Core Module Information
Module title: Global Logistics Systems

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

Module code: SOE11153
Module leader: Sudipa Sarker
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management


Description of module content:

Logistics is a key component in the successful operations of organisations. In modern times its use to gain competitive advantage has increased in prominence due to a number of factors, including the development of e-commerce and omni-channel, the Covid pandemic, and the focus on sustainability and technology. This module will engage you in a variety of content, such as:
Global logistics; inventory management; warehousing; transportation; logistics relationships and third party logistics; network design and facility location; technologies to support logistics optimisations; logistics regulation and compliance; future strategies for logistics management in addressing the decarbonisation challenge, industry 4.0, and the physical internet.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically contrast various logistics systems used for managing forward and reverse goods movements in different contexts.

LO2: Critically evaluate the appropriate use of multi-modal transport in an international context.

LO3: Critically assess logistics performance including the effectiveness and efficiency of current logistics operations and potential areas of improvement.

LO4: Critically evaluate warehouse design and its role in supporting logistics and supply chain strategies.

LO5: Develop and critically appraise use of technologies in the context of logistics and supply chain.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sudipa Sarker
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

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1,2 7 , WORDS= 2000
Project - Written 50 3,4,5 14/15 , WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Global Logistics Systems