Logistics Management Concentration

Bachelor of Arts

Logistics Management is concerned with the movement, storage, and processing of materials and information across the whole of the supply chain, from acquisition of raw materials and components, through manufacturing, to delivery of finished products to end users. The Logistics Management concentration prepares graduates for careers in purchasing and supplier management; manufacturing logistics; transportation management; inventory, distribution, and warehouse management; information management; and customer service management.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the Business major and Logistics Management concentration, students should be able to:

  1. Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making.
  2. Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
  3. Apply business concepts in a business environment.
  4. Analyze a business operation and provide recommendations for improvement.
  5. Apply management principles to logistics and supply chain organizations.

LG3000 Logistics Management 3 credits 5 weeks

Offers an overall view of managing an organization by challenging students to integrate learning from all course work in solving complex management problems. 

LG4000 Transportation Systems 3 credits 5 weeks

Develops an understanding of the strategic role of freight transportation systems in supply chain networks. Emphasis is given to the components of transportation systems, including inter-modal and intra-model competition, their technological features, operational processes and cost con­ditions, the buyer-seller channels for acquiring transporta­tion services, and the strategic and tactical alternatives for transport procurement.

Prerequisite:
Logistics Management

LG4012 Warehousing and Terminal Management 3 credits 5 weeks

Focuses on the administration of warehouse and inventory management in logistics systems with analysis of customer service, forecasting inventory, investment, layout design, and operation.

Prerequisite:
Logistics Management

LG4020 Strategic Procurement 3 credits 5 weeks

Offers special emphasis on the analysis of supply markets, supplier selection, building and maintaining key supplier relationships for long-term success, strategic planning, and use of information technology. This course develops an un­derstanding of the strategic framework, managerial issues, and best practices related to the planning and execution of “source” processes.

Prerequisite:
Logistics Management