The objective of the course is to enable students to understand basic concepts of logistics as important for business management.
An Introduction to Supply Chain Management- Supply chain management-meaning, definition, need and evolution-traditional and modern approaches to SCM-key issues in SCM-phases of SCM-SCM and its relation to other departments in the organization.
Retail Logistics, Objectives , Types , Evolution of Logistics, Role of Logistics in an Economy, Difference between Logistics and Supply Chain Management- The Retail Channel-Planning of supply chain operations-Sourcing materials, making products, product delivery and return.
Elements of logistics management-supply chain integration- innovations in SCM-retail logistics-distribution management and strategies-transportation management warehousing and warehouse management systems-packaging for logistics- third party logistics GPS and GIS technologies--The impact of technology on supply chain-How to measure performance in supply chain
Global issues in SCM: Forces behind globalization-world class SCM-world class demand management (WCDM)-world class logistics management (WCLM).Relationships and Challenges in supply chain.
Development of e-tail logistics- growth of e-commerce- logistical challenges-environmental impact of online retail logistics-RFID- the initial hype and reality- Greening of retail logistics- environmental effects of retail logistics- Framework for analyzing the impact of retail deliveries- managing the waste within the retail supply chain.
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