ASA is pleased to announce that the ASA Education Foundation has awarded its first Essentials of Profitable Warehouse Operations© certificate of completion to William Myers of APR Supply Company, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
“This course was a real eye-opener for me,” stated Myers, who works in counter sales at one of APR’s branches. “It showed me how important things like safety, inventory control, protecting the property and avoiding mistakes really are. Now, when I work, everything makes sense.”
Students of the Essentials course quickly acquire command of the most important concepts in distribution economics and the importance of their role in the company’s profitability. In learning how to do their job effectively, the course emphasizes the team approach with a focus on the orderly flow of materials from receiving through stocking, picking, packaging and delivery. Critical concerns such as safety and security are also well-covered and the course ends with examples of continuous improvements and how the employee can grow as a distribution professional.
“We put all our new employees through the basic Essentials of Profitable Wholesale Distribution course to give them a solid grounding in the basics of the business,” stated Scott Weaver, President of APR Supply Company. “Now, with the addition of the Warehouse Essentials course, we can leverage their early operations experience with awareness of how our warehouse operates.”
“Training during these tough economic times is more important than ever,” said Amy Black, ASA Education Foundation executive director. “It’s heartening to see many companies such as APR Supply Company place a priority on their employees and the profitability of their company as the industry prepares for a turn in the market. The Essentials brand of courses will give ASA members the competitive edge they need for continued success.”
Essentials of Profitable Warehouse Operations©, authored by Robert Footlik, joins the other titles in the popular and highly successful Essentials series, including: Essentials of Profitable Wholesale Distribution©, Essentials of Profitable Inside Sales©, and Essentials of Profitable Showroom Sales©.
For more information and to order, visit www.asa.net or call 312-464-0090.