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Course Name Procurement, Storage and Warehouse Management
Course Code 23DLS515
Semester 2
Credits 4


Unit I

Objectives of Procurement System, Principles of Procurement, History of procurement function: from administrative to strategic, value added role, Procurement Cycle, Procurement Planning, Purchasing Mix: Six Rights, Selecting the right supplier, Source of information and process, Supplier appraisal/vendor capability, Bidding process.
Introduction to Warehousing Concepts -Role of warehouse-types of warehouse- warehouse location- Need for warehousing- Supply chain trends affecting warehouse –Warehouse functions- Role of warehouse manager-Warehouse process: e-commerce warehouse- Receiving and put
away- Warehouse process – pick up preparation-Receiving – Pre-receipt – In- handling – Preparation – offloading – Checking – Cross-docking – Quality control – Put-away – Pick preparation – Pick area layout – Picking strategies and equipment -order picking methods – Warehouse processes-Replenishment to dispatch- Value adding services – Indirect activities –
Stock management – Stock or Inventory counting – Perpetual inventory counts – Security – Returns processing – Dispatch.

Unit II

Storage Management system – Storage Inventory Management – Functions of storage & Inventory – Classification of Inventory- Methods of Controlling Stock Levels- Always Better Control (ABC) Inventory system- Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) – choosing a WMS-the process implementation-cloud computing- Warehouse layout-Data collection-space calculation-aisle width- finding additional space.
Storage and Warehousing Information system -Storage Equipment: storage option – shuttle technology – very high bay warehouse – warehouse handling equipment – vertical and horizontal movement – Automated Storage/ Retrieval System (AS/RS)-specialised equipment- Technical advancements- Resourcing a warehouse- warehouse costs-Types of cost – Return on Investment (ROI) – Charging for shared-user warehouse service – Logistics charging methods Warehousing

Unit III

Information System (WIS)- Performance management- outsourcing decisions. Material Handling and Warehouse safety Material handling- Product movement- concept- costs-product load activity—dispatch activity- unload activity-control device-impact of the computer technology- automatic identification-issues and trends in product transport–Packaging
– Pallet – Stretch wraps – Cartons – Labeling- Health and safety- Risk assessment – Layout and design – Fire safety- Slips and trips – Manual handling – Working at height – Vehicles – Forklift trucks – Warehouse equipment legislation. Warehouse safety check list- Warehouse Environment- Energy production – – Product waste – waste disposal – Hazardous waste- Sustainable warehouse Management.

Text / Reference Books

1. GWYNNE RICHARDS (2014) Warehouse Management: A Complete Guide to
Improve Efficiency and Minimizing Cost in the Modern Warehouse. The Chartered
Institute of Logistics and Transport, Kegan page limited.
2. DAVID E. MULCHY & JOACHIM SIDON (2008) A Supply Chain Logistics
Program for Warehouse Management. Auerbachian Publications

3. Bowersox, D.J., Closs, D.J., Cooper, M.B., & Bowersox, J.C. (2013). Supply Chain
Logistics Management. (4 th ed.), McGraw Hill/Irwin.
4. Arnold, J.R., Chapman, S.N. (2012). The Introduction to Materials Management. (7th ed.), Prentice-Hall.
5. Coyle, J.J., Jr. Langley, C.J., Novack, R.A, & Gibson, B.J. (2013).
Managing Supply Chains: A Logistics Approach. (9 th ed.), McGrawHill.
6. Edward, F. World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling. (International ed.), McGraw-Hill.
7. Muller, M. (2011). Essentials of Inventory Management. (2 nd ed.), American
Management Association.

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