An introduction to concepts, methods and techniques for engineering and development of logistics systems associated with product production/manufacturing, product order and service fulfillment, and product/service/customer support, utilizing system engineering principles and analyses. Specific topics include: logistics systems requirements, logistics systems design & engineering concurrently with product and service development, transportation & distribution, supply/material support, supply web design & management and product/service/customer support.
To provide students with concepts, methods and techniques for treating the logistics function associated with products and services as a system – during product and service design and development, production/manufacturing and product usage/service delivery – from concept through customer/product support that are essential for all business enterprises, especially e-business. Emphasis is placed on application of methods and techniques through problem definition & solving and case studies.
EMIS 7300 and 7301, or permission of instructor