The enormous developments in communications and transportations technologies (mobile and cordless communication, Internet, overnight deliveries, etc.) acting as enablers, has encouraged and motivated the evolution of the supply chain and the techniques to manage it. Thus, this course focuses on the shift from tactical purchasing roles to strategic supply management roles. By reducing costs and improving service levels, management of the supply chain or logistics management has become an indispensable core competence and source of a sustainable competitive advantage thus a fundamental way of creating value potentials in the modern competitive environment.