• To prepare students successfully implement a contract logistics and closed supply chain in Retail, FMCG and Automobile sectors.
• To explain the concept and principle of contract logistics and closed supply chain
UNIT I CONTRACT LOGISTICS
Third party logistics industry overview – A framework for strategic alliances – Evolution of contract logistics – Types of third party logistics providers – Automobile, FMCG and Retail-Third party services and integration
UNIT II CLOSED LOOP SUPPLY CHAINS AND LOGISTICS
Introduction closed loop supply chains and logistics – Logistics and closed loop supply chain service – Overview of return logistics and closed loop supply chain models – Introduction product returns – Product Vs Parts returns – Strategic issues in closed loop supply chains
UNIT III BUSINESS AND MARKET
Overview – Introduction life cycle management – Trends and opportunities – Auto Warranty management, return process and benchmarks – Market overview – Reasons for using reverse logistics – General characteristics
Consumer goods Depot repair and value added services – Operating dynamics – Competitive evaluation – Secondary markets and final disposal.
UNIT IV EMERGING TRENDS
Emerging trends in Retail, E-Commerce- FMCG and Automobile sectors- Systems and technology – For consumer goods operations, High tech logistics system – Impact and value of advanced logistics
UNIT V MANAGING PROCESSES
Managing processes – Step by step process – Use of third party service providers – Additional factors Contemporary issues – Make in India and its impact on Countries GDP and Economic Growth.
TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
The students will be able to understand the basics of contract logistics, third party logistics industry and third party logistics providers. And it helps to gain knowledge about Make in India concept and its impact on the GDP growth