- Describe the function of logistics in a supply chain.
- Examine the types of inventory held in a supply chain.
- Identify the measures of effective information flow along a supply chain.
- Distinguish between the various balances a logistics manager must make.
- Explain where the bullwhip effect has the most significant impact in a supply chain.
Skill Level Intermediate
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