Purchasing and Distribution Logistics (PDL)

Course description



The course provides students with an introduction of the-state-of-the-art supply chain management with a focusing on the purchasing, and distribution logistics management. It is primarily intended for the first years student who studies the Master program in Operations Management and Control.

Key topics that are covered in the course include: supply chain management concept; supply chain strategy framework; Key components of a supply chain management; Performance and metrics; Risk management; Transportation; Bullwhip effect; Case study of supply chain management from Dell, Amazon, Seven Eleven Japan.


Intended Learning Outcomes

The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and key concepts in supply chain management with a focusing on the purchasing, and distribution logistics management. Upon completion of the course, students should be able t:

Knowledge and understanding
1. Define the supply chain concept from downstream consumers to upstream suppliers; and the fundamentals of supply chain including purchasing, distribution and transport logistics.

Skills and abilities
2. Perform the performance analysis based on costs/profits; and derive and compute neat policies/variables.

Judgement and Approach
3. Evaluate supply chain performance based on various financial and risk-based analysis; and reflect upon and evaluate the significance of identity politics on individual supply chain members as well as on supply chain from a system level.

Please Note !


There will be no new admissions to this course.


Course title:
Purchasing and Distribution Logistics
Semester: Autumn term 2017
Study period: 3
Rate of studies: 100%
Level: Graduate level (second cycle)
Credits: 7.5
Language of instruction: English

Contact:


Course coordinator:
Toivo Lepp
Head of course:
Fredrik Eng Larsson