Student guide Faculty of Engineering A.Y. 2011/12

Business Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Aim of the course
Logistics is already one of the world’s leading economic industries and today logistics has a wider meaning than the mere provision of handling and transport of goods and information. Nowadays logistics has evolved from an operational function to a key business process, the so-called Supply Chain Management (SCM). This course is intended to provide students with an overview of the logistics and supply chain topical issues, with a series of advanced managerial tools aimed at optimising the flow of goods and information through the supply chain, along with the implementation of managerial solutions by means of real-life practical business games. In this way, the course offers the possibility to combine an understanding of managerial issues with theoretical and practical knowledge of appropriate methodologies for planning and managing complex projects.
Introduction What Business Logistics and Supply Chain Management are Supply Chain Management processes Global Supply Chain Management Green Logistics Components of Logistics Systems Sales and Operations Planning Sales Forecasting and Demand Planning Inventory Management and Control Collaborative Planning and Forecasting Replenishment Physical Distribution, Materials Handling and Management Distribution Strategies and Transportation Modes Logistics Outsourcing Overview of Material Handling and Storage Systems Supply Chain Management, Design and Planning Logistics and distribution network design Facility location Capacity allocation and management Transportation planning Business Games Analysis of logistics costs: Sara Lee case study Logistics network design: Pirelli Tyre case study Collaborative Planning: the Beer Game
Reading list
Ballou, R.H. (2004), Business logistics/supply chain management : planning, organizing, and controlling the supply chain, Prentice Hall Chopra, S. and Meindl, P. (2007), Supply Chain Management: strategy, planning and operation, Pearson Prentice Hall Christopher, M. (2005), Logistics and supply chain management : creating value-adding networks, Financial Times Prentice Hall Simchi-Levi, D., Kaminsky, P., Simchi-Levi, E. (2004), Managing the supply chain : the definitive guide for the business professional, McGraw-Hill Additional material (slides and notes) will be available on the course website on My.Liuc.