IĀS706 Global Markets and Supply Chains

Code IĀS706
Name Global Markets and Supply Chains
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Logistics
Faculty Department of International Business, Transport Economics and Logistics
Academic staff Dmitrijs Solovjovs, Jānis Kuškins, Rinalds Pļavnieks
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course includes problems connected with supply chain management of global market, supply chain structure, beginning and final points planning, supply chain management methods and technology, SCM models and its specification, information flow management of forwarding processes, delivery time and accuracy factor evaluation, time factor and quality of delivery, lead time investigation for supply chains..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal of this course is to help students to figure out the main principles of supply chain management, improving investigation and decision making skills. The tasks of the course are: to investigate supply chain like system for manufacturers and trading companies; to acquaint students with supply chain management programs and methods; to analyze necessary information of supply chain, using mathematical and statistical methods, investigate information specification into decision-making processes.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Ability to define and use professional terminology of supply chain management. - Independent work, discussions in the practical classes
Ability to choose the optimal solution for supply chain processes planning, using special methods. - Tests during the study course
Ability to define company's role into supply chain; characterize differences between supply chain and logistic channel. - Practical works in groups and individually
Ability to create model of informational, financial and cargo flow for global market; assume supply chain flows; work out optimization project, systematize modelling results and theoretical information, working in groups and presenting results of works in groups. - Work in groups as well as discussions; students demonstrates ability to optimize supply chain flows.
Ability to evaluate customers orders as well as to model order fulfillment process. - Exam which includes course work results, as well as theoretical and practical issues
Course prerequisites basic knowledge of imitation modelling and operational planning.

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