BA5025

Logistics Management

HBS > Professional Electives > Logistics Management
Course ID
BA5025
Level
Post Graduation
Semester
Semester III

OBJECTIVES:
• To learn the need and importance of logistics in product flow.

UNIT I INTRODUCTION
Definition and Scope of Logistics – Functions & Objectives – Customer Value Chain – Service Phases and attributes – Value added logistics services – Role of logistics in Competitive strategy –Customer Service.

UNIT II CONSUMER AND PRODUCER BEHAVIOUR
Distribution channel structure – channel members, channel strategy, role of logistics and support in distribution channels. Logistics requirements of channel members. Logistics outsourcing – catalysts, benefits, value proposition. Third and fourth party logistics. Selection of service provider.

UNIT III TRANSPORTATION AND PACKAGING
Transportation System – Evolution, Infrastructure and Networks. Freight Management – Vehicle Routing – Containerization. Modal Characteristics, Inter-modal Operators and Transport Economies. Packaging- Design considerations, Material and Cost. Packaging as Unitisation. Consumer and Industrial Packaging.

UNIT IV PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT AND COSTS
Performance Measurement – Need, System, Levels and Dimensions. Internal and External Performance Measurement. Logistics Audit. Total Logistics Cost – Concept, Accounting Methods. Cost – Identification, Time Frame and Formatting.

UNIT V CURRENT TRENDS
Logistics Information Systems – Need, Characteristics and Design. E-Logistics – Structure and Operation. Logistics Resource Management eLRM. Automatic Identification Technologies. Reverse Logistics – Scope, design and as a competitive tool. Global Logistics – Operational and Strategic Issues, ocean and air transportation. Strategic logistics planning. Green Logistics.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES:
• To enable an efficient method of moving products with optimization of time and cost.

REFERENCES :

  1. Bowersox Donald J, Logistics Management – The Integrated Supply Chain Process, Tata McGraw Hill,3rd edition 2016.
  2. Sople Vinod V, Logistics Management – The Supply Chain Imperative, Pearson Education, 3rd Edition, 2012.
  3. Coyle et al., The Management of Business Logistics, Cengage Learning, 7th Edition, 2004.
  4. Ailawadi C Sathish & Rakesh Singh, Logistics Management, PHI, 2011.
  5. Bloomberg David J et al., Logistics, Prentice Hall India, 2005.
  6. Ronald H. Ballou, Business Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Pearson Education, 5th Edition, 2007.