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ES9X3 - Storage and Warehousing Techniques

  • Module code: ES9X3
  • Module name: Storage and Warehousing Techniques
  • Department: Warwick Manufacturing Group
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

A well-managed warehouse is now recognised as a potential major source of competitive advantage as opposed to just another source of cost within the supply chain. To achieve this competitive advantage, it is important to choose the right type of operation, processes and equipment, and then understand and continuously improve performance through appropriate measures and controls. Staff motivation and safety is also seen as important aspects within today’s warehouse. This module will provide an overview of all of these areas incorporating case studies, examples, guest speakers and exercises.

Principal learning outcomes

On completion successful participants will be able to: Identify the role and functions of the warehouse in today’s supply chain; Understand warehouse operations, procedures and processes; Describe how technology can be used to best advantage in the warehouse; Analyse potential sources of cost in the warehouse and their relationship to performance; Develop storage and warehousing solutions incorporating the use of third party providers; Discuss the environmental impact of warehousing and other key issues for the future.

Timetabled teaching activities

40 hours

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: ES9X3-10)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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