|Taal waarin de cursus wordt gedoceerd:||Engels|
|Info semesterexamen:||examen in het 2de semester|
1. Aanvangscompetenties (begintermen)
English, basic principles of economics, mathematics and statistics
2. Eindcompetenties (eindtermen)
Upon completion of the course, the successful student will be capable of applying core warehouse management and hinterland distribution management skills and understand how both contribute to improved supply chain operations. More specifically, by the end of the course, students will understand the following issues:
how to design, manage and control the movement and storage of materials within the warehouse. What is the role of packaging?
how do warehouse locations and hinterland distribution affect one another (depot allocation problem)?
how do companies choose location sites, and how can this process be modeled?
how do companies solve the modal choice problem (road-rail-inland navigation-short sea shipping)?
how are goods distributed in an urban environment through a system of urban distribution centers
how do non-traditional distribution problems such as waste collection, reverse logistics, and humanitarian logistics work?
Warehouse and Hinterland Distribution Management (‘WHDM’) focuses on two issues: warehouse management and hinterland distribution. Warehouse management deals with receipt, storage and movement of goods, normally finished goods, to intermediate storage locations or to final customer. Hence the focus is on the management storage of products and services rendered on the products. It is a key part of the supply chain and primarily aims to control the movement and storage of materials within a warehouse and to process the associated transactions, including shipping, receiving, and picking.
Hinterland distribution relates to the problem of location-allocation and modal choice. Location-allocation is the process of finding the best suitable locations for one or more facilities that will service a given set of points and then assigning those points to the facilities, taking into account factors such as the number of facilities available, their cost, and the maximum impedance from a facility to appoint. The locational decision-making process is place in its theoretical setting (Weber, Christaller and Hotelling) and shifts in paradigmata are explained (neo-classical, behavioral, structural and functional location theories). Mode choice analysis allows the
modeler to determine what mode of transport will be used, and what modal share results. Note that both warehouse and hinterland distribution management processes strongly interact.
The course therefore wants to provide a theoretical and practical insight into the management and design of a warehouse and hinterland distribution networks. The course integrates concepts from previous courses, but at the same time creates a need for additional insights and tools. Well-chosen guest lecturers, business cases and company visits will help students to better understand the potential of warehousing and modern distribution strategies for successful supply chain management.
Following topics are to be discussed:
- Introduction 'The battle of/for the hinterland' (F. Witlox)
- Location Theory: The classical approach, The geography of enterprise (F. Witlox)
- Location Application : Depot location problems (W. Dullaert)
- City logistics (F. Witlox)
- The city as terminal: the urban context of logistics and freight transport (M. Hesse)
- Packaging logistics, a new perpective that makes the supply chain more efficient (M. Johnsson)
- Globalisation and warehousing (+ company visit) (M. De Witte)
- Warehouse, (re)design I-IV (M. Lasgaa)
- Modelling hinterland distribution management decisions I (Logistics regression), II (discrete choice modelling) (F. Witlox)
- Hinterland distribution and short sea shipping (W. De Decker)
- Robust road networks (Chr. Tampère)
- Integrated routing planning (P. Schittekat)
Eigen werk: Opdrachten:Individueel
Examen: Open boek
Permanente evaluatie: Oefeningen
6. Noodzakelijk studiemateriaal
- journal articles
- book chapters
7. Facultatief studiemateriaal