Warehousing and Distribution Channels

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
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About this unit

This online Warehousing and Distribution Channels unit from Open Universities Australia and RMIT University introduces students to the key concepts and theories in the field of warehousing and distribution, with a focus on solving real-world problems in supply chain management.

The unit builds on basic principles to teach students how to formulate warehouse management strategy and distribution channel management, how to develop and compare competing configurations and scenarios to optimise the supply chain network, and how to design appropriate distribution channel networks in both domestic and international contexts.

Distribution plays a significant role in the supply chain for goods between origin and destination, and unit is essential learning for those interested in logistics and supply chain management.

Eligibility

It is recommended that you have completed the following unit, or have equivalent knowledge, before starting this unit:

  • Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Areas of study

In this logistics unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Overview of warehouse and distribution channels
  • Distribution and the supply chain
  • Distribution planning
  • Distribution channels management
  • Introduction to warehouse management
  • Warehouse operations – pallet and case storage and picking
  • Warehouse operations – small storage and picking, materials handling systems
  • Inventory management
  • Warehouse administration
  • Information technology in warehouse management and distribution
  • E-distribution; and future warehousing and distribution channels management

Course pathways

This unit is an elective requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management), RMIT University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

By completing this unit, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the role of warehousing and distribution channels in any supply chain. Students will be able to effectively select and design appropriate approaches to formulating warehouse and distribution management strategy, optimise supply chain networks, design distribution channels in both domestic and international contexts, and critically analyse situations to solve distribution problems.

This unit is essential learning for students interested in pursuing a career in logistics and supply chain management.

Successful completion of this unit will also contribute to achieving a business degree from RMIT University.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Warehousing and Distribution Channels from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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