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TLMT441 - Advanced Business Logistics

Course Details

Course Code: TLMT441 Course ID: 3324 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Business Logistics is the set of activities involved in the flow of materials and products through an organization and through the supply chain to the market. This course examines and applies management tools and principles to these supply and distribution problems. Emphasis is first placed on developing a broad overview of the logistics field: what are its principle activities, decisions and how these activities produce value by supplying customer service through order fulfillment. Interfunctional coordination is reviewed by examining how logistics is coordinated or integrated with marketing and corporate strategy. Next, a thorough grounding in concepts, alternatives and tools for the primary activities of logistics: inventory, transportation, warehousing and order processing are presented. This provides the basis for examining issues in logistics system design, including stock location, sourcing, number and location of facilities and flow management. The organizational design of the logistics system across the internal supply chain is examined if time permits.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/21 - 06/03/22 06/06/22 - 07/31/22 Spring 2022 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/22 - 07/01/22 07/04/22 - 08/28/22 Summer 2022 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/22 - 07/29/22 08/01/22 - 09/25/22 Summer 2022 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/22 - 09/02/22 09/05/22 - 10/30/22 Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/22 - 11/04/22 11/07/22 - 01/01/23 Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

This course will explore the basic principles of business logistics. The student will learn these fundamentals, learn to apply the relevant and appropriate terminology, as well as utilize this knowledge through the application and analysis of case studies and current events. The student will be challenged to evaluate and re-­‐assess their knowledge levels of the different factors influencing Business Logistics. Assignments will include case studies and discussion topics.

  1. Describe relevant concepts in Business Logistics.
  2. Describe the international situations that influence logistical strategic planning.
  3. Analyze logistical issues faced by organizations.
  4. Identify appropriate management interventions in solving business logistics problems.
  5. Explain how business logistical strategies produce value in an organization.
  6. Formulate an individual philosophy regarding business logistics.

The ultimate goal of this class is to provide you with the skills and expertise to make you an integral part of a company, regardless of the actual department with whom you are working.

Required Course Textbooks:

Text 1 (Entire Text) Poirier, C. , Quinn, Francis J., & Swink, M. (c2010). Diagnosing greatness: Ten traits of the best supply chains.
Text 2 (Chapters 16, 17 & 18)

Blanchard, D. (c2010). Supply chain management best practices, 2nd ed.

Text 3 ( Chapters 1 & 2)

Rushton, A. & Walker, S. (c2007). International logistics supply chain outsourcing: From local to global.

Required Readings:

Article 1:

Atwater, C., Gopalan, R., Lancioni, R., & Hunt, J. (2010). To change or not to change: How motor carriers responded following 9/11. Journal of Business Logistics, 31(2), 129-­‐155.

Article 2: Ballou, R. (2007). The evolution and future of logistics. European Business Review,19(4), 332-­‐348.
Article 3: Morton, R. (2005). How to balance "on time" with "reduced costs. Logistics Today, 46(6), 27-­‐28.
Article 4:

Blanchard, D. (2004). Labor pains. Logistics Today, 45(2), 26-­‐30.

Additional Resources:

Videos- W. P. Carey, School of Business. SCM Video Series. Retrieved August 27, 2012 from­‐chain-­‐management/undergraduate/videos.cfm

Module 7, 9, and 10 only-
Module 7- Global Supply Chain Management
Module 9-­ Business Processes
Module 10 -­ Measuring Performance

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.