Module Identifier MM31510  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator To Be Arranged  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Pre-Requisite EC10110 or EC10510  
Mutually Exclusive IL32610  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   2 Hours 2 per student  
Assessment Course work   1 piece of coursework   30%  
  Exam   2 Hours   70%  


To familiarise students with the main elements of logistics (ie transportation, storage, standardisation, information, processing), with the creation of an integrated logistics management system, and with distribution structures and their management.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should understand:

i)   the concept of customer service and how the logistic and distribution systems deliver service outputs

ii)   logistic systems, their components, design and management

iii) how the performance of the logistic and distribution functions can be assessed and the type of remedial measures that can be implemented.

Reading Lists

Fawcett & McLeish. (1992) Logistics Management.
Christopher, M. (2001) Marketing Logistics.
Gattorna & Walters. (1996) Managing the Supply Chain.
Rosenbloom, B. (1997) Marketing Channels, a Management Review. OR
Stern, El-Ansary & Coughlan. (1996, 2001) Marketing Channels.
McGoldrick, P J. (1990) Retail Marketing.