Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management: A Critical Evaluation
International Journal of Business and Economics Research
Volume 3, Issue 2, April 2014, Pages: 82-88
Received: Mar. 23, 2014; Accepted: Apr. 20, 2014; Published: Apr. 30, 2014
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Shlomo Globerson, School of Business, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, Azrieli College of Engineering, Jerusalem, Israel
Gal Wolbrum, Maccabi Health Care, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Abstract
The purpose of this research is to identify the content of Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management, as perceived by course instructors and textbook content, and identify the core subjects of the discipline. The study is based on review and content analysis of two samples; 30 syllabi used for teaching a basic course, and 10 textbooks that are dedicated to the discipline. A list of belonging subjects was identified, importance for each subject was estimated, and the level of agreement between the syllabi and the textbook samples was evaluated. Results identified 27 relevant subjects, of which eight were identified as "core subjects". The core subjects are: Information and technology, Inventory, Overview and concepts, Transportation and conveying, Logistics flow, Facility location, Customer service, and Performance measurement. There is a high level of agreement within each sample and between the two samples, with regard to the relative importance of the identified subjects. The above results support an agreed framework for a Logistics Management course, which becomes a common one in different management programs.
Keywords
Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management, Content Analysis, Syllabus
To cite this article
Shlomo Globerson, Gal Wolbrum, Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management: A Critical Evaluation, International Journal of Business and Economics Research. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2014, pp. 82-88. doi: 10.11648/j.ijber.20140302.15
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