Logistics & Distribution Management
Class Meetings: MW, 11:00AM to 12:15PM, CIS 1007
August 22nd to December 5th, 2012
Office Phone Number
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Stephen E. Hill, Ph.D.
2017 Computer Information System (CIS) Building
MW 9-11am, 1-2pm, Tu 10-12, Th 10-12
(Other times available by appointment)
This course provides an in-depth study of a wide range of logistics and distribution issues facing managers. Topics include an analysis of the following components of a typical logistics system: customer service, logistics system analysis, network analysis, facility planning, warehouse operations, traffic and transportation management, and distribution planning. Attention is directed toward the establishment of sustainable competitive advantage based on transportation, logistics and distribution activities.
After successful completion of this course students should be able to:
Link logistics decisions with the attainment of competitive advantage Identify issues in managing customer orders and information generated by logistical activities
Create forecast using time phase and causal methods
Determine resource needs based on forecast, capacity and strategy Apply appropriate inventory management tool (i.e., ABC analysis, EOQ, Reorder points) for effective inventory management
Determine the appropriate use of terms of trade and contracts in international transactions
Identify current issues in distribution and warehousing
Required Textbooks and Other Course Materials
Textbook: Supply Chain Logistics Management by Bowersox, Closs, and Cooper. 4th Edition, ISBN: 0078024056.
Other Materials: Announced throughout the semester and available online
Your grade in this class will be determined by the following assignments and exams (weighted as shown):