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Course in Stores Management-English (SME)

The Institute of Supply and Materials Management (ISMM) is the national body representing the Purchasing and Supply Management profession in Sri Lanka. It is incorporated by Act of Parliament. ISMM conducts training programmes for different levels and the examination qualifications are recognized by the Ministry of Public Administration. Apart from training programmes, ISMM also conducts Trade Testing for Stores personnel and undertakes assignments in drafting and updating of Stores Procedures, Warehouse layout / Warehouse reorganization etc. to Government and Private Sector Organizations. 
It is hoped that organisations in the Public and Private sectors will take full advantage of the special training facilities provided by this Institute, which is specifically directed to the advancement of Purchasing, Supply and Materials Management in Sri Lanka. Details of the above captioned course are as shown below :-

Objective            :  To provide an understanding of Management Principles and practice, Purchasing and Inventory Control, Materials Handling and Stores Procedures for the persons engaged in the field of Materials Management.

    Course Content:
    •  Stores Function

    • Materials Management

    • Determination of Requirements,  Specifications

    • Stores/Stockyards,  Organisation,  Lay – out and security

    • Procurement of Stores

    • Receipts Procedure    - Inspection & verification,  Documentation, Storage of rejected goods,  Handling of discrepancies.

    • Storage of Goods - Storage including special,  perishable and dangerous materials Protection of stores,  Safety measures. Location systems,  methods of storage and industrial house keeping

    • Issue Procedure - Methods of Issue,  Types of issue,  Marshalling

    • Stock Verification - Methods of verification,  Organisation of the verification,Handling of Discrepancies.

    • Inventory Control - Methods / Fiction and review of stock levels, Ordering systems and control of non/slow moving and sheet shelf life items.  Redundant and obsolete stock.

    • Stock Records  - Purpose of stock records, Perpetual Inventories Document      Design.

    • Stores Accounting - Principles, Documentation, Methods of pricing 
      principle aspects of stock holding,  Methods of stock evaluation, Recording and Stores Accounting.

    • Materials Handling -  Materials Handling Cycle, Manual and mechanical handling and accident prevention.

    • Classification and Coding & Cataloguing of Stores  - Purpose method and systems.

    • Disposal  - Methods and Procedures for disposal of surplus and 
      unserviceable items.

    • Management Principles & Practice.  - Nature of Management,  Functions of Management,Principles and Techniques of Planning,  Organisation,Co-ordination,  Direction, Delegation, Control,Communication,  Human relations,  Motivation Work-Study, Disaster Management and Quality Circles.

    For Whom:
    Executives,Assistants Practitioners in Stores and Warehouse Management, University Graduates or School Leavers seeking Professional Qualifications.
    Entry Requirements:

    A pass at the G.C.E. (O/L) Examination with English as a subject or those who have 3 yrs.’ experience as   Stores Executes , Stores Officer, and Stores Clerks, Supervisors or other officers engaged in this field.


    12 Sundays (from 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.)

    Course Fees & Commencement:
    Rs. 25,000/= (Inclusive of Registration Fee(Rs. 15,000/- (non-refundable))
    0% Interest Instalment plans available for Commercial Bank Credit Card Holders.
    (T & C Apply).
    Course Commencement:
    Batch Commencement  Programme Officer / Programme Executive
    SM/E/C/Sun/1-2024 28 April 2024 Ms. Savidya (0760106575)
    SM/E/C/Sun/2-2024 04 August 2024 Mr. Sandun (0774641141)