GLOBAL LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
2017/2018, Special Term I
Non-Faculty-Based Departments (The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific)
Modular Credits: 4
This course aims to provide a unique enriching experiential learning opportunity to gain a broader understanding and insight into global logistics and supply chains. It will be delivered via an intensive two-week summer school programme at an international partner university, such as Kuhne Logistics University or the Logistikum at University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.
Adopting a case-based learning approach, students will experience challenging real business cases and workshops designed to combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in industry. Students will be exposed to educational content with high practical industrial relevance and innovative solutions for companies with state-of-the-art expertise.
The cases will follow the logic and lines of a global supply chain: starting with supplier evaluation, to usage of multimodal transport, cold chain logistics, set-up of SCM function in a company from scratch down to customer delivery, customer segmentation, and ending with the challenges of e-commerce and last-mile delivery.
Students will experience the real challenges of managing a global logistics and supply chain.
The summer school will also provide opportunities for close interaction and networking between students from NUS and the partner university. This will in turn help to promote international cooperation of partners throughout the global value chain, which is of fundamental importance for the future economy of Singapore.
LI5101 Supply Chain Management Thinking and Practice, or approval of Director (Degree Education), TLI-AP
Problem-based learning, company visits and presentations by company executives, case studies and analyses, and group project.
After each business case study visit, the students are expected to work in teams to do a case analysis for the company visited plus a presentation, which will be graded.
Four to five real business cases covering a number of global logistics/supply chain issues. Examples include:
Supplier evaluation and management, and performance measurement
Multimodal transport planning
Cold chain logistics, material flow and warehouse planning, warehouse management systems and logistics technologies
Customer segmentation and alignment, total cost of supply, market channeling,
E-Commerce and last-mile delivery, e-grocery, sales forecasting, pick-up process, packing for fresh and frozen food, marketing concepts to boost demand