Principles of Material Handling and Warehousing

    This course examines the basics of Logistics and Warehousing Activities in an organization. Techniques of Material control, effective Warehousing, and use of appropriate Material Handling Equipment are covered. The impact of Logistics Information Systems, Distribution and Order Processing Control, and Warehouse Management Systems are explored. Basics of Industrial Health and Safety in the workplace along with the Principles of Transportation are also introduced to enhance the subject.

    Topics include:

    • Warehousing overview

    • Principles of warehousing design

    • Material handling equipment

    • Automated materials handling equipment

    • Packaging and unitization

    • Control procedures - receiving, stocking and inventory

    • Distribution & order processing

    • Warehousing management & evaluation

    • Industrial health & safety

    • Transportation

    • Logistics information systems