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