Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to understand the overall logistics system and interrelated functional areas; develop analytical and problem solving skills necessary for a variety of logistical problems; and learn leading-edge logistics strategies. This text ....The Management of Business Logistics, 7th Edition...is recognized as the finest text material in Education and Logistics today, written by three premier authors, i.e. Professors Coyle, Langley and Bardi. Any student who successfully completes this Course and all associated materials, will be able to describe the full meaning and value of logistics in a highly competent and skillful manner.
- To describe the issues and market-place conditions which are affecting the complexity of today's logistics processes in business.
- To develop integrated "modeling" approaches to solve logistics problems which impact Inventory, Cycle Time, Forecasting, Transportation, Warehousing, Information Systems, Business Strategies, and Production Planning, which are faced by students/professionals on a daily basis within their respective businesses.
- To design more effective and efficient transportation and logistics networks that improve customer Service and overall business results while simultaneously reducing total costs.
- To focus primarily on the Core work of overall business, while allowing others such as "Third Parties" to participate in a very active role to achieve optimism business solutions.
- To develop analytical and problem solving logistics skills that can be applied to everyday pragmatic Business Logistics issues.
- To describe the value-added results of utilizing leading-edge business and logistics concepts that are required for Business to develop a competitive advantage.
- To develop the professional capabilities in total Logistics processes that will enable the Student to lead and "champion" the increasing critical importance of integrated logistics processes so that senior management can recognize and support this work as a key business strategy.
- To prepare the student intellectually and skillfully to identify new and more effective shifts in businesses and logistics processes (including technology) so that the student will achieve the professional credentials to actively participate and potentially influence the increasing evolution of logistical thinking and processes.
Major topics covered in the course are Logistics Relationships and Third Party Logistics, Supply Chain Finance, Performance Management; Transportation Management, Network Design, Global Logistics and Warehousing Management.