Logistics - Definition – concepts- activities - functions.

Transportation - warehousing, order processing, information handling and procurement. Materials management functions and control, inventory - Management in logistics system, inventory decision-making, MRP, MRP in systems, multi-echelons.

Distribution Management, Outbound logistics, Facility location, Classical location problems, Strategic planning models for location analysis, location models, multi objective analysis of location models, Overview Of Vehicle Routing Problems, Integrated Models Of Location And Routing, direct shipment, warehousing, cross-docking; push vs. pull systems.

Transportation decisions (mode, selection, fleet size), market channel structure. Logistics Customer Service, Modelling logistics systems, Simulation of logistic systems, cost effective distribution strategies, Value of information in logistics, E- logistics, risk-pooling effect, International and global issues in logistics, Integrated functional activities in logistics, Role of government in international logistics, Principal characteristics of logistics in various countries and regions.

Logistics in different industries: Third party, and fourth party logistics, Airline Schedule Planning, Railway Networks, Postal services, the maritime industries, health


1. Martin Christopher, "Logistics and Supply Chain Management", Prentice Hall, 1998.

2. David. Bloomberg, Stephen LeMay, Joe Hanna, "Logistics", Prentice Hall 2002