Introduction to Logistics & SCM

Students will be introduced to the scope of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM). They will get to understand the main logistics goals and functions as well as the recent and future challenges in logistics and supply chain management. Subsequently, the following subjects will be covered: overview of procurement, production, distribution and transport logistics, supply chain strategy, supply chain integration, inventory and warehouse management, management of logistics service providers, IT systems in logistics and SCM, lean logistics methods, supply chain network design, modelling and optimization of logistic systems. The students are also given a project task on a specific topic, aiming at improving students’ team-working, project management and presentation skills.