ABOUT THIS CLASS
Logistics has outgrown its former pure functional character focusing only on transportation and warehousing and has become an enabler of global value creation within complex networks. Here, logistics and supply chain management have to potential to provide competitive advantage.
This course provides insights to logistics and supply chain management that allow you to identify state-of-the-art logistics concepts and outlines levers used to design and manage appropriate logistics strategies, distribution networks and supply chains.
OBJECTIVES OF THE CLASS
The course focuses on the following learning objectives:
- Understanding the role of logistics and supply chain management for value creation and competitive advantage
- Understand current challenges in global supply chains
- Understanding fundamental concepts that underlie supply chain management (e.g., manufacturing postponement, logistics postponement, push/pull)
- Assessing different strategies that firms can follow in the context of logistics and supply chain management
- Designing and optimizing distribution networks as driver of an efficient logistics structure given different design options
- Understanding the role of LSPs and logistics outsourcing as strategic option