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Fall 2021

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BLM101 - Principles of Business Logistics

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: This course explains the basic activities that support the efficient and cost effective flow of goods, starting with raw materials to their finished product state from the point of origin to their final destination in conformance with customer service standards. Specific areas addressed include the sharing of accurate and timely information, purchasing, transportation and distribution management, warehousing and inventory control, packaging, production planning and order fulfillment. Students should take this course during their first semester as a foundation for other BLM courses.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Describe common organizational structures and related operational functionality.
2. Summarize industry terminology; roles and responsibilities.
3. Describe how the core responsibilities of the logistics function extend from the firm to the marketplace.
4. Explain the benefits of a flat organizational structure in the marketplace.
5. Explain the importance of timely, data-driven decision making within the logistics function.
6. Apply critical thinking skills to basic logistical problems.
7. Explain domestic marketplace issues that necessitate the transition to supply chain management.
8. Explain international marketplace issues that necessitate the transition to supply chain management.
9. Summarize the cost impact of customer service on the logistics function.
10. Explain the financial benefit of an efficient internal logistics system to the organization.


Effective Term: Spring 2020