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: Berna Topak
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

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

Timetables
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
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Berna Topak
Module Organiser:


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


Assessment
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