CASE STUDIES IN LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Course Information
TitleΜΕΛΕΤΕΣ ΠΕΡΙΠΤΩΣΕΩΝ ΣΤΗ ΔΙΟΙΚΗΣΗ LOGISTICS ΚΑΙ ΤΗΣ ΕΦΟΔΙΑΣΤΙΚΗΣ ΑΛΥΣΙΔΑΣ / CASE STUDIES IN LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
CodeΔΥ10
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolEconomics
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorChrysoleon Papadopoulos
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID100001175

Programme of Study: PPS Administration and Economy (2013-today)

Registered students: 13
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Service Administration - Logistics Management, Supplies Chain and ValuesCompulsory Course216
Service Administration - Logistics ManagementCompulsory Course216

Class Information
Academic Year2013 – 2014
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
100024503
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
THE COURSES OF THE FIRST SEMESTER OF THE M.Sc. PROGRAM IN 'LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT'.
Learning Outcomes
Students have the opportunity to gain experiences in various practical aspects of Global Operations and Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the lectures of professors specialized in this interesting sublect.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Aim of the course: The purpose of this module is to combine Theory and Practice in Logistics and Supply Chain Management by providing state-of-the-art case studies of well-known multinational companies and how they handle their Logistics and Supply Chain operations. These cases have been chosen carefully from the international literature. These are also taught in various US and European Business Schools. The main target of this module is to provide practical applications in the area of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Specific carefully chosen case studies from the international literature (Harvard Business School, ESSEC Paris, Ecole des Ponts in France, Washington University in St. Louis: Olin School of Business, and other schools) are selected and assigned to the students of the second semester of the Master’s Program on Logistics Management. Within the context of this module, two German Professors from the University of Zwickau are coming as visiting Professors via the Erasmus Program and an Irish Professor from the University of Limerick, or the Waterford Institute of Technology ot the National University of Ireland, Galway, are delivering lectures. Students have the opportunity to gain experiences in various practical themes of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. CONTENTS OF THE COURSE PER WEEK: • (WEEK 1) Global operations and Logistics: Evolution and design and CASE 1: CASE 1-1(*): Centrum Co. • (WEEK 2) The strategic framework and CASE 2: CASE 2-1: Michelin A • (WEEK 3) The globalization of operations strategies and CASE 3: CASE 3-2: Pizza Hut Moscow • (WEEK 4) Global Marketing strategies and CASE 4: CASE 4-1: Talk to Me: Expansion in the Russian Telecommunications Market • (WEEK 5) Supplier network development and CASE 5: CASE 5-2: Rank Xerox France • (WEEK 6) Physical distribution and CASE 6: CASE 6-2: Laura Askley and Federal Express Strategic Alliance • (WEEK 7) Global Supply Chain Management and CASE 7: CASE 7-1: Eurofood • (WEEK 8) Logistics network design for global operations and CASE 8: CASE 8-2: The Logistics Impact of the Channel Tunnel • (WEEK 9) Risk management in global operations and CASE 9: CASE 9-1: BMW: Globalizing Manufacturing Operations • (WEEK 10) Risk management in global operations and CASE 10: CASE 3-1: Renault Mexico • (WΕΕΚ 11) Information management for global operations and CASE 11: CASE 10-1: Manugistics • (WEEK 12) Performance measurement and evaluation in global logistics and CASE 12: CASE 11-1: The China Lacquer Product Line • (WEEK 13) Organizational structures for global Logistics excellence. Summary, Discussion and CASE 13: CASE 6-1: Apple Computer's Supplier Hubs: A Tale of Three Cities. (*) The cases are from the main textbook by Dornier et al. (1998).
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
- PPT files, videos - blackboard - Search for bibliography via google, electronic library of AUTH
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Reading Assigment
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Project
Written assigments
Total
Student Assessment
Description
Written report and written final exam as well as analysis and oral presentation of case studies and projects by the students. GRADING: • CASE STUDY PRESENTATION: 20% • CLASS PARTICIPATION: 10% • WRITTEN REPORT: 30% • FINAL WRITTEN EXAMINATION: 40% FINAL WRITTEN EXAM: STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ANALYZE AN UNKNOWN CASE STUDY.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Main textbook: DORNIER, PHILIPPE-PIERRE, ERNST, RICARDO, FENDER, MICHEL, KOUVELIS, PANOS, ``GLOBAL OPERATIONS, TEXT AND CASES’’, 1998, WILEY. Further Reading: • RUSSELL, S. ROBERTA and TAYLOR III, W. BERNARD, ``OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT ALONG THE SUPPLY CHAIN’’, INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VERSION, 2009, WILEY. • BALLOU, H. RONALD, BUSINESS LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, 2004, INTERNATIONAL EDITION, PEARSON/PRENTICE HALL. • CHOPRA, SUNIL and MEINDL, PETER, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, STRATEGY, PLANNING & OPERATIONS, 2007, THIRD EDITION, PEARSON INTERNATIONAL EDITION, PEARSON/PRENTICE HALL. • COYLE, J. JOHN, BARDI, J. EDWARD and LANGLEY Jr., C. JOHN, ``THE MANAGEMENT OF BUSINESS LOGISTICS’’, SIXTH EDITION, 1996, WEST PUBLISHING COMPANY. • HUGOS, MICHAEL, ESSENTIALS OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, SECOND EDITION, 2006, WILEY. • BLANCHARD, DAVID, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT – BEST PRACTICES, 2007, WILEY. • BOLSTORFF, PETER and ROSENBAUM, ROBERT, SUPPLY CHAIN EXCELLENCE - A HANDBOOK FOR DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENT USING THE SCOR MODEL, SECOND EDITION, 2007, AMACOM. • POIRIER, C. CHARLES, USING MODELS TO IMPROVE THE SUPPLY CHAIN, 2004, St. LUCIE PRESS. MORE CASE STUDIES: • ΑΠΟ INTERNET • AΠΟ ΑΡΘΡΑ ΤΩΝ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΩΝ ΜΕ LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ΠΕΡΙΟΔΙΚΩΝ.
Additional bibliography for study
Διανέμονται μελέτες περίπτωσης στο σύστημα blackboard and/or Dropbox σε όλους τους φοιτητές του μαθήματος έγκαιρα και πριν την έναρξη του μαθήματος.
Last Update
10-02-2014