With a projected 27% growth rate, there has never been a better time to train for a great career in logistics! This open-enrollment course provides the perfect mix of classroom study and hands-on training in the warehouse industry!
- Prologis Supply Chain Warehousing Certificate
- OSHA-30 General Industry (360 Training)
- CPR and First Aid
- OSHA Forklift
- Basic Communication and Employability Skills
Introduction to Warehousing (12-16 Weeks)
Warehouse curriculum is based on The Supply Chain Warehousing Certificate textbook developed by Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) in partnership with Prologis.
Topics may include:
Taking part in the loading and shipping processes, and work with common shipping documents; Schedule shipments and use various methods to track the shipments; Follow an effective order fulfillment cycle and work to improve order accuracy and efficiency; Use inventory management systems in warehouses and distribution centers to accurately report the quantity and value of the materials received, stored and shipped to customers; Categorize inventory and manage the costs associated with holding inventory; Manage customer returns; Follow environmentally sustainable work practices on the job; Implement a structured problem-solving process to deal with problems in warehouses or distribution centers; Make appropriate decisions about the use of different types of transportation carriers, understanding their characteristics and the advantages and disadvantages of each; Apply different performance metrics to measure the success of a facility in the warehousing and distribution industry.
Inventory system basics, Radio Frequency scanners, lift equipment operation (such as Walkie Rider, Cherry Picker, Lift, Electric Stand Up Forklift, Pallet Jack, Tugger), charging procedures, loading boxes, housekeeping, performance management systems, balers, shrink wrap, and receiving. Safety topics will include CPR/First Aid, OSHA 30, OSHA Forklift, conveyor belt, ergonomics, knife use, fall protection, safety checklists, and loading dock. May include CDL Permit.
In addition to classroom learning, worksite demonstration of competencies will occur at local warehouse businesses.
- 8th-grade reading and math levels
- Medical clearance/ physical tolerance
- 17 years of age or older – but may need to be 18 to qualify for some funding sources
- Negative drug test for an internship
- Background Check
Missouri Economic Research Information Center (MERIC) projections through 2030 show the growth rate of the warehousing industry is expected to climb 27.84% for the Central Missouri Region. This is an increase of 5,754 positions and the average salary for Production Occupations is reported at $39,175 as of 2021.
This training program will equip graduates for positions such as assembler, fork lift driver, warehouse operator, or warehouse lead.
Benefits may include paid vacation, profit sharing, bonuses, overtime pay, and health benefits such as prescription, dental and vision insurance.