IIND-2203 Logistics

The logistics course covers different conceptual elements related to Supply Chain management. The basic components of the Supply Chain (customer service, transport management and inventory management) are analyzed from a systemic, comprehensive standpoint. Students gain Logistics Management skills, as they study the basic components and processes from an optimum vendor, resource and client management perspective. Emphasis is made on the fact that the use of new information and communication technologies allows strengthening the efficiency of Logistics processes in the organization. Process integration models are studied, such as the SCOR model, and logistics processes are modeled through the use of mathematical models in the transportation, supply chain strategic design and inventory areas. The analysis methodology includes workshops where the logistics reality is analyzed by studying cases of Colombian companies. In such regard, students are encouraged to use prior knowledge acquired in inventory models, forecast techniques, cost analyses, transport models, optimization techniques and simulation, among other topics.