that run them. Course Duration: 145m

DC Storage and Replenishment2024-02-13T15:16:17-05:00

Food Logistics I

Food Logistics I View of bags and crates of potato in storage house. Food Logistics I is the first course in the Food Logistics library; the course focuses on introductory definitions to help initiate you to the food distribution system. This includes the history of food distribution, essential rules, and specific types of warehouses and distribution centers. Upon completion, this course will have provided a foundation of knowledge for the other courses in the Food Logistics library, as well as the basic implementation of successful food distribution. This course has the following objectives: • Identify the features of the food supply system. • Identify types of warehouses. • List characteristics of distribution centers. • Select how four rules can affect the DC efficiency. Course Duration: 60m Food Logistics I View of bags and crates of potato in storage house. Food Logistics I is the first course in the Food Logistics library; the course focuses on introductory definitions to help initiate you to the food distribution system. This includes the history of food distribution, essential rules, and specific types of warehouses and distribution centers. Upon completion, this course will have provided a foundation of knowledge for the other courses in the Food Logistics library, as well as the basic implementation of successful food distribution. This course has the following objectives: • Identify the features of the food supply system. • Identify types of warehouses. • List characteristics of distribution centers. • Select how four rules can affect the DC efficiency. Course Duration: 60m

Food Logistics I2024-02-13T15:15:57-05:00

Food Logistics II

Food Logistics II Modern Distribution Center from outside. Food Logistics II is the second course in the Logistics library and serves as a follow up to Food Logistics I. This course focuses on important management and organizational practices when planning, building and structuring a new food distribution center. A plan is presented that includes market research, a site study analysis, materials handling, building design and transportation integration. Upon completion, this course will have provided you with the basic steps for developing and organizing a new food distribution center.   This course has the following objectives: • Identify the features of the food supply system. • Identify types of warehouses. • List characteristics of distribution centers. • Select how four rules can affect the DC efficiency. Course Duration: 120m Food Logistics II Modern Distribution Center from outside. Food Logistics II is the second course in the Logistics library and serves as a follow up to Food Logistics I. This course focuses on important management and organizational practices when planning, building and structuring a new food distribution center. A plan is presented that includes market research, a site study analysis, materials handling, building design and transportation integration. Upon completion, this course will have provided you with the basic steps for developing and organizing a new food distribution center.   This course has the following objectives: • Identify the features of the food supply system. • Identify types of warehouses. • List characteristics of distribution centers. • Select how four rules can affect the DC efficiency. Course Duration: 120m

Food Logistics II2024-02-13T15:15:34-05:00

DC – Food Policy

DC - Food Policy Man doing looking for an item while holding a tablet. A clean and organized food distribution center is a direct reflection of the logistics management team and the corporation, because it reveals the attitude of the entire workplace. When the facility looks good, the entire operation works more efficiently, experiences significantly less damage, encourages customer service, has positive morale and creates a positive impact on associate safety. This course helps DCs understand food sanitation regulations, particularly in the United States, as well as how to implement a successful food policy program. This course has the following objectives: • Identify who monitors the food supply chain. • List food safety and sanitation committee responsibilities. Course Duration: 120m DC - Food Policy Man doing looking for an item while holding a tablet. A clean and organized food distribution center is a direct reflection of the logistics management team and the corporation, because it reveals the attitude of the entire workplace. When the facility looks good, the entire operation works more efficiently, experiences significantly less damage, encourages customer service, has positive morale and creates a positive impact on associate safety. This course helps DCs understand food sanitation regulations, particularly in the United States, as well as how to implement a successful food policy program. This course has the following objectives: • Identify who monitors the food supply chain. • List food safety and sanitation committee responsibilities. Course Duration: 120m

DC – Food Policy2024-02-07T11:49:48-05:00
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