First Semester

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Course Objectives

The objective of the course is to introduce key concepts and methods related to the planning, design, and operation of contemporary supply chains of companies and organizations.

Course Description

The course addresses the strategic role and importance of the supply chain business function and discusses emerging trends and new perspectives on Supply Chain Management (SCM) in the global business landscape. Particular emphasis is placed on the design and performance assessment of order management, warehouse management and inventory control, physical distribution management, sourcing and procurement decisions, as well as supply chain network design decisions. In addition, the course highlights the role and examples/applications of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in SCM operations, as well as aspects of operational and financial performance of supply chains.

Suggested Textbooks

  • Chopra, S., (2018), Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operation, 7th Edition, Pearson Education.
  • Bowersox, D.J., D.J. Closs, M. Bixby Cooper, and J.C. Bowersox, (2020), Supply Chain Logistics Management, 5th Edition, McGraw-Hill.
  • Rushton, A., P. Croucher, and P. Baker, (2017), The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management: Understanding the Supply Chain, 6th Edition, Kogan Page.


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