BA5057

Reverse and Contract Logistics

HBS > Sectoral Specializations > Reverse and Contract Logistics
Course ID
BA5057
Level
Post Graduation
Semester
Semester III

OBJECTIVES:
• 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

OUTCOMES:
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

TEXT BOOKS:

  1. Janat Shah, Supply Chain Management: Text and Cases, Pearson Education India, 2009
  2. John Manners-Bell, Logistics and Supply Chains in Emerging Markets, Kogan Page, 2014.

REFERENCES:

  1. Coyle et.al, Management Of Transportation, 7th Edition, Cengage Learning, 2011
  2. D. F. Blumberg, Reverse Logistics & Closed Loop Supply Chain Processes, Taylor and Francis, 2005
  3. Hsin-I Hsiao, Wageningen, Logistics Outsourcing in the Food Processing Industry, Academic Pub, 2009.
  4. Surendra M. Gupta, Sustainability in Supply Chain Management Casebook: Applications in SCM, McGraw Hill, 2013