Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Year / Semester: 
4th Semester

The course aims to provide the student the indepth knowledge of logistics and supply chain management so as to help in tackling the related business problems develop efficiency.


Logistics: Concepts and significance, Distribution strategies, customer service policies and integrated logistics management; Transportation Alternatives: Railways, Road, Air, Waterways, Pipelines, Animals and animals drawn vehicles, economics of transportation, Applications of quantitative technologies, Transportation Models; Distribution Network Planning Systems: Location number and size of facilities, stocking policies, storage and handling capacities, Introduction to Central and, State Warehouse Acts; Packaging: Principles, Function and types, containerization concepts, infrastructure, customer issues, Service utilization, Modes: Rail, Road, Sea; Role of freight and insurance in logistics; Concepts of Supply Chain Management and its strategic role in the organization, intra and inter organisation supply chain;
Design of efficient supply chain policies, Bottlenecks and remedies; Integration of supply chain with corporate strategy, cost efficiency across supply chain, impact as customer service; Role of computer and IT in supply chain.

Suggested Readings: 
  1. Sunil Chopra and Peter Meindi, Supply Chain Management-Strategy Planning and Operation, Pearson Education, Third Indian Reprint, 2004.
  2. Monczka et al., Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Thomson Learning, Second edition, Second Reprint, 2002.
  3. Altekar Rahul V, Supply Chain Management-Concept and Cases, Prentice Hall India, 2005.
  4. Shapiro Jeremy F, Modeling the Supply Chain, Thomson Learning, Second Reprint , 2002.
  5. Ballou Ronald H, Business Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Pearson Education, Second Indian Reprint, 2004.
  6. Sople Vinod V, Logistics Management – The Supply Chain Imperative, Pearson Education,Indian Reprint 2004.
  7. Ailawadi C Sathish & Rakesh Singh, Logistics Management, Prentice Hall India, 2005.
  8. Coyle et al., The Management of Business Logistics, Thomson Learning, 7th Edition, 2004.
  9. Bowersox Donald J, Logistical Management – The Integrated Supply ChainProcess Tata McGraw Hill, 2000.
  10. Bloomberg David J et al., Logistics, Prentice Hall India, 2005.