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Warehouse Management 1 OPMT 1175

Operations Management Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Students will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of managing a warehouse and distribution system. The course introduces the concepts, processes, and applications for the effective management and control of distribution channels, warehousing, and transportation systems. This includes topics such as channel network design, distribution inventory management and materials handling functions such as receiving, put-away, restocking, order picking, and cycle counting. At the end of the course, students will explore future and emerging trends impacting warehousing.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of OPMT 1175 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 47062


Tue Sep 06 - Tue Nov 22 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 47062
  • $526.32
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 22 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Online

Mark Bukata

Course outline




Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Important Information: 1. Internet delivery synchronous course format. This is a synchronous course that will be held entirely online. You will be required to log in to the course each week at a specific time. Please check the registration page for the specific dates and times. 2. Learning formats include: online asynchronous, online synchronous, hybrid/blended, and in-class. Please read the information at this link to understand the differences between learning online versus in a real physical classroom. 3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

In Progress and Full

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the role of the warehouse or distribution centre in the Supply Chain
  • Explain product flow and information flow throughout the supply chain
  • Describe the value the Warehouse/Distribution centre provides
  • Examine warehouse functions
  • Describe how customer expectations impact the requirement for different warehousing and channel designs
  • Strategically determine the optimal location of a distribution centre
  • Classify inventory
  • Explain inventory management
  • Determine when to order inventory
  • Calculate the amount of inventory required
  • Differentiate between an MRP, reorder point and a DRP logic
  • Use DRP logic to complete a DRP grid
  • Construct a Bill Of Distribution from an example, in order to complete DRP Grids.
  • Describe the automatic technology used in the warehouse
  • Describe the use of a WMS in planning warehouse activities
  • Describe appropriate techniques for storing and handling inventory within the warehouse
  • Describe appropriate techniques for picking and preparing inventory for shipping or production
  • Describe the role of KPIs in measuring success in a warehouse
  • Describe how KPIs are used in a warehouse
  • Compare and contrast the various modes of transportation
  • Explain transportation management and how it affects other business functions
  • Describe the value of blockchain to supply chains. ​

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2022

Related Programs

Warehouse Management 1 (OPMT 1175) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. International Trade and Transportation Logistics
    Certificate Part-time
  2. Operations Management (Industrial Engineering Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  3. Operations Management (Materials Management Option)
    Certificate Part-time


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