Supply and Transport Management notes KNEC Diploma

Topic 1: Supply Department

  • Meaning of supply
  • Objectives of supply department
  • Organization of supply department
  • Functional relationship between supply department and other departments

Topic 2: Purchasing Function

  • Definition of purchasing
  • Functions of the purchasing department
  • Origin of the need to purchase
  • Purchasing process
  • Sources of supply
  • Factors considered in supplier evaluation

Topic 3: Stock Control

  • Meaning of stock control
  • Reasons for holding stock
  • Stock control methods
  • Factors considered in stock control

Topic 4: Warehousing

  • Meaning of warehousing
  • Importance of the warehouse in an organisation
  • Types of warehouses
  • Setting up of storehouses and stockyards

Topic 5: Receiving, Inspection and Issuing Goods

  • Meaning of receiving, inspection and issuing of goods
  • Order picking
  • Documents used in receipt, inspection and issuing of goods to customers
  • Methods used in the process of inspection of goods
  • Process of receiving, inspecting and issuing goods

Topic 6: Storage and Preservation of Materials

  • Meaning of the terms storage, stock location and preservation in warehousing operation
  • Factors in selecting storage methods to use
  • Storage methods for materials
  • Factors considered in selecting stock location
  • Stock location methods
  • Importance of preserving materials
  • Methods used to preserve materials
  • Factors to be considered in the process of preserving materials

Topic 7: Security and Safety in the Warehouse

  • Security measures
  • Safety measures

Topic 8: Store Layout

  • Meaning of the terms classification and coding
  • Basis of classification and coding of materials
  • Factors that should be considered in classification and coding of materials
  • Features of an efficient coding system
  • Methods of coding materials

Topic 9: Materials Identification

  • Meaning of the terms classification and coding
  • Basis of classification and coding of materials
  • Factors that should be considered in classification and coding of materials
  • Features of an efficient coding system
  • Methods of coding materials

Topic 10: Introduction to Transport

  • Meaning of transport
  • Importance of transport
  • Functions of transport
  • Essentials of an efficient transport system

Topic 11: Physical Distribution

  • Meaning of physical distribution
  • Components of physical distribution
  • Factors to consider when choosing transportation modes

Topic 12: Organisation of Transport

  • Organization of transport activities
  • Distinction between carriers and non-carriers
  • Internal organisation of the transport department

Topic 13: Control of Transport Industry

  • purpose for the control of the transport industry
  • International agreement on control of the transport industry
  • International agreements on control of the transport industry
  • Professional bodies involved in control of transport industry
  • Government legislation in relation to the control of the transport industry

Topic 14: Emerging Trends and Issues in Supplies and Transport Management

  • Emerging trends and issues
  • Challenges posed emerging trends and issues
  • Ways of coping with the emerging trends and issues in supplies and transport management
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