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Supply Chain Management



Course Duration:  40 Hours


Prior Supply Chain Management Education or Experience is preferred.


Course overview:

This course examines the role of logistics in the supply chain within a focal firm as well as between organizations linked within a given supply network. Topics cover issues such as introduction to the basic terms of logistics, distribution and transportation alternatives, the connection between logistics and marketing, the estimation of value and costs in logistics, sourcing and supply management, supply chain planning and control strategies and logistics future challenges and opportunities. This course also surveys operations research models and techniques developed for a variety of problems arising in logistical planning of production systems.

Course Content:
  • Introduction and overview of the course contents   

  • Logistics and the Supply Chain   

  • Material flow and information flow   

  • Competitive advantage through logistics   

  • Logistics strategy   

  • The marketing perspective   

  • Market segmentation and demand profiling 

  • Quality of customer service 

  • Setting priorities for logistics strategy 

  • Where does the value in the context of logistics come from 

  • How can logistics costs be represented?   

  • Activity Based Costing (ABC)   

  • Supply chain operations reference model (SCOR)   

  • Drivers and logistics implications of internationalization on the tendency towards internationalization 

  • The challenges of international logistics and installation location Organizing for international logistics   

  • Reverse logistics