Logistics Management Syllabus

Course Code: BBR502

Course Title: Logistics Management (4 Credits)




Course Contents


Unit 1: Concept of Logistics: Introduction, Objectives, Concept of Logistics, Objectives of logistics, Types of logistics, Concept of Logistics Management, Evolution of Logistics, Role of Logistics in an Economy, Difference between Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Competitive Advantage, Logistics Mix, Logistics in Organised Retail in India


Unit 2: Integrated Logistics: Introduction, Objectives, Concept of Integrated Logistics, Inventory flow, Information flow, Operational Objectives of Integrated Logistics, Barriers to Integration, Organisation structure, Measurement system, Inventory ownership, Information technology, Knowledge transfer capability, Logistical Performance Cycle, Logistics performance cycle, Manufacturing support performance cycle, Procurement performance cycle


Unit 3: Supply Chain Management: Introduction, Objectives, Defining Value Chain, Organisation level, Activities, Industry level, Value reference model, Concept of Supply Chain Management (SCM), Functions and Contribution of Supply Chain Management, Creating value, Enlisting suppliers to innovate, Leveraging value chain partners, Supply Chain Effectiveness and Indian Infrastructure, Framework for Supply Chain Solution, Supply Chain Relationships, Building a long-term relationship with vendors, Supplier relationship management (SRM).


Unit 4: Demand Forecasting: Introduction, Objectives, Concept of Demand Forecasting, Impact of Forecasts on Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Forecasting Process, Forecasting Techniques, Selecting the Appropriate Forecasting Technique, Operating Principles of Forecasting


Unit 5: Inventory Management: Introduction, Objectives, Concept of Inventory, Types of Inventory, Concept of Inventory Management, Importance of inventory management, Objectives of inventory management, Different Types of Inventory Costs, Inventory Performance Measures, Inventory turnover ratio (ITR), Framework of performance indicators, Inventory Planning Measures, Economic order quantity (EOQ), Reorder point, Safety stock, Supplier-managed inventory


Unit 6: Material Handling: Introduction, Objectives, Concept of Material Handling, Objectives of material handling, Principles of material handling, Equipment Used for Material Handling, Points to be Considered While Handling Materials, Role of Material Handling in Logistics


Unit 7: Material Storage System: Introduction, Objectives, Concept of Material Storage System, Unit Load Storage, Storage principles, Storage design and its benefits, Storage Methods


Unit 8: Warehousing: Introduction, Objectives, Concept of Warehousing, Need for warehousing management, Evolution of warehousing, Functions of Warehouses, Types of Warehouses, Warehousing Cost, Warehousing Strategies, Significance of Warehousing in Logistics, Warehousing Management System (WMS)


Unit 9: Storehouse Operations and Control: Introduction, Objectives, Storehouse Operations and its Objectives, Daily Activities of Stores, Organising a Store, Store Location and Layout, Selecting appropriate storage system, Centralisation, Decentralisation and variety reduction of stores, Store Housekeeping, Stores Accounting


Unit 10: Logistical Packaging: Introduction, Objectives, Concept of Logistical Packaging, Design Consideration in Packaging, Types of Packaging Material, Packaging Costs


Unit 11: Transportation: Introduction, Objectives, Transportation System, Transportation Infrastructure, Different Modes of Transportation, Freight Management, Factors Affecting Freight Cost, Transportation Network, Containerisation


Unit 12: Customer Service: Key Element of Logistics: Introduction, Objectives, Concept of Customer Service, Attributes of customer service, Different phases of customer services, Customer Service for Competitiveness, Value-Added Logistical Service


Unit 13: Logistics Outsourcing: Introduction, Objectives, Concept of Logistics Outsourcing, Catalyst for logistics outsourcing, Benefits of logistics outsourcing, Issues in logistics outsourcing, Third-Party Logistics, Fourth-Party Logistics, Selection of Logistics Service Provider, Logistics Service Contract, Outsourcing-Value Proposition


Unit 14: Logistics Information System: Introduction, Objectives, Concept of Logistics Information System (LIS), Importance of LIS, Principles of designing LIS, Logistics Information Architecture, Application of Information Technology in Logistics and Supply Chain Management


Unit 15: E-Commerce Logistics: Introduction, Objectives, Concept of E-Commerce, Requirements of Logistics in E-Commerce, E-Logistics Structure and Operation, Logistic Resource Management (LRM)