Sales, Distribution And Supply Chain Management Syllabus

Course Code: MK0010

Course Title: Sales, Distribution and Supply chain Management (4 Credits)

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Course Contents

 

Unit 1

Overview of Sales Management- Introduction, Objectives,  Role of Sales Management in Marketing, Role of Sales Management in Marketing Strategy Development, Nature and Responsibilities of Sales Management, Careers in Sales Management, Modern Roles and Required Skills for Sales Managers

 

Unit 2

Understanding Personal Selling and Sales Force Management- Introduction, Objectives, Approaches to Personal Selling, Process of Personal Selling, Automation in Personal Selling, Organization Design and Staffing, Sales Planning, Time and Territory Management, Managing the Sales Force

 

Unit 3

Understanding Personal Selling and Sales Force Management- Introduction, Objectives, Approaches to Personal Selling, Process of Personal Selling, Automation in Personal Selling, Organization Design and Staffing, Sales Planning, Time and Territory Management, Managing the Sales Force

 

Unit 4

New Trends in Sales Management- Introduction, Sales Management Information System, Relationship Marketing, Role of E-commerce in Selling, International Sales Management, Challenges Faced by International Sales Managers

 

Unit 5

New Trends in Sales Management- Introduction, Sales Management Information System, Relationship Marketing, Role of E-commerce in Selling, International Sales Management, Challenges Faced by International Sales Managers

 

Unit 6

Channel management- Introduction, Marketing Channels,  Designing Channels, Selection and Recruitment of Channel Partners, Channel Motivation, Channel Relationships Management, Channel Evaluation, Information Systems for Channels

 

Unit 7

Wholesaling-Introduction, Definition of Wholesalers, Functions of Wholesalers, Types of Wholesalers, Strategic Issues in Wholesaling, Technology in Wholesaling, Trends in Wholesaling, Wholesaling Challenges, Future of Wholesaling

 

Unit 8

Retailing- Introduction, Definition of Retailers, Origin of Retailing, Scope of Retailing, Retailing Scenario: An Overview, Retailing: Importance and Success Factors, Retail Format

 

Unit 9

Emerging Concepts in Distribution Management-Introduction, Indian Distribution Scenario at Present, Vertical Marketing System, Horizontal and Multi-Channel Marketing Systems, Understanding Distribution of services.

 

Unit 10

The Basics of Supply Chain Management- Introduction, Definition of Supply Chain Management, Evolution of the Concept of Supply Chain Management, Key Drivers of Supply Chain Management, Typology of Supply Chains, Cycle View of Supply Chain, Problems in SCM and Suggested Solutions

 

Unit 11

Planning Demand and Supply-I: Introduction, Three Components of SCM, Demand Management, Demand Forecasting

 

Unit 12

Planning Demand and Supply- Introduction, Supply Management, Evolution of ERP, Concept of ERP in SCM, Quick Response and Accurate Response System in SCM, Use of Other Planning Strategies

 

Unit 13

Procurement and Inventory Management- Introduction, Supply Chain Operations: Procurement Cycle, Inventory Management, Inventory Costs, Types of Inventory Models,  Inventory Control Systems, Tools of Inventory Management.

 

Unit 14

Introduction, Definition of Logistics and Logistics Management, Types of Logistic Activities, Importance of Logistics Management, Integrated Logistics and its Support, Determinants of Designing Logistical System, Transportation,  Warehousing, Packaging

 

Unit 15

Supply Chain Benchmarking- Introduction, Understanding the Benchmarking Concept, Benchmarking Process, Benchmarking Procedure

 

Unit 16

Recent Trends in Supply Chain Management-Introduction, New Developments in Supply Chain Management, Outsourcing Supply Chain Operations, Co-Maker ship, The Role of E-Commerce in Supply Chain Management, Green Supply Chain Management, Distribution Resource Planning, World Class Supply Chain Management

 

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