Subject details

  • Topics
    • 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
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

Upon completion of this degree, you should be able to demonstrate achievement of the following Degree Level Outcomes (CLOs):

  1. Explain and evaluate key concepts and theories in the field of warehousing and distribution channels management
  2. Select and design appropriate principles and approaches in the formulation of warehouse management strategy and distribution channel management strategy
  3. Develop and compare different warehousing and distribution channels configurations and scenarios in the optimisation of supply chain network
  4. Examine appropriate concepts and techniques and design warehouse operations and network for both domestic and international contexts
  5. Examine appropriate concepts and design appropriate distribution channel networks for both domestic and international contexts
  6. Build and display appropriate leadership and organising abilities in leveraging resources, capabilities, and competencies of a group to critically analyse situations and develop solutions to problems
  7. Develop and apply effective interpersonal skills and communication techniques in working as a team to solve real-world problems in supply chain management.
  • Assignment 1 - Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 1 (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

Entry Requirements

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

Distribution is a process where goods are made accessible from origin to destination. The channels normally involve a network of strategically located warehouses (or distribution centres) that ensure timely delivery of raw materials/inventory to customers (e.g. retailers). Therefore, distribution plays a significant role in the success of any supply chain. This degree will build on basic principles of warehousing, inventory management, packaging, materials handling and transportation.

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