SEEM3620/ ESTR3514 Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Course Code and Name: SEEM3620/ ESTR3514 Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Course Objectives:

Logistics and Supply Chain Management involves various flows (e.g., materials flow and information flow) among all of the entities that contribute value to a product, from the source of raw materials to end customers. This course will focus on the basic concepts, models and techniques for effective strategic management of an integrated and coordinated supply chain. The emphasis is on recognizing
key tradeoffs, analyzing system characteristics, and understanding effectiveness of tactics such as risk pooling, inventory policies, collaboration, and information sharing.
Course Outcomes:

Students will be:
1. able to generate new ideas and apply relevant techniques to improve the performance of a logistics and supply chain system.
2. able to identify engineering problems degrading the efficiency in logistics and supply chain systems and propose solutions for better management of inventory, demand, transportation, and distribution.
3. able to design and optimize a logistics and supply chain system appropriately for a particular product while achieving specified service/production targets and meeting realistic constraints.
4. competent in communicating effectively the proposed solutions to different parties in the logistics and supply chain system.
5. skilled at utilizing IT tools to analyze and implement solution methods, for example spreadsheet tools for implementing optimization methods.
6. able to introduce new concepts to management of a logistics and supply chain system due to contemporary issues such as globalization; for example, outsourcing, coordination etc.
Programme Outcomes:
(P1) The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering appropriate to the degree discipline (K/S)
(P2) The ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (K/S)
(P3) The ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability (K/S)
(P4) The ability to function in multi-disciplinary teams (S/V)
(P5) The ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (K/S)
(P6) The understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (V)
(P7) The ability to communicate effectively (S)
(P8) The ability to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context, especially the importance of health, safety and environmental considerations to both workers and the general public (V)
(P9) The ability to recognize the need for, and to engage in life-long learning (V)
(P10) The ability to stay abreast of contemporary issues (S/V)
(P11) The ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice appropriate to the degree discipline (K/S)
(P12) The ability to use the computer/IT tools relevant to the discipline along with an understanding of their processes and limitations (K/S/V)
(P13) The ability to apply the skills relevant to the discipline of operations research and information technology and their applications in engineering and managerial decision making, especially in financial services, logistics and supply chain management, business information systems, and service engineering and management (K/S)

K = Knowledge outcomes
S = Skills outcomes
V = Values and attitude outcomes