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MN50634: Business logistics management

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 20%, EX 80%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Group Presentation (CW 20%)
  • Examination (EX 80%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
This unit's objectives are to provide an overview of current logistics and distribution practices to help create an understanding of the basic components of logistics management and what is considered best practice today.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the unit, students should be able to:
* Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the concepts and approaches used to analyse and resolve logistics problems
* Apply and critique theories of logistics management in practical applications
* Appreciate the role of logistics within the context of a supply chain management

Intellectual skills
* Capability to apply theory to the analysis and diagnosis of the challenges of managing global logistics networks
* Understanding of different models for managing logistics
Practical skills
* Ability to analyse the challenges facing a logistics manager (T, F)
* Application of models, tools and techniques relevant to the management of today's global logistics networks (F, A)
Transferable skills
* Ability to manage and work in teams with an awareness of issues such as culture and gender, to identify learning/working styles and to use these to the benefit of the individual and the team (F)
* Facility to communicate, preparation and production of effective business reports (T, F, A)

The unit will apply a managerial focus approach to integrating various logistical activities. This approach covers the complexities associated with the integrated flow of raw materials, in-process goods, finished goods, and information from point-of-origin through the production process to the end consumer. The course provides an understanding of how these activities work together to provide required levels of customer services.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN50634 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • TMMN-AFM42 : MSc Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management


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