Managing Modern Distribution
Unit code: HES6132
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||Equivalent to 36 hours contact time or 150 hours total study time|
Aims and objectivesThe aim of this unit is to impart the students with an understanding of the skills required for supply chain management and modern distribution process management.
Generic skills outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Understand supply chain management principles and theories
- Understand distribution process management in various industries
- Apply supply chain management strategies for distribution activities
- Apply modern distribution process management techniques
- Concept and components of modern distribution management, role played in the supply chain.
- Use of decision support models to minimise costs of distrubution and for supply chain optimisation.
- Outsourcing distribution processes (3rd part logistics).
- Importance of distribution at strategic marketing level.
- Planning and managing modern distribution methods.
- Management Information Systems (MIS).
- Importance of distribution mangement to the provision of service and quality.
- Optimising distribution to provide appropriate service and maximise ROI.
- Role and impact of information technology and electronic commerce on current distribution practices.
- International distribution..
Online reading materials available in Blackboard site for this unit;
Ross, DF, Distribution: Planning and Control, Chapman & Hall, New York, 1996.