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SCM 200 - Supply Chain Logistics and Distribution

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This Logistics and Distribution course familiarizes the students with the basic concepts of product distribution and the terminology used in the logistics field. Students learn the process of planning effective product distribution and discuss methods of transportation and traffic management techniques. Other topics covered in introductory logistics classes may include inventory control, protective packaging and customer service.

Prerequisites: SCM 100  or consent of Department.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Winter Only
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Course Competencies
  1. Examine the Logistics function within Supply Chain Management (SCM).
  2. Examine the Distribution function of SCM.
  3. Compare the various types of transportation used in SCM.
  4. Assess the cost impact for the various modes of transportation.
  5. Interpret the timing impacts of the various modes of transportation.
  6. Explore the roles and responsibilities of the freight carrier within SCM.
  7. Discover the fundamentals of the warehouse functions as it relates to material storage and movement.
  8. Examine the practices of inventory control.
  9. Illustrate the usage of effective communications networks for material movement.
  10. Express knowledge of key SCM concepts of lead time, customs, tariffs and regulatory compliance.
  11. Explore the total cost concept to optimize the storage and movement of material.
  12. Examine the factors included in the global distribution of materials.
  13. Discover the types of transportation management systems (TMS) used for planning, scheduling and tracking.
  14. Explore the use of transportation terms as it relates to the responsibility of material ownership, cost of transportation and insurance during transportation.
  15. Examine the role of packaging and how it contributes to the identification, storage and movement of material.
  16. Examine the concept of risk management as it relates to material shortages.

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