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International Logistics
Ecole Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur (ESCE Paris)
Paris, France

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Commerce, Logistics 200 English 3 39 None

The overall objectives of this course are as follows:
-Understanding the importance of the logistic function among other strategic company functions
-Optimizing global costs of the supply chain
-Optimizing client relations
- Make the difference between operational logistics, functional logistics and stratigic logistics
- Understanding the downstream logistics of distribution
- Understanding the upstream logistics of provisioning
- Participating in project management
- Developing logistics quality procedures
- Management of intra-Community trade

Teaching Methods:
Lectures, group work, visit of logistics platforms

- Press reviews
- Interviews with logisticiens
- Research work
- Reading cards

F. BOUDIER BENSEBAA Economie Vuibert 2003
E. COMBE Précis d'économie PUF 2002
J.D. LECAILLON Economie contemporaine, analyse et diagnostics De Boeck 2001
N.G. MARKIEW Principles of Economics The Dryden Press 1998
J.P. VESPERINI Les problèmes actuels de l'économie française PUF 2001

Course Plan:

Introduction: Various components in the job of the logistician: from integrated logistics to the supply chain


Chapter 1 - Logistics and management
A - The integrated logistics in a SME
B - The logistics approach in a large company
C - Management of change using logistics procedures
D - Logistics management in a company

Chapter 2 - The downstream logistics of distribution
A - Intra-Community aspects: fiscal and declarative obligations of European companies
B - Externalization of logistics
C - International logistics: globalisation of company activities, mastering intra-Community flow

Chapter 3 - The upstream logistics: provisioning
A - The supplier partners: learning the links between the purchasing function and the logistics function
B - Time limit management: mastering and incoterms: small batch production flow in production logistics, reduction of the cycle times
C - Quality control: comparison between the different international standards, the certification procedure, the advantage of a quality procedure in a company, development of a quality management system
D - Mastering the level of stocks: the buffer stock and its cost, Wilson's model, stock management in a risky future

Chapter 4 - Value analysis
A - The logistics constraints in product conception (employment, maintenance, support)
B - Cost compromise: scaling, diagnosis, gap analysis
C - Improving customer satisfaction and reducing cost


Chapter 1 - The internal logistics of production management
A - Management by quality: the different levels of benchmarking, determining the company production mode
B - The engineering of production: the three types of production (manufacture from catalog order, manufacture on direct order, assembly on order)
C - Computer-assisted manufacturing
D - Integrated production systems
E - Production organizations

Chapter 2 - The logistics of information flow
A - The panorama of new technologies: audit of company organization, links between the different actors in the company, synthesis of operational modes
B - Electronic commerce: e-commerce and e-logistics
C - The legal aspects of information technology
D - Reconfiguration of a company information system
E - Fixing logistics objectives for services and costs

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System:
This course is worth 5 ECTS credits.

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