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Distribution Logistics

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
5
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
4-й курс, 2 модуль

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Lecture series cover key topics of distribution logistics. The aim of the course is to familiarize the participating students with the advanced concepts and tools of planning and distribution network design; to develop students’ analytical and decision making skills related to the tasks of distribution logistics of different levels. The course is based on interactive teaching style with intensive student participation. The course combines lectures and group-work components, class discussions, student’s group work presentations, case-studies.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Get acquainted to the basic approaches of organizing optimal distribution network
  • Familiarize with the core logistics models and methods in order to organize intermediaries, transport and warehouse collaboration within the distribution logistics system
  • Get used to practical case study in the field of SCM
  • Manage self-study investigation on the given topic
  • Research the peculiarities of logistic techniques used in retail distribution networks
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the challenges of uncertain economic environment in order to discuss ongoing research while using various concepts from the materials offered in the course
  • Demonstrate deep knowledge and critical understanding of theories, principles, concepts and methodologies of distribution logistics
  • Use strong analytical skills and apply them to reflect on distribution network design decisions while using a quantitative tool
  • Familiarize with the demand-driven frameworks and tools
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Logistic distribution system
    Logistic distribution system: types and descriptions. Objectives of distribution logistics. Product assortment and specialization. The development of logistics theory models and methods. Risks and ways to avoid them in distribution. Gartner hype cycle. Resource distribution: statement of the task and ways of solving the problem.
  • Basic approaches to organizing optimal distribution network
    Project management and scheduling. Logistics strategies in distribution. Optimization methods in solving distribution network design. Benchmarking: solving the organizational issues in distribution worldwide, best practices. Discounted cash flow analysis and evaluating network design decisions in distribution network. Decision tree methodology.
  • Creating value-adding networks
    Cost and value advantages in distribution. Lean synchronization. Value-added operations on logistics. Customer value. Products and service supply in perfect synchronization with the demand, JIT principles.
  • Retail logistics networks
    Types of retail distribution systems. Reengineering a distribution network, allocating and designing a warehouse. Distribution centers in a retail network. Managing inventory in retail
  • The demand-driven supply chain
    Vision for the demand-driven supply chain. Demand-driven tools and techniques. Achieving strategic fit. Putting the end customer first. Development of the marketing perspective on supply chain management. Market segmentation. Efficiency assessment attitudes and examples of analytical models.
  • Intermediaries in distribution logistics system
    Logistics intermediaries, their role and place in logistics system. Functions and tasks of logistics intermediaries. Cooperation of Logistics intermediaries. Outsourcing of logistics services.3PL, 4PL. Choosing Logistics intermediaries: analytical models.
  • Transport support and resilience of supply chains
    Choosing a carrier, modeling routes. Ways of transportation. Peculiarities of logistics service in distribution, service level. Resilience and reliability of the supply chain.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Individual task: report on the agreed topic
  • non-blocking Written Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.4 * Individual task: report on the agreed topic + 0.6 * Written Exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Yang, X., Hao, W., & Lu, Y. (2018). Inventory slack routing application in emergency logistics and relief distributions. Plos One, 13(6), e0198443. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0198443

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Mi Gan, Shuai Yang, Dandan Li, Mingfei Wang, Si Chen, Ronghui Xie, & Jiyang Liu. (2018). A Novel Intensive Distribution Logistics Network Design and Profit Allocation Problem considering Sharing Economy. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/4678358