Course Title: Warehouse and Distribution Channels

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Warehouse and Distribution Channels

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OMGT1074

City Campus

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

OMGT1074

City Campus

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009

OMGT2064

Shanghai Uni of Int Bus & Econ

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 3 11,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh3 17

OMGT2104

Open Learning Australia

Non Award

620H Business IT and Logistics

Distance / Correspondence

OUASP3UG17

OMGT2196

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Viet3 2016,
Viet2 2017

OMGT2224

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17

Course Coordinator: Dr. Elsie Hooi

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5546

Course Coordinator Email: elsie.hooi@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will explore the role of a warehousing in a supply chain. The course covers how a warehouse provides data on inventory levels throughout the supply chain as well as its role in the preparation and distribution of goods. The course will focus on how a well-run warehouse can help an organisation to maintain product schedules and avoid supply issues. The course also covers how distribution channels facilitate the timely delivery of raw materials/inventory to customers.  


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Apply key concepts in warehousing and distribution channels management to generate appropriate approaches in the formulation of warehouse management strategy and distribution channel management strategy.
  2. Design warehouse operations and distribution channel networks for both domestic and international contexts.
  3. Develop and compare various warehousing and distribution channels configurations and scenarios in the optimization of supply chain networks.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate leadership, and leverage group resources to critically analyse real-world challenges in the operations of warehouses and distribution channels and develop solutions to those challenges.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share
information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

The prescribed texts for this course are:
Richards G. (2012), Warehouse Management - A complete guide to improving efficiency and minimizing costs in the modern warehouse, Kogan Page
Dent J. (2011), Distribution Channels - Understanding & managing channels to market, Kogan Page
 


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:


Assessment Task 1: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4
Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 2

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.