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    MODULE CODE: 55-704261
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MODULE CODE: 55-704261

  1. Discuss the main considerations of warehouse and transportation network
    design if cost effective distribution of goods is to be achieved along a supply chain.
    As part of your answer, outline three different means of assessing the efficiency of a
    network critically discussing the theory and their application.
    Word count: Suggested more than 800, maximum 1200 words. (20 Marks)
  2. Define the concepts of time, space, and place utility. Then critically discuss
    the process of mode selection, considering strategic as well as tactical factors that
    may determine or influence selection of the 5 alternative modes of transportation. As
    part of your answer, you should contrast the impacts of time and space utility on
    customer expectation and operational efficiency for any given mode.
    Word count: Suggested more than 800, maximum 1200 words. (20 Marks)
  3. Explain the need for maintaining stock integrity in a warehouse and critically
    evaluate the theory of stocktaking as a means of maintaining stock accuracy. As
    part of your answer critically contrast the alternative strategies that can be deployed
    to manually check and correct accounts and suggest suitable technologies that can
    assist with the process of stocktaking explaining what advantages and
    disadvantages such technologies present.
    Word count: Suggested more than 800, maximum 1200 words. (20 Marks)
  4. Materials Handling Equipment (MHE) is required to make the movement of
    goods in a warehouse more efficient. Critically discuss the theory of unitisation in its
    various forms and outline the impact of unitisation on MHE use and selection. As
    part of your answer critically contrast developments in automated and semiautomated materials handling systems.
    Word count: Suggested more than 800, maximum 1200 words. (20 Marks)
  5. Critically evaluate the theory around efficient picking operations and the core
    factors that determine picking speed in a warehouse. Critically discuss strategies
    that drive efficiency and as part of your answer, critically contrast three alternative
    warehouse picking systems (pick to light, voice and vision picking) and comment on
    the benefits and challenges of automating this process.
    Word count: Suggested more than 800, maximum 1200 words. (20 Marks)
  6. Critically discuss the theory of logistics packaging design and outline the key
    factors to be considered when selecting suitable ‘packaging’ and ‘packing’ for
    transportation of a given product. As part of your answer discuss the difference
    between open and closed loop systems and using case studies or examples, outline
    alternative ways to re-use rather than reduce or recycle packaging.
    Word count: Suggested more than 800, maximum 1200 words. (20 Marks)
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