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Technology & Operations

TO 621 Logistics
  2.25 hours Elective Terms Offered: W15(B), W16(B)
  Advisory Prerequisites: TO 552 or TO 605 or TO 551 or TO 593; can be taken concurrently 
  Logistics --- This course refers to the planning, implementation and control of the efficient forward and reverse flow and storage of goods, services, and information between the point of origin and point of consumption. This course trains students in the various aspects of logistics management. Primary topics include the management of inventory, facilities, warehousing and transportation, with in-depth study of these individual elements as well as examination of integrated logistics strategy and network design. Other topics with ancillary coverage include sustainability in logistics, international logistics and globalization, competition and co-ordination, role of information flow and IT, etc.

Instruction will be by a combination of lectures, case studies and numerical assignments. Students will also run computer simulations of a logistics system, as well as learn to use a commercial logistics planning software. Guest lectures and a facility tour may also be included. The aim is to train students to perform and manage logistical functions within an organization, as well as assess and design the overall logistics strategy of the organization.