The research paper should be based on a topic discussed in the readings (books, articles) or videos. The requirements of this paper include a cover sheet (course title and name, paper title, student name, and student ID), abstract, 5-8 numbered pages of text, and a reference page. The research paper requires at least five references.
Course Syllabus: Business Logistics is the set of activities involved in the flow of materials and products through an organization and through the supply chain to the market. This course examines and applies management tools and principles to these supply and distribution problems. Emphasis is first placed on developing a broad overview of the logistics field: what are its principal activities, decisions and how these activities produce value by supplying customer service through order fulfillment. Inter-functional coordination is reviewed by examining how logistics are coordinated or integrated with marketing and corporate strategy. Next, a thorough grounding in concepts, alternatives and tools for the primary activities of logistics: inventory, transportation, warehousing and order processing are presented.This provides the basis for examining issues in logistics system design, including stock location, sourcing, number and location of facilities and flow management.