International Supply Chain Management

Course ID
MDG 604
Level
Undergraduate
Program
BMS
Semester
Sixth
Credits
6.0
Paper Type
DSE – Global Business
Method
Lecture & Tutorial

Unique Paper Code: 61017920

To familiarize the students with the essential elements of the Supply Chain Management. Strategic issues in the International Supply Chain Management and logistics network configuration along with performance measurement and evaluation shall be studied thoroughly.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Understand and analyze operations and supply chain management issues in a firm.
  • Analyze the global business environment.
  • learn the integration of business processes across organizations
  • Learn to create models that help businesses determine the supply chain and operations processes, adding value to the company and supporting outstanding customer service.

Course Contents

Unit I
Unit II
Unit III
Unit IV

Unit I (3 Weeks)

Introduction to Supply Chain Management – Concepts, Objectives and functions of Supply Chain Management, Issues in Supply Chain Management; Managing networks and relationships; Sourcing Internationally, International Distribution Management: Types of Intermediaries, Channel Selection and Management.

References:

Rushton, A., Croucher, P. and Peter Baker: Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management, Kogan Page Pub , 4th edition, (Chapter 4, 32)

Christopher Martin: Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Creating Value-adding Networks, Pearson Education , 4th edition, (Chapter 1, 9,11)

Chopra Sunil and Meindl Peter: Supply Chain Management, Pearson Education, (Chapter 1, 2, 3,4,5)

Unit II (3 Weeks)

Strategic issues in Supply Chain – Strategic Partnership, Logistics Management: Concept, Objective and Scope, Transportation, Warehousing, Inventory Management, Packing & Unitization, Control & Communication, Role of Information Technology in Logistics, Logistics Service Firms, Third Party Logistics, 4PL(Fourth Party Logistics), Reverse Logistics.

References:

Rushton, A., Croucher, P. and Peter Baker: Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management, Kogan Page Pub , 4th edition, (Chapter 1,12,13,31,36)

Christopher Martin: Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Creating Value-adding Networks, Pearson Education , 4th edition, (Chapter 11)

Chopra Sunil and Meindl Peter: Supply Chain Management, Pearson Education, (Chapter 11,14,15,17)

Unit III (3 Weeks)

Logistics Network Design for Global Operations Global Logistics Network Configuration, Orienting International Facilities: Considerations and Framework, Trade-offs Associated with each Approach, Mapping the different Approaches, Capacity Expansion Issues; Information Management for Global Logistics: Characteristics of Logistics Information and Telecommunication Systems, Capabilities and Limitations.

References:

Chopra Sunil and Meindl Peter: Supply Chain Management, Pearson Education, (Chapter 5,6,8)

Unit IV (3 Weeks)

Performance Measurement and Evaluation in Global Logistics: Operations and Logistics Control: Key Activities Performance Information, Measuring Performance in Functional Integration, Measuring Performance in Sectoral Integration, SCOR Model. Global Supply Chain: Societal, business, cultural contexts and impact. Perspectives for business, social science, engineering, and legal environment, Drivers for economic globalization (labor costs, resources, regulation, etc.), Influence on world and national economies

References:

Rushton, A., Croucher, P. and Peter Baker: Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management, Kogan Page Pub , 4th edition, (Chapter 29)

Christopher Martin: Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Creating Value-adding Networks, Pearson Education , 4th edition, (Chapter 9)

Additional Information

Text Books


Rushton, A., Croucher, P. and Peter Baker: Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management, Kogan Page Pub , 4th edition
Christopher Martin: Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Creating Value-adding Networks, Pearson Education , 4th edition
Chopra Sunil and Meindl Peter: Supply Chain Management, Pearson Education

Teaching Learning Process

The teaching learning process will consist of imparting key concepts of supply chain to the students. To make the lectures interesting use of PPTs and audio visual presentation is advisable as and when needed. The students should be encouraged to attempt real life business/ managerial problems through projects and case studies.

Assessment Methods

Assessment of the students will take place on a continuous evaluation basis. It will primarily consist of class test, assignment, case studies, presentation and attendance.
Internal Assessment: 25 marks (including 5 marks for attendance)
End term written examination: 75 marks

Keywords

Supply chain, subcontracting, Distribution, Retailer- supplier partnership, Inventory Management, Logistics, Functional Integration, Sectoral Integration

Additional Readings


Ballou, R. H.: Business Logistic Management, Prentice Hall.
Bowersox, D. J., David, J & Cooper: Supply Chain Logistics Management. McGraw Hill
Alan Harrison, Remko Van Hook: Logistics Management and Strategy-Competing Through the Supply Chain, Pearson Education.

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