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Course Detail

Course Name Supply Chain Management
Course Code 23DLS511
Semester 2
Credits 4


Unit I

Logistics management and Supply Chain management – Definition, Evolution, Importance. The concepts of logistics andSupply Chain Management, Key Drivers of Supply Chain Management and Logistics relationships.
Basics of Transportation, Transportation Functionality and Principles; Multimodal Transport: Modal Characteristics; Modal Comparisons; International Air Cargo Transport; Coastal and
Ocean transportation, Characteristics of shipping transport- Types of Ships.

Unit II

Containerization: Genesis, Concept, Classification, Benefits and Constraints; Inland Container Depot (ICD): Roles and Functions, CFS, Export Clearance at ICD; CONCOR; ICDs under CONCOR.
Packing and Packaging: Meaning, Functions and Essentials of Packing and Packaging, Packing for Storage- Overseas Shipment-Inland-Transportation- Product content Protection, Packaging
Types: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary- Requirements of Consumer Packaging, Channel Member Packaging and Transport Packaging – Shrink packaging –Identification codes, bar codes, and electronic data interchange (EDI)- Universal Product Code- GS1 Standards- package labels- Symbols used on packages and labels.

Unit III

Special Aspects of Export logistics: Picking, Packing, Vessel Booking [Less-than Container Load(LCL) / Full Container Load (FCL)], Customs, Documentation, Shipment, Delivery to distribution centers, distributors and lastly the retail outlets- Import Logistics: Documents Collection- Valuing- Bonded Warehousing- Customs Formalities- Clearing, Distribution to Units.

Text / Reference Books

  1. Bowersox, Closs, Cooper, Supply Chain Logistics Management, McGraw Hill.
  2. Burt, Dobbler, Starling, World Class Supply Management, TMH.
  3. Donald J Bowersox, David J Closs, Logistical Management, TMH
  4. Pierre David, “International Logistics”, Biztantra.
  5. Sunil Chopra, Peter Meindl, Supply Chain Management, Pearson Education, India.

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