Warehouse and Distribution Channels

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Warehouse and Distribution Channels

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Business Management, Supply Chain Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    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

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

    • 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.
    • Design warehouse operations and distribution channel networks for both domestic and international contexts.
    • Develop and compare various warehousing and distribution channels configurations and scenarios in the optimization of supply chain networks.
    • 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 StudiesBlackboard. 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 

    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.


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