Warehouse Management

Main Block of Hallmark Businsess School

OBJECTIVES:

UNIT I - INTRODUCTION WAREHOUSING

Introduction Warehousing – Basic Warehousing Decisions – Warehouse Operations – Types of Warehouses – Functions – Centralized & Decentralized – S rage Systems – Warehousing Cost Analysis – Warehouse Layout – Characteristics if Ideal Warehouse

UNIT II - INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

Inventory: Basic Concepts – Role in Supply Chain – Role in Competitive Strategy – Independent Demand Systems – Dependent Demand Systems – Functions – Types _ Cost – Need for Inventory – Just in Time

UNIT III - INVENTORY CONTROL

Inventory Control – ABC Inventory Control – Multi-Echelon Inventory Systems – Distribution Requirement Planning – Bull Whip Effect – Using WMS for Managing Warehousing Operations

UNIT IV - MATERIALS HANDLING

Principles and Performance Measures Of Material Handling Systems – Fundamentals of Material Handling – Various Types of Material Handling Equipments – Types of Conveyors – Refrigerated Warehouses- Cold Chain- Agri SCM

UNIT V - MODERN WAREHOUSING METHODS

Modern Warehousing – Au mated S rage & Retrieval Systems & their Operations – Bar Coding Technology & Applications in Logistics Industry – RFID Technology & Applications – Advantages of RFID

Outcomes:

At the end of the course, the students will be able to get complete insight in to warehouse concepts, various inventory control techniques and application of inventory management in supply chain.

Text Books

  1. Frazelle, World Class Warehousing & Material Handling, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2008.
  2. Satish K. Kapoor and PurvaKansal, Basics of Distribution Management – A Logistical Approach, Prentice Hall, 2003.
  3. Satish K. Kapoor and PurvaKansal Marketing, Logistics – A Supply Chain Approach, Pearson Education, 2003.

Course Reference

  1. Vinod.V.Sople, Logistics Management, Pearson Education, 2004.
  2. Arnold, Introduction Materials Management, Pearson Education, 2009.
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