This course is divided into two major topics. The first will address global logistics and supply-chain management. Areas of interest will include international transportation modes, inventory control, packaging, storage, special trade zones, outsourcing, logistics security, internet utilization, and the environment. Emphasis will be placed on the future challenges in managing global logistics and the supply chain. The second will address the principles and concepts involved in negotiating internationally. Areas of interest will include the stages of negotiations, cultural differences, development of business negotiation plans, and contract writing based on negotiations results. The course will include a business negotiations simulation between an American company and a foreign company.
PREREQUISITES: IBS105 or permission of the instructor