UNIT I INTRODUCTION
Business logistics and supply chain – importance, objectives and drivers. Strategy – planning, selecting proper channel, performance measurement. Outsourcing- Make vs buy approach – sourcing strategy.
UNIT II MANAGING FLOWS
Planning Networks – Decision making under risk – Decision trees – Decision making under uncertainty. Distribution Network Design – Role - Factors Influencing Options, Value Addition. Supply Chain Network optimization models. Logistics information system - Role of IT – Framework for IT adoption.
UNIT III INVENTORY AND WAREHOUSING
Inventory–objectives, bullwhip effect, control - Probabilistic inventory models, Risk pooling, Vendor managed inventory, Multi-echelon inventory. Warehousing Functions – Types – Site Selection – Decision Model – Layout Design – Costing – Virtual Warehouse.
UNIT IV TRANSPORTATION AND PACKAGING
Transportation – Drivers, Modes, Measures - Strategies for Transportation, 3PL and 4PL, Vehicle Routing and Scheduling. Packaging- Design considerations, Material and Cost. Packaging as Unitisation. Consumer and Industrial Packaging.
UNIT V ORGANISATION AND CONTROL
Organisation Structure – need and development. Organizational – Choices, Orientation and positioning. Interfunctional and interorganisational management – alliances and partnerships. Control – Process framework, system details, information, measurement and interpretation.
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