ITA507 - Logistics

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Subject Title

Subject Description
Logistics creates time and place utility to goods. Logistics is that part of the supply chain which plans, implements and controls the efficient, cost effective flow and storage of raw materials, in process inventory and finished goods and related information from point of origin to point of consumption.  This subject will explore the role of logistics as an integral part of supply chain management. Sourcing & procurement, production planning, inventory control, warehousing, order processing/physical distribution, managing returns and transportation are examined.

Credit Status
One full credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Comprehend the impact of demographics on careers in logistics.

2. Demonstrate an application of the international purchasing process and the use of international freight forwarders/3PLs.

3. Demonstrate an application of transportation management, inventory control and warehouse operations within companies and as outsourced activities.

4. Demonstrate an application of distribution process.

5. Understand the flow of information and material through the combined functional operations from the Aggregate Plan to Bills of Lading.

6. Comprehend global logistics issues and the manufacturing site selection process.

Essential Employability Skills
Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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