Warehouse Management and Optimization
- Start moment(s)
- 20 weeks
- Contact hours
- 15-20 hours per week
- Programme in brief
- Content of the programme
- Admission requirements
- Fontys way of studying
Programme in brief
This programme is a full semester course from the general Bachelor curriculum. Starting with a 4-week general to logistics which focuses on the role of logistics in its whole. The logistics playing field is explained together with a number of basic concepts including goods flow, information flow and money flow (known as business economics). Finally, attention is paid to management & organisation aspects within the logistics playing field.
After the introduction it will be focussed on all topics of Warehousing and Materials Handling. Working on a central project in groups students gain strategic, tactical and operational knowledge in the field of Warehousing and Materials Handling.
What to expect from us
After having finished this semester you are expert on analysing and improving warehouse processes. Therefore intensive coaching on the project is done. Not only does the development of knowledge play a huge role but also the development of your personal soft skills.
During your semester you will experience:
- Practical oriented lessons
- Intensive coaching on personal competences within the project environment
- Field trips to local companies as f.eg. Seacon, KLG, DHL, Michael Kors* etc.
- Guest lectures from f.eg. UPS, ABInbev, Ewals Cargo Care, Heineken*
*please note that there might be changes every year.
What do we expect from you?
Being a student in the field of Logistics we expect you to be a team worker and open for feedback. We want you to be committed to your group and we highly recommend to attend the lessons scheduled. For us appreciation and equality have a high priority and so it should be for you.
Content of the programme
This exchange programme is worth 30EC which equals 840hours study load. The semester includes one central semester project and four building blocks referred to as CAS:
|CAS 1.1||Introduction- Logistics & Company||5|
|CAS 1.2||Warehousing, general and strategic||5|
|CAS 1.3||Warehousing, tactical and operational||5|
Every CAS is assessed by an examination. Please see this link for the detailed programme description.
Various didactical approaches and methods of testing will be used, depending on the course. In general:
- Lectures are provided in an international class room environment;
- Students interact with their lecturers and colleague students, discuss their solutions and develop their knowledge, skills and attitude;
- Guest lectures from German and Dutch companies will share their knowledge with the students. Discussions and practical case studies will be debated;
- The taught theory will be linked to practical examples and recent developments from economy and science;
- A mix of individual, written exams and group reports form the basis of examinations.
For this exchange programme we have the following admission requirements:
- English level: equivalent to IELTS 6.0;
- The student’s major should be business/logistics related and the foundation year should be successfully rounded off.
- Students must have affinity with mathematics and statistics.
Fontys way of studying
At Fontys you will study in various ways. There are tutorials and lectures in classrooms with about 25 other students. In these sessions you will work in small groups or independently and depending on course choices, within a project team on your assignments. The campus offers a wide array of facilities to study alone or with a group. Here at Fontys, we believe that collaborative learning stimulates a hands on, independent way of working. At Fontys we believe in interaction. We like it when you ask questions during lectures and also outside lectures we are there for you.
How will your course programme be recognised by your home university?
Fontys will provide you with a so-called ‘Transcript of Records’, which will clarify the results that you have achieved. Depending on your results, you will receive a maximum of 30 ECTS credits. ECTS credits are recognised throughout Europe. The agreement between your home university and Fontys University of Applied Sciences will usually include a condition whereby the credits that you obtain will be recognised and transferred into the records kept by your home university.
Fontys does not provide scholarships for its exchange students
If you encounter problems regarding a certain subject, you can either speak to your lecturer or contact your exchange coordinator.