Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College

Logistics Management

Transportation and Logistics Certificate Program

Logistics Management

Module Details

Total Clock Hours: 30

"Logistics is that part of supply chain management that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and storage of goods, services, and related information between the point of origin and point of consumption in order to meet customers' requirements. " (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, 2003)  The logistics management module explores the different facets of this definition and has the following objectives:

  • Understanding the functions comprising logistics, how these functions interact, and how logistics can be managed as a system to reduce total cost;
  • Recognizing how logistics affects customer service, corporate performance and competitive advantage;
  • Identifying the key logistics processes that span multiple enterprises and how managing logistics as a supply chain process creates values for the end-user and all key stakeholders;
  • Developing effective strategies for logistics managers to improve corporate performance while simultaneously increasing customer service and improving corporate performance..

Textbooks Required for Module

Supply Chain Management: A Logistics Perspective
Authors: John Coyle, John Langley, Brian Gibson, Robert Novack, Edward Bardi
ISBN: 9780538479189  |  Edition: 9
Purchase at: Amazon or Publisher Website

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