ECTS credits: 6
Lectures: 2
Exercises: 1

Course objective:

Acquisition of knowledge on warehouse systems and warehouse process management. Introduction to basic concepts and properties of warehouse processes. Understanding of theoretical determinants, the importance and procedures for managing inventories.

Course contents:

Introduction to inventory and warehouse management. Division of warehouses by ownership, location, construction method, type of goods and warehousing technology. Warehouse operations: reception, storage, commissioning and shipping of goods. Information support for warehouse processes. Warehouse equipment. Methods for calculating warehouse locations. Types of inventories, standards and stock. Inventory management models. Inventory planning, ABC inventory analysis. Determination of inventory value.

Competences:

General: mastering of professional knowledge and skills for inventory planning, organization and maintenance. Specific: knowledge of warehouse systems, processes and methods for organizing warehouse systems.

Learning outcomes:

Having passed the exam, the student will be able to: 1. Calculate the amount of inventory needed. 2. Analyze inventory management processes. 3. Propose an inventory management model within a logistics system and based on specific criteria. 4. Organize services and processes within a warehouse. 5. Analyze the efficiency of individual warehouse operations. 6. Propose potential solutions for warehouse processes and warehouse equipment. 7. Valorize advantages and disadvantages of extant warehouse systems. 8. Apply technical knowledge to solve inventory management issues. The aforementioned learning outcomes contribute to the learning outcomes of the study programme: - Explain the properties and functions of a logistics system. - Analyse indicators for the optimization of logistics processes. - Assess the security of a logistics system.