RLMT501 - Practical Applications in Economics Analysis
Course Code: RLMT501 Course ID: 4315 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course is a comprehensive study of problem formulation and calculating return on investment (ROI) in project management, such as applications for reverse logistics. The student will develop engineering economic analysis solutions to case study problems of returns, recalls, recycling, repackaging, waste management, as part of learning how to design a reverse logistics network or supply chain.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|02/24/20 - 07/31/20||08/03/20 - 09/27/20||Summer 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
LO-1 Design a virtual reverse logistics network
LO-2 Engineer a virtual network to support reverse logistics in an organization
LO-3 Construct a method to calculate an economic return on investment analysis that includes both tangible and intangible benefits
LO-4 Debate and describe the basic principles regarding returns, recalls, recycling, repackaging and waste management as applied to reverse logistics
LO-5 Recommend an economic solution for returns within reverse logistics
LO-6 Develop an economic solution for recalls as applied to reverse logistics
LO-7 Develop an economic solution for repackaging as applied to reverse logistics
LO-8 Develop an economic solution for recycling as applied to reverse logistics
LO-9 Develop an economic solution for waste management as applied to reverse logistics
Forum and Participation Assignments:
Post answers to the assignment questions directly to the discussion boards as new messages and post them only in the Forums . You must also provide a substantive response to at least one other student. I expect a minimum of a 300 word answers on the topics and a minimum of 200 words of substantive response to another student’s comments. While we do not need to agree, we do need to be polite and professional. All the work posted in the Forums must be correct in terms of punctuation spelling grammar vocabulary, syntax and any in-text citations. Writing style should follow APA guidelines. Remember that all materials must be loaded directly to the discussion boards, and, associated with the correct assignment/board.
Everyone is expected finish by the end of the week, which is Sunday night therefore, “The initial submission for each Forum is due no later than Thursday night of the assignment week”
Go to Assignments area of the classroom for more details on these requirements.
|Week 1 Forum||3.00 %|
|Week 2 Forum||3.00 %|
|Week 3 Forum||3.00 %|
|Week 4 Forum||3.00 %|
|Week 5 Forum||3.00 %|
|Week 6 Forum||3.00 %|
|Week 7 Forum||3.00 %|
|Week 8 Forum||3.00 %|
|Paper Assignments||20.00 %|
|Week 2 Paper||10.00 %|
|Week 3 Paper||10.00 %|
|Case Study||30.00 %|
|Week 4 Case Study||10.00 %|
|Week 6 Case Study||10.00 %|
|Week 7 Case Study||10.00 %|
|Research Paper||20.00 %|
|Week 8 Final Research Paper||20.00 %|
|Week 1 Paper||6.00 %|
|Week 1 Paper||6.00 %|
Reverse Logistics Reading and Videos:
Reverse Logistics Association
What is reverse logistics? (website and video)
Enterprise Reverse Logistics
This are links to videos that describes a typical reverse logistics process
Transportation Research Board: TRB Special Report 308: The Safety Challenge and Promise of Automotive Electronics: Insights from Unattended Acceleration.
Toyota Recall Press Releases: http://www.toyota.com/recall/all_newsroom.html
Hsu, H., Alexander, C., Zhu, Z (2009). Understanding the reverse logistics operation of a retailer: A pilot study. Industrial Management + Data Systems (109,4), pp. 515-531. Emerald Group Publishing (available in APUS library).
Kumor, S., Dieveney, E., Dieveney, A. (2009). Reverse logistics process control, measures for the pharmaceutical industry supply chain. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management (58,2), pp. 188-204. Emerald Group Publishing (available in APUS library).
Skinner, L. & Bryant, P., Richey, G. (2008). Examining the impact of reverse logistics disposition strategies. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management (38, 7), pp. 518-539. Emerald Group Publishing (available in APUS library).
Stock, J. & Mulki, J. P. (2009). Product returns processing: An examination of practices of manufacturers, wholesalers/distributors, and retailers. Journal of Business Logistics (30,1), pp. 33-53. ABI/INFORM Global (available in APUS library)
Xiaoming, L & Olorunniwa, F (2008). An exploration of reverse logistics practices in three companies. Supply chain management: International Journal (13,5), pp. 381-386. Emerald Group Publishing (available in APUS library)
Read and review the below websites to understand different actual companies that specialize in reverse logistics and in particular, with regards to third party outsourcing of repackaging. Consider these companies as part of the Case Study for repackaging.
In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.
Reverse Logistics Association
Reverse Logistics Executive Council
Reverse Logistics Magazine
Reverse Logistics Professional
|Book Title:||Virtual Project Management Office (Ebook is available through the APUS Online Library- http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=http://ezproxy.apus.edu/sso/skillport?context=43996)|
|Publication Info:||Management Concepts, Inc.|
|Author:||Gordon, Robert L.|
|Book Title:||Green Finance and Sustainability : Environmentally-aware Business Models and Technologies- ebook available through the APUS Online Library|
|Publication Info:||IGI Global|
Not current for future courses.