Duration: 90 hours

Supplies Management Module 1 is designed to provide participants with the fundamental principles of Basic Storekeeping and Warehousing. These include the purpose and scope of Supplies Management which will cover the basic concepts of receipts, issues and storage.

Upon completion of this level, participants should be able to:


  • Recognize Supplies Management as a critical organization resource

  • Identify the benefits of good Supplies Management

  • Identify the role of the storekeeper

  • Understand the various stores organization

  • Enumerate stock location systems

  • Identify stores handling equipment

  • Determine the factors in the mechanization of store operations

  • Know regulations relating to supplies

  • Understand the element of storekeeping

  • Identify stores layout factors

  • Understand the full concept of Supplies Management

  • Recognize the advantage and disadvantage of centralized and decentralized stores Performance

  • Apply ethical practices to supplies work

  • Select appropriate stock location systems

  • Apply storekeeping principles

  • Select appropriate storage methods and conditions

  • Apply stores design and layout principles

  • Apply supply regulations

  • Implement store security and safety measures

  • Apply basic/standard storekeeping procedures

  • Select appropriate stores handling equipment


  • Appreciate the purpose and scope of Supplies Management

  • Appreciate the relationship between storekeeping and other organization functions

  • Associate Supplies Management with high quality service delivery

  • Appreciate the high risk areas in Supplies Management

  • Recognize the importance of preservation and packaging

  • Appreciate the importance of supplies regulations

  • Appreciate the importance of store security and safety


  • Purpose and scope of Supplies Management

  • Supplies as an organization resource

  • Benefits of good Supplies Management

  • Elements of storekeeping

  • Relationships between storekeeping and other organization functions

  • Ethical practices in Supplies Management

  • Supply Management and the quality of service delivery

  • Role of the storekeeper

  • Stores organization and procedures

  • Storage methods and conditions

  • Stores handling and equipment

  • High risk areas in Supplies Management

  • Stock location systems

  • Storage facilities, design and layout and location

  • Variety in stores/warehouse operations

  • Mechanisation of Stores Operations

  • Preservation and Packaging

  • Introduction to Supply Regulations

Facilitation Strategies

The recommended methodology is a combination of:




Site visits

Case studies,

Individual project Group activities.


Course Work – Individual project      50%

Final Exam      50%