Supply Chain Management


Logistics Management

Course Purpose

This course covers the primary concepts and methods used in shipping, storing, and delivering products and services globally, including emerging trends. Students will learn how to manage complex global supply chain logistics systems. Logistics concepts, models, tools, and technologies are explored, with an emphasis on application to both manufacturing and service organizations.

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Expected Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • A thorough understanding of the role and importance of logistics in organizations
  • The development of analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to address logistics problems and provide solutions within an organizational context
  • The ability to evaluate a firm’s logistics performance throughout the supply chain

Selection of Topics Covered:

  • Supply Chain Logistics Systems
  • Global Supply Chain Complexity
  • Supply Chain Customer Service
  • Forecasting Review
  • Supply Chain Product Pricing
  • Logistics Relationship Management
  • Transportation Methods, Modes, Organization, Management
  • Global Dimensions of Supply Chains
  • Transportation Decisions and Analysis
  • Facility Location Decisions and Analysis
  • Technology in Logistics
  • Distribution and Warehousing Decisions and Analysis
  • Inventory Management Decisions and Analysis
  • Supply Chain Network Design

Course Pedagogy and Immersive/Experiential Activities

Throughout the course, students are exposed to Bauer’s Supply Chain Management recruiting companies who are utilizing the same concepts utilized in the classroom. Our course includes a variety of Guest Speakers from industry as well as Field Trip opportunities to see Supply Chain Logistics processes in action.

A comprehensive group case analysis based upon real business experiences provides an opportunity to demonstrate and integrate a variety of concepts from the course which have been shown to enhance the practical work performance of our graduates.

Students are provided with course notes, textbook resources, lectures.

Grades are typically determined by performance in a series of class assignments that progressively cover the course material, a group case analysis, participation in immersive class activities, and three progressively weighted Exams.