Physical distribution management 784

Module code OBS 784
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Module content

The integrated nature of inventory, transportation and warehousing management within the supply chain is analysed. Optimisation techniques and strategies enable students to systematically rationalise inventory levels and improve warehousing and transportation performance from a cost and customer service perspective. Key topics to be covered includes: Planning to fine tune inventory holding; distribution requirements planning; functionalities of inventory optimisation tools; vendor managed inventory process;optimising warehouse costs; warehouse risk management assessment; optimising transport mode selection; evaluating freight market and selecting appropriate carriers, transport supplier agreements; optimising transport scheduling; reverse logistics systems; designing a distribution network; key performance indicators to improve inventory levels and warehouse and transportation operations; selecting appropriate information technology systems.

Module credits 20.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites OBS 316 and OBS 326
Contact time 15 contact hours
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Business Management
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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