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BUS 319 Logistics and Supply Chain Management : Reading list

BUS 319 Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Department: BSc Business Management 

Module Description: This module introduces the key concepts of supply chain management and logistics design. Supply chain management deals with the management of materials, information and financial flows in a network consisting of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and customers. The coordination and integration of these flows within and across companies are critical in effective supply chain management. The module addresses questions about the logistics design in supply chain; the sourcing of materials; the relationships with suppliers and customers; the use of information from end consumers; the coordination of information flows and the ways in which incentive systems can be arranged so that the sustainability and overall performance of the chain is improved.

Module texts

  • Chopra,S. (2019). Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operation. 7th ed. Pearson Prentice Hall. 6th edition available

Further readings

The cases which will be evaluated throughout the course are as follows:

1. Evolution of the XBOX Supply Chain

2. BMW Of North America: Dream It. Build It. Drive It.

3. Crocs: Revolutionizing an Industry’s Supply Chain Model for Competitive Advantage

4. Half a Century of Supply Chain Management at Wal-Mart

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