Storage & Distribution Systems

Study program: Mechanical engineering
Type and level of studies: Master studies
Course unit: pdfStorage & Distribution Systems
Course code: MS15110
Teacher in charge: pdfProf. Dr Milomir Gašić
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: None
Semester: Autumn
Course unit objective:
The aim of the course is to introduce students with the theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of storage, picking and distribution of goods.
Learning outcomes of the Course unit
Students gain knowledge to solve problems of storage and distribution of goods. Application of knowledge in the planning, design, management and maintenance of warehouses and distribution centers.
Course unit contents
Theoretical classes
The place and role of storage systems in the logistics system. Storage system and storage requirements. Organization of warehouse operation. Elements and processes in the warehouse. Areas of optimization in warehouses (location, inventory management, storage technology and picking). Locating warehouse. The methodology and models for determining the location. Storage technology. Technology and design of the warehouse. Modeling and simulation of warehouse systems operation. Managing and optimizing inventory. Determination of the desired state and inventory management strategies. Picking - preparation of goods for distribution, concepts and technologies, trajectory optimization and effectiveness. Picking technology. Fundamentals of distribution systems and distribution networks. The structure and costs of the distribution network.
Practical classes
Solving specific tasks and problems in the areas of warehouse optimization. Introduction to the basic problems of formulating and solving location problems, inventory management. Visit to distribution centres.
Gwynne Richards:Warehouse Management: A Complete Guide to Improving Efficiency and Minimizing Costs in the Modern Warehouse,Chartered institute for logistics and Transport,2011
Mulcahy, D.E., Sydow, J.:A supply chain logistics program for warehouse management, 9th edition,Boston, McGraw-Hill/Irwin,2009