Warehouse Management Syllabus

Course Code: BBR505

Course Title: Warehouse Management (4 Credits)

 

 

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Course Contents

 

Unit 1: Supply Chain and Warehousing: Introduction, Objectives, Supply Chain Impact on Stores and Warehousing, Retail Logistics, Retail transportation, Issues in retail logistics, Managing retail shrinkage

 

Unit 2: 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)

 

Unit 3: Merchandise Management System: Introduction, Objectives, Meaning of Merchandise Management System, Organisation Structure in Merchandise Management, Warehousing Function Model, Stock Valuation

 

Unit 4: 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

 

Unit 5: 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

 

Unit 6: 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

 

Unit 7: 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

 

Unit 8: Retail Buying: Introduction, Objectives, Concept of Retail Buying, Buying as a task, Retail buying objectives, Retail buying decisions, Retail buying organisations, Category Management

 

Unit 9: 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

 

Unit 10: Inventory and Statistics: Introduction, Objectives, Inventory Cost and Service, Lead Time, Demand Forecasting, Management of Stock Levels, Replenishment Methods

 

Unit 11: Inventory Control: Introduction, Objectives, Concept of Inventory Control, Impact of Stock Inaccuracy, Frequent Stock Checking, Security and Preventing Loss

 

Unit 12: 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

 

Unit 13: Warehouse information: Introduction, Objectives, Importance of Warehouse Information, Decision Making Using Warehouse Information, ICT Applications in a Warehouse

 

Unit 14: Technology Aids in Retail warehouse Management: Introduction, Objectives, Bar Code Scanners, Wireless LAN, Mobile Computers, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

 

Unit 15: 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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