Subject details

  1. Apply key concepts in warehousing and distribution channels management to generate appropriate approaches in the formulation of warehouse management strategy and distribution channel management strategy
  2. .Design warehouse operations and distribution channel networks for both domestic and international contexts.
  3. Develop and compare various warehousing and distribution channels configurations and scenarios in the optimisation of supply chain networks.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate leadership, and leverage group resources to critically analyse real-world challenges in the operations of warehouses and distribution channels and develop solutions to those challenges.
    • Overview of Warehouse and Distribution Channels
    • Distribution and the Supply Chain
    • Distribution Planning
    • Distribution Channels Management
    • Introduction to Warehouse Management
    • Warehouse Operations - Pallet and Case Storage and Picking
    • Warehouse Operations - Small Storage and Picking, Materials Handling Systems
    • Customer Order Processing
    • Inventory Management
    • Warehouse Administration
    • Information Technology in Warehouse Management and Distribution
    • E-Distribution; and Future Warehousing and Distribution Channels Management
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      • Printable format materials

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:

Special requirements

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In this subject you will explore the role of a warehousing in a supply chain. The subject covers how a warehouse provides data on inventory levels throughout the supply chain as well as its role in the preparation and distribution of goods. The subject will focus on how a well-run warehouse can help an organisation to maintain product schedules and avoid supply issues. The subject also covers how distribution channels facilitate the timely delivery of raw materials/inventory to customers.  

  • Assignment 1 (50%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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