In this course the student will understand the evolution from classic visions of the supply chain (see in isolation the warehouse, transport, etc.) to the winning tendencies of managing the whole chain in an integral way to give better service to the client at competitive costs.
You will also see the relationships that are established between those responsible for the supply chain with other functions of the company (areas of Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, etc.).
In addition, the course introduces some general strategies that help us achieve this good level of service by reducing costs, especially "hidden costs" (Just In Time, ECR, etc.).
The main costs and factors affecting them are studied from a logistical point of view.
Finally, you will know the current trends, criteria and aspects to take into account for an eventual outsourcing of logistics services.
Manage the concept, scope and benefits of proper integrated supply chain management.
Analyse factors affecting logistics costs, and how to improve them.
Know the Just In Time and ECR philosophy, as well as others that help to rationalise costs in the supply chain (stocks, etc...).
To know what services are currently being offered by logistics operators, what are the trends and what factors to take into account for an adequate outsourcing of these services.
Objectives and scope in the company.
With Marketing and Sales.
With Production and Maintenance.
With Purchasing and Finance
With Quality and with Human Resources.
Extended concept of “Supply Chain”.
Benefits of the application of the integral vision in the supply chain.
Just In Time Philosophy.
ECR (Efficient Consumer Response)
Factors involved in logistics costs (number of references, seasonality, type of orders, product characteristics, etc.).
Logistical activities more usually outsourced. Evolution.
Advantages and disadvantages.
Guidelines to follow in a logistics outsourcing process.