BA5055

Warehouse Management

HBS > Sectoral Specializations > Warehouse Management
Course ID
BA5055
Level
Post Graduation
Semester
Semester III

OBJECTIVES:
• To help the students in explaining the significance of Warehousing.
• To provide timely customer service,
• Tokeep track of items so they can be found readily & correctly
• Tominimize the total physical effort
• To minimize the cost of moving goods in & out of stage.

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

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

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

REFERENCES:

  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