Management and Information Technology


MGTE 42152

Warehouse and Distribution Management

Status : Core Pre-requisite : MGTE 31052 Co-requisite : None

On completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of stores management.
  • Describe the constituent activities of warehouse processes and demonstrate ability to analyse and improve their performance.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the activities and techniques for managing physical distribution.
  • The development and application of computer based techniques of distribution planning and control.

Store Functions and Responsibilities, Organisation, Store Procedures and Planning, Store System costs and rates Materials - Handling considerations and systems.
Warehouse Process Management: Receiving, Putaway, Storage, Order picking, Shipping, Distribution Management, Network Design.
Introduction to Physical Distribution: Interfaces & environment; functional areas; systems design & measurement; decision making; organization and administrative costing; components of physical distribution systems; effect on marketing, Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)systems, analysis and benefits of DRP.
Lectures, interactive classroom sessions and case analysis.
End-of- Semester examination and case study presentations.

  1. Edward, H F (2004),World-Class Warehousing and material handling, TATA McGraw-Hill, New Delhi.
  2. Rahul, V A (2005),Supply Chain Management: Concepts and Cases, PHI Learning, New Delhi.
  3. John,J C and Robert,AN (2009),A Logistics Approach to Supply Chain Management, Cengage Learning.
  4. Joel, D W, Keong, L and KeahChoon, T(2012),Principle of Supply Chain Management – A Balanced Approach,Cengage Learning.
  5. Ronald, H B and Samir, KS (2007),Business Logistics/ Supply Chain Management, Pearson Education.
  6. David, J B, Stephen, L, Joe B H (2002),Logistics, PHI Learning, New Delhi.
  7. Paul R M, Donald F W (2008),Contemporary Logistics, PH of India.
  8. Tompkins, JA, White,YA, Bozer,EH and Fraze (1996),Facilities Planning,Wiley.