ELEMENTS OF LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT BMS III–2005 SR. TOPICS TO BE COVERED NO 1. OVERVIEW OF LOGISTICS FUNCTION a. What is logistics? Definition, Genesis of b. c. d. e.

modern logistics Importance of logistics What are the operational objectives of logistics? Logistical functions Important concepts: SCM, Logistical Interfaces with production & marketing, 3Cs, Logistical mission 2. a. INVENTORY MANAGEMENT What is Inventory? Types of inventory, Functions of inventory, Some Inventory related b. definitions Fundamental approaches to managing Inventory

f. disadvantages . e.c. objectives. d. Economic order quantity Selective Inventory control Inventory management methods Other approaches to inventory management Numericals: Inventory TRANSPORTATION Functions of transportation. g 3. advantages. Principles of transportation. nodal points Freight rate structure 4 Selection of Carrier Transportation policy Transportation network options Inter-modal transportation Containerization Numericals: Transportation & assignment PURCHASING AND PRODUCTION SCHEDULING DECISIONS MRPI &MRPII – concepts. Participants in Transportation Decisions Transport infrastructure Various modes of transport.

5 DRPI &DRPII – concepts. disadvantages Forecasting Outsourcing WAREHOUSING Concept. the square root law Material handling Material handling equipment Packaging. 7. . objectives. Types of packaging Functions of packaging Palletisation and Unitization NETWORK ANALYSIS Importance of location analysis or logistical network design Location Analysis techniques LOGISTICAL INFORMATION Primary activities of LIS Logistical information functionality 6. Functions of warehouse [warehousing operations] Economic and service benefits Principles of Warehouse design Warehousing alternatives Warehousing strategy Ideal warehouse location Inventory at various locations. advantages.

II. 12 Principles of logistical information system: Logistical information system functionality LOGISTICS STRATEGY & PLANNING Logistical Strategy and planning. 9. III PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT Objectives of logistical performance measurement systems. Total cost approach Mission based costing [or budgeting] in . Types of Performance measures Internal performance measurement External performance measures Characteristics of an ideal measurement system CUSTOMER SERVICE Definition of customer service. 10. Phase I. logistical decisions Logistical Planning Process.8. 11. Elements of customer service Salient Features of Customer Service Lead-time Logistics and 6 sigma LOGISTICAL ORGANIZATION Stage I organization Stage II organization Stage III organization LOGISTICAL COSTING Total cost analysis Traditional approach.

LOGISTICS – BLOOMBERG 4. PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT – KK KHANNA . 14. logistics outsourcing LOGISTICAL PERFORMANCE CYCLES CASE STUDIES REFERENCE BOOKS 1.13. BUSINESS LOGISTICS – BARDI 3. ELEMENTS OF LOGISTICAL MANAGEMENT – BOWERSOX 2.

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