Full Title:SCM Stores and Warehousing
Module Code:BUSS B8Z03
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to explain to the student the stores and warehousing function and how competitive advantage can be gained through the use of an efficient integrated logistics system, which has been tailored to meet the needs of the Supply Chain.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Evaluate how the stores and warehousing function fits into the logistics function, the place of logistics within the corporate strategy and SCM.
  2. Design and operate a stores and warehousing function.
  3. Assess the importance of efficient materials handling and the functions of packaging.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Learning and Teaching methods
This subject will be taught through lectures. This may be supplemented with site visits, guest lectures and YouTube vidoes as appropriate. Examples and case studies of World Class Companies like M&S Plan A, Dell, DHL, Amazon will be used.
Warehousing in SCM.
The place of Stores and Warehousing within the Supply Chain and the organisation.
Identification of materials.
Clasification of materials, Bar-coding and RFID identification of materials. Traceability through the Supply Chain
Material control.
o Receipt, Inspect, Issue and Dispatch. o Records and systems. o Materials accounting. o Approaches to the provisioning of materials. o Stock control techniques. o Stock checking and stock taking. o Health and safety and the regulations for the storage of dangerous goods.
Design and Equipment.
o The design and operation of a storehouse or warehouse and stockyard. Sustainable design of Warehouses. o Storage Equipment. o Materials handling. o Health and Safety.
Procedures Manuals.
The content and importance of Procedures manuals and their place with in the corprate documentation structure.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and the 7Rs. The impact transport mode has on packaging selection. Packaging impact on the environment.
Warehouse operation
o The operation of a vendor hub and o Cross docking solutions. o Distribution. o e-commerce in the supply chain.
Environmental concerns - implications for SCM.
IT in stores ERP - Bar-coding, DRP.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Written Report One or two reports on an agreed topic of their own selection concerning Stores and Warehousing. This may entail a visit to a company. 1,2,3 50.00 0 0 Week 10 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Lennon, T., Stores and Warehousing, DkIT, Current year
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Bowersox, Closs & Cooper 2013, Supply Chain Logistics Management., 4th Ed. Ed., McGraw-Hill
  • Hsiao-Fan Wang, Surendra M. Gupta 2011, Green Supply Chain Management:Product Life Cycle Approach, 1st Ed. Ed., McGraw Hill [ISBN: 13 9780071622837]
  • Brandimarte & Zotteri 2007, Introduction to Distribution Logistics, Wiley
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • n/a: The world wide web is a very rich source of information on the whole area of SCM - parcularly youtube videos of ASRS and AGVs etc.
  • Website: www.nitl.ie
  • Website: www.ittoolbox.com
  • Link: Library Catalogue
  • Link: Library Catalogue

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBUST_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 4 Elective