|Module / ECTS / Path / Specialisation||Module :Logistics and distribution management : 5 ECTS.|
|Discipline||Supply Chain Management|
|Open for visitors||yes (5 ECTS)|
|Working language :||English|
|Volume of contact hours :||27 h|
|Workload to be expected by the student :||81 h|
Track : Autonomous
|LEARNING GOAL 1 : Students will master state-of-the-art knowledge and tools in management fields in general, as well as in areas specific to the specialized field of management.|
|Students will identify a business organization’s operational and managerial challenges in a complex and evolving environment.|
|Students will understand state-of-the-art management concepts and tools and use them appropriately.|
|Students will implement appropriate methodologies to develop appropriate solutions for business issues.|
|LEARNING GOAL 2 : Students will develop advanced-level managerial skills.|
|Students will work collaboratively in a team.|
|Students will communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, in a business context.|
This course focuses on the strategic and tactical issues of distribution management and logistics. The emphasis is placed on:
1) How to successfully design and manage different distribution channels (B2B, B2C, B2G, C2B, C2G) and the integrated distribution networks (horizontal, vertical, corporate, franchising etc.).
2) How to integrate core logistic functions such as: customer service, transportation, inventory, order processing, warehousing/stock-keeping facilities and materials management.
3) What are some new trends in wholesaling, retailing and warehousing
4) What are the traditional store and the emerging non-store distribution formats in todays' business ?
5) How to chose a store & warehouse locations.
The course follows the simple management structure of Analyzing, Planing, Execution and Control so at the end the students will have to develop a basic one-year distribution plan for a company of their choice..
- Outline the main advantages & disadvantages of the different types of store and non-store distribution channels
- Review the implementation of conventional models in the field of distribution management & integrated logistics systems: decisions related to the selection of store & warehouse locations, order processing, storage, inventory, transportation & operational management
- Apply the main store and online merchandising techniques in the distribution of FMCG
- Describe Geographic information systems (as a combination of hardware, software, data, procedure and people) and critically analyse its implications in different business fields: transportation and logistics, markeing, finance etc.
1. The role of distribution and logistics in today’s business. How to successfully design a distribution plan
2. Store and non-store distribution channels in retailing.
3. Merchandising techniques in retailing distribution
4. Strategic & tactical modelling in distribution management and logistics
5. Integrated logistics systems: decisions on order processing, storage, warehousing, inventory, transportation and operational management.
6. Mid-term test
7. Presentation of the final projects
Distribution plan, store and non-store distribution formats, distribution channel strategies, logistics
1. Solomon, M., Marshall, G., & Stuart, E. (2014). Marketing. Real people, real choices. 7th ed., Pearson Prentice-hall
2. Vandercammen, M., Jospin-Pernet, N. (2010). La distribution. 3e éd., De Boeck
3. Rushton, A., Croucher, Ph., Baker, P., (2010). The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management. 4th ed., Kogan Page
4. Brman, B & Evans, J. R. (2004). Retail management: a strategic approach. 9th ed.
5. Ebster, C. & G. Marion (2011). Store Design and Visual Merchandising: Creating Store Space That Encourages Buying. Business expert press.
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