As a professional in Logistics Engineering, you will acquire the necessary knowledge to be successful in your career, through the efficient design and operation of networks. You will be able to propose solutions and projections for warehousing, purchasing and procurement, inventory, logistic network design, merchandise distribution, international commerce, lean logistics and optimization of logistical systems.
The use of Internet to purchase goods and services, the increasing variety of these goods and services, and the easy access to products necessary to satisfy our demands in close proximity to our homes and workplaces has gotten us used to expect our demands to be met quickly, efficiently and at a reasonable price. As consumers, we have become the engine of organizations in such a way that the service they give us and our satisfaction are a fundamental part of a successful business strategy.
Companies must guarantee that the goods or services we demand be at the right place and at the right time. The challenge they face in order to meet these two goals is very big, because in globalized markets they must compete with companies all over the world and offer the best service to their customers. Companies achieve these two goals through logistics. Logistics is used to plan, implement and control the efficient and effective flow of goods and services, from point of origin to point of use. It is through logistics that an organization can create a distribution network that allows it to be competitive and viable in the market. Important decisions in this sense are: where to locate factories and warehouses, what kind of transportation to use, how much of each product to have in inventory, packaging to be used, technology utilized to receive and process customers’ orders, etc.
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE OBJECTIVES
As a professional in Logistics Engineering, you will be highly trained to analyze, from a theoretical, technical and practical framework, the areas of efficient design and operation of logistics networks, using resources, configurations and current limitations. Additionally, you will be able to correctly use the resources related to inventory and warehouses. Likewise, you will be able to carry out your career with responsibility and professional ethics in the interests of individuals and society.
In your studies in Logistics Engineering, you will be able to:
- Understand the available legislation of international commerce.
- Apply management and legal foundations to efficiently operate logistics networks.
- Master the principles and equipment of efficient distribution to achieve customer satisfaction.
- Use information instruments to plan, manage and design logistics systems.
- Administer the resources of inventory management.
- Solve problems related to material handling, transportation and distribution.
- Plan, manage and evaluate supply chains.
- Conviction to work for the common good and to strive for success.
- Openness in the area of knowledge, culture and interpersonal relations.
- Vision to accomplish goals through learning.
- Interest in different management methods and their applications.
- Predilection for computer, administration and design tools.
At the end of your studies, having acquired new knowledge and expanded your abilities, you will have:
- Knowledge of methods used to design, operate, and improve logistics systems and business procedures, using current resources, configurations and limitations.
- Outstanding ability in using managerial and legal fundamentals to operate logistics networks efficiently.
- Command of the principles and equipment of lean manufacturing to reduce costs, eliminate waste, shorten delivery time and increase customer satisfaction.
- Ability to use information tools used to plan, manage and design logistics systems.
- Skill to manage correctly the resources pertaining to inventories and warehouses.
- Ability to model and solve problems related to the management of materials, transportation and distribution of goods.