INTRODUCTION TO LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Course Information
TitleΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΦΟΔΙΑΣΤΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΤΗ ΔΙΑΧΕΙΡΙΣΗ ΕΦΟΔΙΑΣΤΙΚΗΣ ΑΛΥΣΙΔΑΣ / INTRODUCTION TO LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Code12ΥΣ07
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolEconomics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorChristos Zikopoulos
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID100001514

Programme of Study: UPS School of Economics (2013-today)

Registered students: 596
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
OIKONOMIASSpecial Election636
DIOIKĪSĪ EPICΗEIRĪSEŌNCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)636

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600178421
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will - understand supply chain management problems - understand the strategies and techniques that help companies improve their Supply Chain performance and consequently upgrade their position in the market - be able to apply the quantitative methods necessary for decision making
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The topics examined include the following: Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Objectives of supply chain management. The value chain. Logistics operations. Inventory management and control, transportation, materials handling, orders fullfilment, demand forecasting, packaging, procurement, customer support and returns handling. Evaluation of logistics performance. Defining service objectives. Classification of customers, suppliers and products based on their value to the business. Service level and safety stock calculation. Flexibility in Supply Chains. Pull and push strategies. Postponement of diversification. Economic Order Quantity. Other inventory management systems. Variability in the management of supply chains. Increase in demand variability (bullwhip effect). Logistics services: 3PL and 4PL.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures833.0
Seminars833.0
Exams20.1
Total1686
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Christopher, M., «Logistics και Διαχείριση Εφοδιαστικής Αλυσίδας», Εκδόσεις Κριτική, Αθήνα, 2006. S. Chopra - P. Meindl, Διοίκηση Εφοδιαστικής Αλυσίδας, 5η Έκδοση, 2015. Βιδάλης, Μ., «Εφοδιαστική (Logistics): Μία Ποσοτική Προσέγγιση», Εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος, Αθήνα, 2008.
Additional bibliography for study
Taylor, D.A., «Διαχείριση Εφοδιαστικής Αλυσίδας», Εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος, Αθήνα, 2006. Λάϊος, Λ., «Διοίκηση Εφοδιασμού», Εκδόσεις Humantec, ΑΘήνα, 2010. Μπινιώρης, Σ., «Εισαγωγή στη Διαχείριση Εφοδιαστικής Αλυσίδας», Εκδόσεις Πασχαλίδης, Αθήνα, 2003. Παπαδημητρίου, Σ., Σχινάς, Ο., «Εισαγωγή στα Logistics», Εκδόσεις Σταμούλη, Αθήνα, 2004. Ballou, R.H., «Business Logistics / Supply Chain Management», 5th edition, Prentice Hall, 2004.
Last Update
02-12-2021