MGMT-262 Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
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The emphasis of the course is the logistics function in firms that source, produce, distribute and market in multiple nations. The management of logistics in such firms differs from its domestic counterpart along several key dimensions. First, there is the need to be able to identify and analyze factors that differ across nations, which influence the effectiveness of this function. These include worker productivity, process adaptability, governmental concerns, transportation availability, culture and so on. In addition, because of the distances involved, transportation and distribution are of greater significance. Finally, these geographically dispersed facilities and markets must be integrated and manage to enhance the strategy of the business unit.
Some of the sessions of the course will focus on cross-national decisions and others will focus on managing across nations. Global logistics is the response to the increasing integration of international markets as firms try to remain competitive taking into account the challenges that e-commerce and the new economy imposes. Throughout the course we will emphasize the role that emerging technologies are playing within the supply chain and e-commerce. Spring. (Formerly offered as Global Logistics)
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