20 credits at level HE4
This module provides the student with an understanding of the context and role of warehouse management and operations across a wide industrial and service base. Students will develop the skills required to analyse and explain warehouse management and operations.
1. The principles of warehousing, the selection of location and how this interfaces with transport
2. Planning a warehouse and selection of appropriate equipment
3. Inventory management, stock control and reporting
4. The management of a warehouse and manpower planning
5. The handling, receipt, storage, picking and despatch of goods
6. Health & safety, associated legislation and training
A variety of academic and work based teaching and learning methods including: tutorial, workshops, presentations, videos, directed reading, independent study and distance learning alongside work based mentoring will be employed to develop the skills and knowledge of the student.
Study will be structured to provide a balance between the acquisition of knowledge and opportunities for the student to demonstrate understanding of the principles of warehouse management and operations.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Understand the reasons for having warehouses, the different types of operations available, the strategy for selecting the number and their optimum location and how to plan and select equipment to gain maximum efficiency.||
Develop an appropriate location decision, warehouse plan and specification of operating processes.
|2.||Be able to compare and evaluate the types of warehouse management systems available for different types of businesses and how they interface with warehouse operations.||Develop an appropriate outline specification for a warehouse management system.|
|3.||Understand the principles of warehouse management and manpower planning
||Discuss the management structure, hierarchy and operating procedures (including performance measurement) of a warehouse, how they interrelate and potential pitfalls.|
|4.||Be able to demonstrate the efficient receipt, handling, storage and despatch of goods||Develop appropriate process charts for the movement of goods through a warehouse.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Individual work-based assignment and presentation.||Individual report based on case study.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Ayres, J (2006). Handbook of Supply Chain Management - 2nd Edition. Boca Raton: Auebrach Publications
Christopher, M (2005). Logistics and Supply Chain Management – 3rd edition. Harlow: Prentice-Hall
Coyle, J, Bardi, E, Langley, C (1996). The Management of Business Logistics – 6th edition. St Paul: West Publishing Company
Rushton, A, Oxley, J, Croucher, P (2000). The Handbook of Logistics Management – 2nd edition. Glasgow: Bell and Bain Limited
Waters, D (2003). Logistics – An Introduction to Supply Chain Management. Gosport: Palgrave McMillan
In addition students are expected to supplement their research using journals and electronic on-line resources.
|Host Subject Group:||Business Logistics and Information Systems|
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