Warehousing and Distribution Channels
Examine the roles distribution and warehousing play in a supply chain.
Register the facets that go into warehouse management, from small material handling to administration. Highlight technology's role in maintaining distribution channels.
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- 01 Jun 2020
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Upon completion of this degree, you should be able to demonstrate achievement of the following Degree Level Outcomes (CLOs):
- Explain and evaluate key concepts and theories in the field of warehousing and distribution channels management
- Select and design appropriate principles and approaches in the formulation of warehouse management strategy and distribution channel management strategy
- Develop and compare different warehousing and distribution channels configurations and scenarios in the optimisation of supply chain network
- Examine appropriate concepts and techniques and design warehouse operations and network for both domestic and international contexts
- Examine appropriate concepts and design appropriate distribution channel networks for both domestic and international contexts
- 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
- Develop and apply effective interpersonal skills and communication techniques in working as a team to solve real-world problems in supply chain management.
- 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
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
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.
- Invigilated Exam (50%)
- Assignment 1 (50%)
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