Transportation and distribution management

Main Block of Hallmark Businsess School

OBJECTIVES:

UNIT I - DISTRIBUTION

Role of Distribution in Supply chain, Distribution channels – Functions, resources, Operations in Distribution, Designing Distribution network models – its features – advantages and disadvantages.

UNIT II - PLANNING

Distribution network planning, Distribution network decisions, Distribution requirement planning (DRP).

UNIT III - TRANSPORTATION

Role of Transportation in Logistics and Business, Principle and Participants-Scope and relationshipwith other business functions, Modes of Transportation – Mode and Carrier selection, Routing and scheduling.

UNIT IV - TRANSPORTATION

International transportation, Carrier, Freight and Fleet management, Transportation management systems-Administration, Rate negotiation, Trends in Transportation.

UNIT V - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)

Usage of IT applications -E commerce – ITMS, Communication systems-Automatic vehicle location systems, Geographic information Systems.

Outcomes:

The students will be able to:

Text Books

  1. Sunil Chopra, Peter Meindl, Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operation, Pearson, 2010.
  2. Michael B Stroh, Practical Guide to Transportation and Logistics, Logistics Network, 2006.
  3. Alan Rushton, John Oxley, Handbook of Logistics & Distribution Management, Kogan Page Publishers, 2000.

Course Reference

  1. Raghuram and N. Rangaraj, Logistics and Supply chain Management – Leveraging Mathematical and Analytical Models: Cases and Concepts, New Delhi: Macmillan, 2000.
  2. Janat Shah, Supply Chain Management, Pearson Education India, 2009.
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