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FS2101 LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Course Description
Throughout the course, we discuss the strategic role of the supply chain and the key strategic drivers of its
performance by identifying facilities, inventory, transportation and challenges. The course will end by
reviewing the new developments of information technology in supply chains. This builds strong
fundamental knowledge on logistics and supply chain management and to provide confidence to take up
the logistics and supply chain activities in food industries.
Course Objectives
This course makes the students to become supply chain experts, learn and apply the logistics and supply
chain processes with interest and confidence. The function of supply chain management is to design and
manage the processes, and flows of material and information required to satisfy customers demands. On
the revenue side the supply chain decisions have a direct impact on the market penetration and customer
service. Globalization of economy and electronic commerce has heightened the strategic importance and
of supply chain management and created new opportunities for using logistics supply chain strategy and
planning as a competitive tool. Moreover combination of enterprise information infrastructure and the
internet has paved the way for a variety of supply chain optimization. The goal of this course is Get
exposure in logistics and supply chain management and to empower the students in the respective field to
handle the same individually in the corporate arena.

UNIT I INTRODUCTION

(9 hours)

Logistics and supply chain management - Scope, Significance and Drivers; Basic Model Primary and
Secondary Activities; Role and Challenges of Logistics and supply chain management in food industry.
UNIT II DEMAN FORECASTING AND WAREHOUSING

(9 hours)

Demand and supply management, Forecasting techniques, Strategic planning for material sourcing,
Outsourcing strategies, Warehouse strategies, Inventory models and control techniques
UNIT III - DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION

(9 hours)

Various sources of distribution channels, Distribution models, 3PL and 4PL, Distribution network
planning, Modes of transportation, Design of transshipment, Containerization.
UNIT IV - PACKAGING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

(9 hours)

Applications of Packaging in logistics, Types of packaging and packaging materials, Export & import
packaging and labeling details, Reverse Supply Chain , Information Technology and the Supply Chain
( ERP, Bar-coding, RFID, GPS, E-Procurement).
UNIT V - GLOBAL LSCM AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

(9 hours)

Export and import procedure and Documentation, Customer relationship management in LSCM,
Performance metrics in Supply Chain, Challenges in SCM.

References & Textbook


1. D K Agarwal, Logistics and supply chain management, Macmillan Publishers India Ltd.(2003), Eighth
Impressions, 2010.
2. Sunil Chopra and Peter Meindi, Supply chain management Pearson Education publishers, 2010.
3. David Taylor and David Brunt, Manufacturing Operations and Supply chain Management, Vikas Thomson
Learning publishers, 2009.
4.

Amit Sinha and Herbert Kotzab, Supply Chain Management, Tata McGraw Hill, 2011.

5.

Surendra M.Gupta, Reverse Supply Chains: Issues and Analysis, CRC Press, 2013.

6.

David Blanchard, Supply Chain Management Best Practices, Wiley Publications, 2010