Logistics: Definition, Evolution, Concept, Components, Importance, Objectives; Logistic Subsystem; The work
of Logistics; Integrated Logistics; Barrier to Internal Integration.
Marketing and Logistics
Customer Focused Marketing; International Marketing: Introduction, Definition, Basis for International Trade,
Process, Importance; International Marketing Channel: Role of Clearing Agent, Various Modes of Transport,
Choice and Issues for Each Mode, Transport Cost Characteristics.
Basics of Transportation
Transportation Functionality and Principles; Multimodal Transport: Modal Characteristics; Modal
Comparisons; Legal Classifications; International Air Transport; Air Cargo Tariff Structure; Freight: Definition,
Rate; Freight Structure and Practice
Warehousing and Material Handling
Warehousing: Evolution, Importance and Benefits, Operating Principles, Alternatives; Material Handling:
Managing Warehouse Resources, Material Handling; Automated Material Handling: Order Selection Systems,
ASRS Systems, Information Directed Systems, Special Handling.
Containerization and Chartering
Containerization: Genesis, Concept, Classification, Benefits and Constraints; Inland Container Depot (ICD):
Roles and Functions, CFS, Export Clearance at ICD; CONCOR; ICDs under CONCOR; Chartering: Kinds of
Charter, Charter Party, and Arbitration.
Inventory Management and Packaging
Inventory Management: Introduction, Characteristics, Functionality, Components, Planning; Packaging and
Packing: Labels, Functions of Packaging, Designs, Kinds of Packaging; Packing for Transportation and
Marking: Types of Boxes, Container, Procedure, Cost, Types of Marking, Features of Marking
Terms of Sales: Introduction, Expert Sales Contact, International Contact Terms, CIF Contact, Duties of
Importers, FOB Contacts; Documentation in Logistics: Invoice, Packing List, Certificate of Origin, Bill of
lading, Shipping Bill, Marine Insurance, Bill of Entry
Information and Communication: Information Functionality, Principles of Logistic Information, Information
Architecture, Planning / Coordination, Logistic Information System Flow; Application of Technology In
Logistics: Electronic Data Interchange, PC, Artificial Intelligence / Expert Systems. Applications of New
Co-ordination – Role of intermediaries; General Structure of Shipping Industry; World Seaborne Trade and
World shipping; U. N. Convention on Liner Code of Conduct