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Distribution Logistics

2020/2021
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
5
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
4 year, 3 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The aim of this course is to give students an understanding of the main challenges, tendencies and solutions that distribution logistics is having from an international specialist perspective Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:  Apply the information sharing principles in supply chains  Arrange the collaborative decision making process with supply chain partners  Utilise demand-driven frameworks and tools  Solve the problem of delivery planning in a distribution network  Arrange the storage system to serve consumers in a distribution network
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Apply the information sharing principles in supply chains
  • Arrange the collaborative decision making process with supply chain partners
  • Utilise demand-driven frameworks and tools
  • Solve the problem of delivery planning in a distribution network
  • Arrange the storage system to serve consumers in a distribution network
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the information sharing principles in supply chains
  • Arrange the collaborative decision making process with supply chain partners
  • Utilise demand-driven frameworks and tools
  • Arrange the storage system to serve consumers in a distribution network
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Topic 1. Matching supply and demand in a supply chain
    The lead-time gap. Improving the visibility of demand. The supply chain fulcrum. Forecast for capacity, execute against demand. Demand management and planning. Collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment.
  • Topic 2. Managing the global pipeline
    The trend towards globalisation in the supply chain. Gaining visibility in the global pipeline. Organising for global logistics. Thinking global, acting local. The future of global sourcing.
  • Topic 3. Paths to the customer in a distribution network
    Meeting market needs. Role of specifcations. Quality function deployment (QFD) tool.
  • Topic 5. Collaboration with supply chain partners
    Supply chain roles. Core competency. Partnerships vocabulary. Organizing a partnership.
  • Topic 6. The demand-driven supply chain
    Vision for the demand-driven supply chain. The path from forecast-driven to demand-driven. Demand-driven tools and techniques. Sponsoring the demand-driven supply chain.
  • Topic 7. Problem solving of cargo transportation optimization
    Network-based planning of the route in the multimodal delivery. International delivery planning via distributional centers. Trucking general scheduling algorithm. Fast planning algorithm of motor car transportation.
  • Topic 8. Defining warehouse number and location in the region
    Defining warehouse location. Logistics cost transport component subject to the number of warehouses in the region. Assessment algorithm of warehouse network location effect on transportation cost.
  • Topic 9. Supply Chain Logistics (online course «Coursera»)
    https://www.coursera.org/learn/supply-chain-logistics#syllabus
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class activities, presentations
  • non-blocking Written Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.66 * In-class activities, presentations + 0.34 * Written Exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Olvera Astivia, O. L., Gadermann, A., & Guhn, M. (2019). The relationship between statistical power and predictor distribution in multilevel logistic regression: a simulation-based approach. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 19(1), 97. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-019-0742-8
  • 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
  • Zulfadli Zulfadli, Nizamuddin Nizamuddin, & Nasaruddin Nasaruddin. (2019). Application of Distribution Logistics Information System Disaster in Pidie Jaya BPBDs. International Journal of Multicultural and Multireligious Understanding, (3), 182. https://doi.org/10.18415/ijmmu.v6i3.809