|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay (2,500 words)||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Written report (2,500 words)||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Essay (2,500 words)||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Written report (2,500 words)||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Outline the main issues involved in logistics management.
2. Discuss the logistical challenges associated with the demands of modern supply chains
3. Explain the evolution of containerisation and discuss its impacts.
4. Evaluate the role of ICT in modern logistics and the effective management of supply chains.
5. Demonstrate understanding of the conflicts between modern logistical demands and environmental issues.
This module introduces and explores the crucially important subject of global logistics, in particular the role of containerization and maritime logistics. The effects of containerization on world trade due to the dramatic reduction in transport costs and opportunities thus afforded to businesses are hard to over-estimate and yet remain unknown to most students of business. A working knowledge of logistics is vital to a proper understanding of business, particularly at the international level.
How logistics relates to supply chain management
Challenges to efficient management of logistics
Air, land and sea: the characteristics of different modes
The evolution of the container
Transformation of global logistics by the container
Impacts of containerization on world trade
The role of ICT (including RFID and GPS) in modern logistics
Cold chain issues
Current topics in maritime logistics
Customs, tariffs and legislative issues
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Analysis of financial and other numerically based company reports.|
|Communication||Develop communications skills including presentation and listening skills. Improve literacy skills by reading and writing about global logistics.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Devise and apply realistic self-learning strategies, review and monitor overall performance, be aware of time management techniques.|
|Information Technology||Use a range of commonly used software packages, prepare and analyze data, present information.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Students will be able to use the skills learnt in this module to enhance their career opportunities.|
|Problem solving||Identify problems. Develop creative thinking approaches to problem solving. Evaluate advantages and disadvantages. Construct a rational proposal in response to a problem.|
|Research skills||Carry out research into global logistics. Identify relevant source material for assignments and case studies.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Students will be able to understand, and analyze global logistics, and consider how management of logistics can provide a competitive advantage and capacity requirements in their chosen career and organization.|
|Team work||Understand the concept of group dynamics, contribute effectively to group activities, participate in group discussions and seminars.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6