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BUSN 1060 - Fundamentals of Global Logistics

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on logistics and supply chain activities with emphasis placed on transportation strategies, inventory management, warehousing, facility location, material handling, reverse logistics, and the integration of channel partners.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course students will be able to provide an overview of the activities in the logistics channel.


  1. Explain the logistical relationships within the supply chain.
  2. Identify the systems and total cost approaches to logistics.
  3. Recognize the importance of the effective utilization of information for logistics management.
  4. Explain the use of information technology and their logistical applications.
  5. Explain the value-added roles of logistics within the supply chain.
  6. Describe the roles and value that third-party logistic firms provide.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course students will be able to compute reorder points that minimize total relevant costs for inventory systems serving uncertain product demand and satisfying a variety of measures of customer service.


  1. Explain the importance of outbound-to-customer logistics systems.
  2. Identify the key steps in the order fulfillment process and the various channel structures that are utilized in the fulfillment process.
  3. Describe the major outputs of order management, how they are measured, and how their financial impacts on buyers and sellers are calculated.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course students will be able describe the effect of transportation upon the entire supply chain.


A. Discuss the key activities involved in transportation planning and execution.

  1. B. Explain current transportation management strategies used to improve supply chain performance.
  2. C. Discuss how information technology supports transportation planning and execution.
  3. D Describe the primary fulfillment processes and support functions of global distribution center operations.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course students will be able to examine transportation and inventory considerations in international logistics and distribution.


  1. Identify the approaches for coordinating with suppliers and strategic partners in a company’s global supply chain.
  2. Identify the macro environmental influences on international logistics.
  3. Discuss the process of domestic and international logistics.
  4. Explain the impact of government regulations and trade agreements on international logistics operations.
  5. Discuss global transportation options and strategic intermediaries.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course student will be able to recognize the role of warehousing in the global supply chain.


  1. Describe the roles of public, private, contract, and multiclient warehousing.
  2. Explain prominent operational issues in warehousing.
  3. Describe the primary fulfillment process and support functions in distribution centers.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES

  1. Logistics and the Supply Chain
  2. Supply Chain Management Concept
  3. Logistics and Information Technology
  4. Demand Management, Order Management, and Customer Service
  5. Protective Packaging and Materials Handling
  6. Transportation
  7. Transportation Management
  8. Distribution Center, Warehouse, and Plant Location
  9. Inventory Management
  10.  Warehousing Management
  11. Procurement
  12. International Logistics
  13. Logistics Systems Controls
  14. Organizing and Analyzing Logistics

Primary Faculty
Greek, Patrick
Secondary Faculty
James, Robert
Associate Dean
Johnson, Elise
Balsamo, Michael

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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