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Warehouse Management 1 OPMT 1175

Operations Management 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

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of OPMT 1175 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 89548


Tue Jan 10 - Tue Mar 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 89548
  • $526.32
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 28 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online

Mark Bukata

Course outline




Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This is not a self paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more if it is a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your account prior to your course start date.

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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