Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Supply Chain Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Overview of the logistics and supply chain industry. The logistics and supply chain context, importance of logistics and supply chain management to value offered, economic impact of logistics and supply chain industry, functions and operations, basic principles.

    RATIONALE: 
    The module focuses on the theories and practice of logistics and supply chain management. By taking this module students acquire an understanding of the context of logistics and supply chain management, as well as knowledge of the theory and tools of modern logistics and of related management processes and functions within the industry and its different segments. Students will also acquire an understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the context of logistics and supply chain management at the local, national and international levels.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this module, the student should be able to:
    1. Describe the nature, scope and structure of the logistics and supply chain operations.
    2. Explain the strategic and operational planning involved in creating and running a high value supply chain.
    3. Identify the dynamic implications involved in managing critical functions of logistics and supply chain management.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Classes consist of lectures, discussions, collaborative in-class small projects and specialized video presentations. Throughout the lectures students develop knowledge and understanding related to the subject content. Discussions and collaborative in-class small projects reinforce students’ cognitive and key transferable skills. Specialized video presentations familiarize students with professional skills and further develop their cognitive skills.
    - Office Hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor in order to consult and discuss issues related to the course's content.
    - Use of blackboard site, where instructors post lecture notes, assignments instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.