ME2053 Logistics & Supply Chain Management 6.0 credits
Logistik & Supply Chain Management
Supply chain management aims to monitor and supervise flows of raw materials, semi-finished components and finished products in a complex network of companies. Hence, the challenge of supply chain management concerns integrating and synchronizing these flows across independent companies worldwide, and ultimately ensure fast and cost-effective deliveries. Many experts believe that competition is being played no longer between individual firms, but between value chains and therefore on how well supply chain management is able to coordinate these firms.
This course will shed light on several logistics functions in a supply chain, i.e. demand planning and forecasting, aggregate planning, logistics, warehousing, transport and distribution etc. Hence, providing a broad view and understanding about the peculiarities of these functions and how they should be optimally controlled and monitored. Thereafter, the course will take a strategic perspective and discuss medium-long term decision making aiming to optimize performance, coordinate supply chain companies, while ensuring sustainable and secure operations in line with companies’ social responsibilities goals.