Materials Management


Apply sound storeroom operations principles. Manage inventory to optimize investment. Understand the role of purchasing. Implement effective work control processes.

This course is a part of the PSC and MCC certification programs.


Materials Management Training
Managing a storeroom is a balancing act. Storeroom managers must have the materials available to keep production flowing while minimizing inventory investment.

In this three-day class, you will learn how to ensure the right parts are in the right place at the right time. When you apply the knowledge and skills learned in this class, quality will increase and costs will decrease. You will be able to manage your storeroom in a way that successfully balances the needs of operations and maintenance while optimizing your inventory and carrying costs.

In This Training, Learn How To

  • Discuss the materials management challenges that organizations are facing
  • Identify the elements of materials management
  • Discuss how materials management fits into the overall umbrella of Reliability Excellence
  • Discover the characteristics and steps involved in effective materials management processes
  • Discuss the basic steps involved in implementing effective inventory control best practices
  • Summarize the basic steps involved in implementing effective warehouse management best practices
  • Describe how a CMMS can support materials management processes and best practices
  • Identify contributors to total cost of materials
  • Practice techniques to manage inventory investment
  • Define the standard set of basic materials management key performance indicators
  • Develop an inventory/investment management processes action plan


Who Should Attend Training
Anyone involved in materials – directly or indirectly – will find value in Materials Management, including:

Storeroom Managers/Supervisors
MRO Materials Managers
Storeroom Personnel
Maintenance Managers/Supervisors
Reliability Professionals


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Additional information

Additional Information

Each course includes a comprehensive active learning manual, morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, and the use of a fully equipped e-business center. Class hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm Tuesday through Thursday. Virtual course hours that run from 11am-5pm EST. All students completing a class at the Life Cycle Institute will receive a certificate of completion awarding 2.1 CEUs.

Your training needs are unique. Unique needs may require on-site training, tailored for your environment, at a time convenient for you. For more information please contact the Life Cycle Institute Team at

Course Locations

Life Cycle Institute – Charleston
4360 Corporate Road
Charleston, SC 29405
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The Ohio State University College of Engineering
356A Bevis Hall,
1080 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210
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Clemson University
Center for Corporate Learning
One N. Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
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The University of Kansas
Edwards Campus
Regnier Hall, 12610 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213
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Washington State University – Everett
915 N. Broadway
Everett, WA 98201
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Student Feedback

"Facilitator was knowledgeable, engaging, fair and interesting. I've acquired a lot of knowledge that I will take back with me to improve inventory accuracy. I look forward to applying what was learned to our Memphis warehouse." – Eugene Fellows, Cargill "The Life Cycle Institute facility was excellent for training. The staff was a pleasure to work with and the facilitator was one of the best instructors I have studied under. He provided excellent examples, hands-on material and real life feedback. My experience was over the top." – Gordon Vickous, Facility Supervisor, Berry Plastics "I was a bit apprehensive about registering for the course but I'm so very glad that I did. The quality and amount of information covered definitely made my trip to Charleston worthwhile!" – John Nobel, Logistics/Facilities Management, University of Saskatchewan

Course Brochure

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