BBA - Warehouse Management Syllabus


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BBA - Warehouse Management SYLLABUS

Course Code: BBR505

Course Title: Warehouse Management (4 Credits)


Course Contents




Supply Chain and Warehousing: Introduction, Objectives, Supply Chain Impact on Stores and Warehousing, Retail Logistics, Retail transportation, Issues in retail logistics, Managing retail shrinkage


Concept of Warehouse: Introduction, Objectives, Meaning of a Warehouse, Need for warehousing management, Evolution of warehousing, Role of a warehouse manager, Functions of Warehouses, Types of Warehouses, Warehousing Cost, Warehousing Strategies, Significance of Warehousing in Logistics, Warehousing Management Systems (WMS)


Merchandise Management System: Introduction, Objectives, Meaning of Merchandise Management System, Organisation Structure in Merchandise Management, Warehousing Function Model, Stock Valuation


Role of Warehousing in Retail: Introduction, Objectives, Retailing and Warehousing, Challenges in retail warehousing, Warehousing in fashion retail, Setting up a warehouse, Retail product tracking in warehouse using RFID, Types of warehouses, Benefits of warehousing, Role of government in warehousing, Characteristics of an ideal warehouse, Storing products in a warehouse, Warehousing — the way forward, Warehousing and Supply Chain


Strategic Aspects of Warehousing: Introduction, Objectives, Different Types of Customers in Warehousing, Importance of Warehouse in a Value Chain, Warehouse Location, Modern Warehouse Operations, World-class Warehousing


Strategic Retail Product and its Procurement: Introduction, Objectives, Retail Product, Product Assortment Management, Assortment management framework, Assortment objectives, Assortment selection, Assortment Plan, Product Selection, Retail Suppliers


Strategic Retail Distribution and Replenishment: Introduction, Objectives, Retail Distribution, Retail Replenishment, Direct Store Delivery, Managing Retail Home Delivery, Measures for Retail Distribution and Replenishment, Role of IT in Retail Distribution and Replenishment


Retail Buying: Introduction, Objectives, Concept of Retail Buying, Buying as a task, Retail buying objectives, Retail buying decisions, Retail buying organisations, Category Management


Inventory Stock Analysis: Introduction, Objectives, Concept of Inventory, Need for holding stock, Planning and controlling stock levels, Effects of excess inventory on business, Product Classification, Demand analysis, ABC analysis, Product Coding, Product Handling Groups


Inventory and Statistics: Introduction, Objectives, Inventory Cost and Service, Lead Time, Demand Forecasting, Management of Stock Levels, Replenishment Methods


Inventory Control: Introduction, Objectives, Concept of Inventory Control, Impact of Stock Inaccuracy, Frequent Stock Checking, Security and Preventing Loss


Warehouse and its Operations: Introduction, Objectives, Warehouse Structure, Warehouse Operations, Receiving inventory, Picking inventory, Locating inventory, Organising inventory, Despatching inventory, Equipment Used for a Warehouse


Warehouse information: Introduction, Objectives, Importance of Warehouse Information, Decision Making Using Warehouse Information, ICT Applications in a Warehouse


Technology Aids in Retail warehouse Management: Introduction, Objectives, Bar Code Scanners, Wireless LAN, Mobile Computers, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)


Health and Safety Perspective: Introduction, Objectives, Health and Safety at Work, Health and Safety Risks at the Warehouse, Assessment of Risks, Management of Health and Safety


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