Course Description

Course Name

Logistics & Supply Chain

Session: VPRF3121

Hours & Credits

3 US Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

MGMT 230 or its equivalent

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
 
This course gives the student an overview of the many dimensions of the complex and dynamic subject of logistics. The course focuses on a systems integration of physical distribution, manufacturing support, choice of transport modes, and presents a comprehensive description of materials management, inventory, information technology and location analysis.
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
 
To show the students how logistics is a key driver of globalization and facilitator of International trade and development.
This course covers practical and strategic aspects, in using cases related to different activities of the global business.
Managing international supply chain activities (from purchasing, production and marketing to distribution) means the effective integration of different components of the value chain.
 
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
 
After studying these chapters, the students should be able to:
 
- Understand the role and importance of logistics in private and public organizations.
- Discuss the impact of logistics on the economy and how effective logistics management contributes to the vitality of the economy.
- Understand the value-added roles of logistics on both the macro and micro level.
- Explain materials handling processes within warehouse and distribution centers.
 

*Course content subject to change