Topic outline

  • General description

    The Purpose of the course is to provide students with necessary concepts and tools that enable them to manage and accelerate all process and activities contributing in delivering a product or a service in the shortest delay and the most effective method. The process starts with the assurance of raw materials, then the manufacturing process, and finally the distribution of products and the delivery to customers.Differentiation between logistics and Supply will be taken into consideration. The course displays the methods of selecting the best suppliers and how to make them partners, the determination of the optimal rounds to collect or distribute products, the optimal methods to manage transport, inventory, warehouses localization, distribution network structure, and allocating factories capacities to warehouses demands, by means of mathematical optimization methods and operational research applications. The course also focuses on subcontracting and outsourcing, their advantages and disadvantages. In addition to the new trends in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, particularly those related to Just In Time environment.