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MGT3204 Warehousing and Inventory Tools

Short Description: Warehousing & Inventory Tools
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Management and Enterprise
Student contribution band : Band 3
ASCED code : 089901 - Purchasing, Warehousing and Di
Grading basis : Graded

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at


The course will enable students to learn about the main methods of managing the physical components of inventory within and across warehouses. Various topics distinguish between the key differences of warehousing and inventory and case studies are used to analyse different kinds of warehousing and inventory needs across industries, e.g., the food industry. Students should be able to see the links with continuous improvement techniques and acquire key skills related to minimising the total inventory costs. They will be able to apply just-in-time control systems to maximise delivery options and meet end-user demands. We also focus on integrating key warehousing and inventory skills with supply chain design and optimisation in the chain. Both pull and push concepts and their impact on the choice of inventory management will be introduced and discussed. Students will explore topics such as traditional inventory management, re-order levels, and economic order quantity alternative approaches. Students will not only acquire key knowledge of warehousing and industry; they will also learn how to solve quite complex warehousing problems and to determine which software will best assist a manufacturer to keep control of multiple stock items across the business.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 Online