Core Module Information
Module title: Global Logistics and Supply Chains

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SOE11147
Module leader: Eoin Plant
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module applies key concepts of logistics and supply chain management to provide you with an understanding of the strategic and operational roles of logistics in the global business environment.
Emphasis is placed on global and pan-European systems for materials sourcing and product distribution, to enable you to learn how businesses configure their supply chains to compete in today’s major trading blocs. Early topics identify key issues in global logistics and contrast international and domestic logistics systems. Subsequent topics explore the main components of global supply chains and the
logistics activities involved in their management.
The module begins with an introduction to the characteristics of global logistics and a discussion of the role of logistics in international business. The module then covers the development of international trade, regional trading blocs and the logistics implications. The rise of global marketing and global logistics is then addressed in the context of the international business environment, requiring the management and operation of inbound supplies and sourcing, manufacturing, global distribution channels, international
transport and international order management. Contemporary issues arising out of the former that will be explored in the latter part of the module include the rise of e-logistics and new developments and organisational issues in developing European and global logistics systems.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Assess contemporary concepts and principles of global logistics and supply chain management in theory and practice.

LO2: Critically reflect on the role of logistics in achieving the organisation's international marketing and business development goals.

LO3: Critically engage with a range of technical considerations involved in planning and operating global supply chains.

LO4: Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of global logistics systems.

LO5: Critically assess the issues and problems related to the development of global and pan-European logistics systems.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Eoin Plant
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic and how to study the module, together with core academic theory relating to the topic.

These will outline the main topics to be considered in the course, introducing you to the key features of global logistics (LO1, 2, 5) and teaching specific analysis techniques (LO1, 3-4). You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. Each unit will engage you in the learning process, enable you to develop the key issues further and encourage integration of reading material (LO1-5). The online materials
will encourage you to reflect upon your experiences and learning.

To support your learning, you will have access to module specific materials which will comprise of the following: A module introduction/overview, including learning outcomes, and summary of key learning points; eleven units of learning - an introductory/module overview unit, followed by ten subject specific unit. Lectures, supported by tutorial and workshop activities will facilitate the development of key skills such as communication, reflective learning and critical thinking.

Scholarship skills are developed through the research necessary for completion of the assessment together with adopting an appropriate writing style, referencing and the synthesis of information from a variety of sources.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment takes place throughout the weeks of attendance.

Summative Assessment:
Component 1, 50%:
2,000 word report; LO 1, 2

Component 2, 50%:
2,000 word report; LO 3, ,4, 5

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 161
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1,2 7
Report 50 3,4,5 13
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Global Logistics and Supply Chains