BA5056

Transportation and distribution management

HBS > Sectoral Specializations > Transportation and distribution management
Course ID
BA5056
Level
Post Graduation
Semester
Semester III

OBJECTIVES:
• To explore the fundamental concepts of transportation and distribution management
• To gain knowledge in network planning, routing and scheduling and application of IT in transportation and distribution management.

UNIT I DISTRIBUTION
Role of Distribution in Supply chain, Distribution channels – Functions, resources, Operations in Distribution, Designing Distribution network models – its features – advantages and disadvantages.

UNIT II PLANNING
Distribution network planning, Distribution network decisions, Distribution requirement planning (DRP)

UNIT III TRANSPORTATION
Role of Transportation in Logistics and Business, Principle and Participants-Scope and relationshipwith other business functions, Modes of Transportation – Mode and Carrier selection, Routing and scheduling.

UNIT IV TRANSPORTATION
International transportation, Carrier, Freight and Fleet management, Transportation management systems-Administration, Rate negotiation, Trends in Transportation.

UNIT V INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)
Usage of IT applications -E commerce – ITMS, Communication systems-Automatic vehicle location systems, Geographic information Systems.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES:
The students will be able to:
• Gain knowledge about the distribution requirements planning.
• Predict the scope and relationship of transportation with other business functions
• Make use of the advantages and disadvantages of the various models.

TEXT BOOKS:

  1. Raghuram and N. Rangaraj, Logistics and Supply chain Management – Leveraging Mathematical and Analytical Models: Cases and Concepts, New Delhi: Macmillan, 2000.
  2. Janat Shah, Supply Chain Management, Pearson Education India, 2009.

REFERENCES:

  1. Sunil Chopra, Peter Meindl, Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operation, Pearson, 2010.
  2. Michael B Stroh, Practical Guide to Transportation and Logistics, Logistics Network, 2006.
  3. Alan Rushton, John Oxley, Handbook of Logistics & Distribution Management, Kogan Page Publishers, 2000.