Course Information
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorMichail Mantas
Course ID600001098

Programme of Study: Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Registered students: 22
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course116

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: - plan, design and execute the key and supporting logistical functions; - decide on the appropriate type of supply chain operation, taking into account the characteristics of the products/services and their resulting requirements/constraints on supply chain operations; - adopt a systemic and holistic approach (integrative supply chain management) with simultaneous consideration of strong interdependencies and cost trade-offs among individual SCM functions; - apply the appropriate methods/tools and techniques for the optimization of supply chain design and operations, with special focus on facility location, transport modelling, as well as inventory and warehouse management.
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
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
The objective of the course is to introduce basic concepts and methods related to the planning, design and operation of contemporary supply chains of companies and organizations. The course addresses the strategic role and importance of the supply chain business function and discusses emerging trends and new perspectives on Supply Chain Management (SCM) in the global business and international trade context. Particular emphasis is placed on the decision support and optimization of supply chain network design, as well as the performance assessment of customer service, inventory control, and freight transport operations. The course will cover the following thematic units: i) supply chain operation, ii) demand/order management and customer service, iii) inventory management, iv) basics of freight transportation, v) supply chain network design, vi) transport modelling and vii) logistics in Greece and the World with particular focus on international trade and logistics.
supply chain operation, supply chain network design, order management and customer service, freight transport, inventory management
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
The major ICT tools used within the framework of this course are the following: - Email and (less often) skype communication. - File exchange/sharing through Dropbox and eLearning (Moodle) (e.g., course syllabus, lecture material, case studies). - Extensive use of Microsoft Office (mainly Word and Powerpoint)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment22
Written assigments80
Student Assessment
The course grading policy is discussed in class during the 1st lecture, it is explicitly stated in the course syllabus and is based on the following criteria: - Active class participation (incl. term paper presentation): 15% - Term paper deliverable/report: 25% - Final exam: 60%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δεν παρέχεται βιβλιογραφία μέσω του συστήματος Εύδοξος.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Chopra, S., P. Meindl, (2015), Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operation, 6th Edition, Pearson Education. 2. Bowersox, D.J., D.J. Closs, M. Bixby Cooper, and J.C. Bowersox, (2013), Supply Chain Logistics Management, 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill. 3. Simchi-Levi, D., P. Kaminsky, and E. Simchi-Levi, (2008), Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies, and Case Studies, 3rd International Edition, McGraw-Hill. 4. Jonsson, P., (2008), Logistics and Supply Chain Management, McGraw-Hill. 5. Chopra, S. and P. Meindl (Επιμέλεια Λ. Τσιρώνης), (2014), Διοίκηση Εφοδιαστικής Αλυσίδας: Στρατηγική, Προγραμματισμός και Λειτουργία, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα. 6. Bowersox, D.J., D.J. Closs, M. Bixby Cooper, and J.C. Bowersox (Επιμέλεια: Α. Νεάρχου, Φ. Βούζας και Π. Ρεπούσης), (2016), Logistics: Εφοδιαστική και Διοίκηση Δικτύων Διανομής, Broken Hill. 7. Jacobs, F.R. and R.B. Chase (Επιμέλεια Δ. Ασκούνης, Ι. Μαρινάκης, Α. Νεάρχου), (2012), Διοίκηση Λειτουργιών και Εφοδιαστικής Αλυσίδας, Εκδόσεις Π.Χ. Πασχαλίδης.
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