Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:1. Discuss the role of logistics management in the aviation/aerospace industry and address major contributors to the body knowledge. Understand major global supply chain strategies and controllable and uncontrollable factors which influence global logistics activities.
2. Develop an understanding of the importance of logistics and supply chain management within manufacturing and service organizations and the economy as a whole.
3. Understand the importance of customer service measures as a key indicator of logistics system effectiveness and the importance of improving customer service performance.
4. Understand the role of information systems and internet technology in inventory management, order processing and supply chain integration. Understand the significance of the growth of electronic commerce on logistics systems.
5. Appraise those factors and processes involved in logistics system planning and describe the nature and techniques of strategic logistics planning.
6. Explain and understand methods for controlling the logistics operating system through inventory management and project management and apply appropriate techniques for execution.
7. Examine the role of transportation in the logistics system. Comprehend issues associated with transportation rates, carrier selection and transportation productivity.
8. Understand the role and importance of warehousing in the logistics system and cost and customer service issues associated with warehouse management.
9. Understand issues associated with product packaging from logistics and marketing standpoints.
10. Understand the concept of total costs and the trade-offs that exist within the logistics system and the supply chain and firm as a whole.