Table of Content


Introduction to Logistics

  • Interface between Logistics Manufacturing
  • Logistics: Manufacturing issues in Customer Service
  • Production scheduling
  • Interface between Logistics Marketing

Material Management

  • Introduction
  • Objectives and Functions of Materials Management
  • Functions of Material Management
  • Secondary Functions

Distribution Channel Management

  • Functions of Marketing Channels
  • Importance of Channel Distribution
  • Types of Channel Arrangement
  • Type of Channel Members
  • Activities performed by marketing channels
  • Role of Intermediary in a Marketing Channel
  • Types of Intermediaries
  • Difference between Direct and Indirect Marketing Channels
  • Multiple Channels of Distribution
  • Channel Flow
  • Establishment Issues
  • Level of Distribution Coverage
  • Managing Marketing Channels
  • Selecting Channel Members
  • Implementing Channel Strategy
  • Evaluating Channel Performance

Warehouse Management and Control

  • Warehouse Management System (WMS)
  • Objective of Warehouse Management System
  • Warehousing
  • Benefits of warehousing
  • Warehouse operating principles
  • Warehouse strategy
  • Planning the distribution warehouse
  • Warehouse layout
  • Types of Material handling systems in warehousing


  • Importance of Transportation
  • Modes of Transport
  • Containerization
  • Advantages of Container
  • Classification of containers
  • Container Dimensions and Capacity

Supply chain Management

  • Porter Value Chain
  • Working of SCM
  • Integrated Supply Chain Management procedure
  • Manufacturing Flow Management
  • International Supply Chain and Logistics
  • International Supply Chain Management
  • International Commercial terms
  • Freight Forwarder as an important agent in Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management in Rural Areas

Distribution and Networking in SCM


  • Factors Influencing Distribution Network Design
  • Design Options for a Distribution Network
  • Selecting a Distribution Network Design
  • Cost Analysis and Measurement in SCM
  • Costs in supply Chain
  • Importance and Need for cost analyses
  • Analyzing supply Chain Cost
  • Classification of Supply Chain Costs
  • Analysis of the Supply Chain Cost Data
  • Performance Measurement
  • Supply Chain Measurements
  • Evaluation of performance  in  Supply Chain Management
  • Design Strategy in Supply Chain Management
  • Outsourcing
  • Design for Logistics

Mathematical Modelling in Logistics

Transportation, Assignment and Transshipment Problem

  • Applications of Network Optimization
  • Formulating Transportation Problem
  • Assignment Problem
  • Transshipment Problems

Network Models

  • PERT (Project Evaluation Review Technique)/CPM (Critical Path Method)
  • Shortest path problem
  • Dijkstra’s Shortest- Path Algorithm
  • Maximum Flow Problem
  • The Augmenting Path Algorithm
  • Maximum Flow Problem
  • Minimum Spanning Tree Problems
  • Formulating the CPM Problem

Role of Information Technology in SCM

  • Electronic Commerce (e-commerce)
  • Electronic Data Interchange
  • Bar Coding and Scanning
  • Data Warehouse
  • Internet
  • Intranet/Extranet
  • World Wide Web
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Manufacturing Process systems
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Distribution on Requirements Planning (DRP)
  • Supply Chain Planning (SCP)