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LGMT 682 : Integrated Logistics Management

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LGMT 682-WW
Campus
Worldwide
College of Business (WBUAD)
LGMT
682
Integrated Logistics Management
3
The focus of this course is on integrated logistics management. Although different organizations define the concept differently, at its core, integrated logistics is all about the systematic management of activities associated with the delivery of goods and services to meet customer needs. As a result, this courses addresses the cross-functional management of a number of activities including sourcing, procurement, packaging, in-bound transportation, warehousing, inventory management, distribution, customer service, and reverse logistics where appropriate. Additional topics include the concept of life cycle cost, outsourcing, performance management, international logistics, and the role of web and EDI in managing the logistics information needs of the enterprise. Case studies and problems are used throughout the course to highlight important principles and best practices in integrated logistics management.

The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful logistics managers in both the public and private sector.

Upon completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

1. Define the concept of integrated logistics management and describe the history and evolution of logistics and the role of logistics in the domestic and global economy.

2. Explain the role of systems theory, lifecycle management, and lifecycle cost in integrated logistics management and demonstrate how budgeting, cost analysis, and other financial techniques can be used to maintain financial control.

3. Describe the role of web and other technologies in managing the logistics needs of the enterprise.

4. Explain the importance of customer service and the role of logistics in meeting customer needs including planning, sourcing, order processing, packaging, material handling, and distribution.

5. Describe the role of purchasing, why purchasing has assumed a more strategic role in many organizations, typical steps in selecting a supplier, the role of negotiations, and key characteristics of the "partnership" model.

6. Explain the five basic modes of transportation, the legally defined classes of carriers, the role and activities of the transportation management function, the purpose of key transportation documents, and the role of freight forwarders and other intermediaries in transportation management and explain the role of warehouses and distribution centers and evaluate alternative warehouse or distribution center designs.

7. Describe the site selection process and major factors that influence the location of where to place warehouses, plants, distribution centers and other key facilities.

8. Demonstrate the importance of inventory turnover, apply the EOQ concept, use ABC analysis to assess inventory, and explain the role of Just-in-Time inventory management in meeting the needs of the enterprise.9. Describe the scope of international trade: the use of trade specialists and other third party facilitators to manage international logistics operations, and role of tariff and non-tariff barriers and other forms of government control and describe the growing need for logistics and supply chain security and what logistics professionals are doing to improve security.

10. Explain the meaning of performance management, identify key logistics performance measures, and define the concept of performance-based logistics.

9. Describe the scope of international trade: the use of trade specialists and other third party facilitators to manage international logistics operations, and role of tariff and non-tariff barriers and other forms of government control and describe the growing need for logistics and supply chain security and what logistics professionals are doing to improve security.

10. Explain the meaning of performance management, identify key logistics performance measures, and define the concept of performance-based logistics.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

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Constantine M. Koursaris, Ph.D. - 6/1/2015
koursarc@erau.edu
Aman Gupta, Ph.D. - 6/1/2015
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Aman Gupta, Ph.D. - 6/1/2015
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Dr. Bobby McMasters - 6/1/2015
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