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WERC Warehouse Certification Program and Online Learning Courses

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The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) is the only professional organization focused on warehouse management and its role in the supply chain, providing practical, how-to information to help members grow professionally as they improve warehouse and company performance. WERC is a not-for-profit organization with individual members. Members are professionals who lead, direct and manage the efficient flow of information, materials and finished goods throughout the supply chain. Members come from various backgrounds and represent a variety of distribution interests.

WERC offers resources that help distribution professionals stay at the leading edge including educational events, performance metrics for benchmarking, practical research, expert insights and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange. WERC began as a grassroots effort in 1977, when a number of individuals from the distribution field came together in search of educational, research and networking opportunities in the field of warehousing.

Certification & Online Learning

Certification for Warehouses

  • WERC Warehouse Certification Program: The WERC Warehouse Certification Program is a voluntary facility certification program that certifies an individual warehouse facility’s capabilities and its ability to perform core warehousing functions. The program provides an industry standard grading methodology that includes facility inspections and process assessments by independent third parties. Certification is based on audits using the WERC Warehousing & Fulfillment Process Benchmark & Best Practices Guide. The Guide outlines 5 levels of warehouse process competencies ranging from poor to best practice and covers the common warehousing processes: Receiving & Inspection; Material Handling; Slotting; Storage & Inventory Control; Warehouse Management Systems; Shipping Documentation; Picking & Packing; and Load Consolidation & Shipping.

Online Learning Courses

  • Cycle Counting in the Warehouse
  • Reverse Logistics: The Basics
  • Supervising In The Warehouse
  • Pallet Storage Systems
  • Inventory Management
  • Logistics
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Warehousing and Distribution
  • Interview Skills
  • How To Benchmark Warehouse Operations
  • Pushing Beyond the Status Quo
  • Carrier-Friendly Facilities
  • Implementing a Lean Warehouse - Case Study
  • WMS Implementation - Case Study
  • Preparing for a Supply Chain Disaster
  • Pushing Beyond the Status Quo
  • Developing a Common Scorecard
  • Benchmarking To Improve Productivity
  • Slotting Case Study
  • Omni-Channel Retail
  • Network Design Process: Honeywell Case Study
  • Contract Packaging & Distribution Operations
  • Pactiv's Lean Journey
  • Retrofit Your Warehouse
  • You Can't Manage What You Don't Measure
  • Volume Vs. Cost in the Warehouse
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Lean for Less
  • KPIs and Beyond
  • Lot/Stock Rotation
  • Will Robotics Change Your Operations?
  • Yesterday, Not Today
  • Sustainable DCs

LAST UPDATED ON January 12, 2017