ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title LOGISTICS AND PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION
Code EBUS609
Coordinator Dr D Li
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Dongli@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 12

6

      6

12

36
Timetable (if known) 60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
      60 mins X 1 totaling 6
60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
 
Private Study 114
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Individual assignment. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When): 2  -1500 words    50       
Individual assignment. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When): 2  -1500 words    50       

Aims

This module aims:

To provide students with a thorough grounding in contemporary logistics operations and business management;

To cover specific topics including intermodal operations, transportation selection, warehousing and distribution management, 3PLs, tendering for contracts, reverse and green logistics services, port centric maritime logistics, the concept of adding value in logistics and optimising logistics operations.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Be able to apply the criteria for selecting a mode of transport.

(LO2) Be able to manage logistics operations in the supply chain context.

(LO3) Be able to evaluate logistics operations performance and its impact on the competitiveness of the business.

(LO4) Be able to identify good strategies of transportation service in an international context.

(S1) Adaptability. Developed through case study analysis to develop an understanding of how and why theory and practice change and how to adapt.

(S2) Problem solving skills. Developed through case study analysis to be able to match approaches and techniques with problems and be able to evaluate the solution.

(S3) Commercial awareness. Developed through lectures and research reading and case studies to understand business challenges in different sectors.

(S4) Organisational skills. Developed through completing assignments to time and organising work and time for allocated tasks.

(S5) Communication skills. Developed through interaction in class, discussion of case studies and practicing communication skills for presenting and arguing.

(S6) International awareness. Developed in lectures and through discussion of case studies; the business context and the theoretical development of management approaches are presented in an international context to enable students understand the differences.

(S7) Lifelong learning skills. Developed through self-study in researching and working through case studies.

(S8) Ethical awareness. Developed in lectures, self-study reading and case studies. Ethical issues will be presented to make students aware of the issues in both research and practice.

(S9) Leadership. Developed through discussion in class to practice organising and communicating work with others for targeted outcomes.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Hybrid delivery, with social distancing on campus.

1 hour online asynchronous learning per week x 12 weeks
1 hour face-to-face synchronous lecture per week x 12 weeks
1 hour face-to-face seminar every other week x 6 weeks
1 hour face-to-face peer-to-peer learning every other week (unscheduled) x 6 weeks
Self-directed learning x 114 hours

Students will make use of self-directed learning hours to undertake research which will enhance their understanding of the theoretical and practical challenges of the subject, prepare for discussion of case studies and undertake revision in preparation for assessments.


Syllabus

 

Logistics and transportation:

Transportation means - air, road, sea, pipeline, rail, inland waterways. Selection criteria - types of cost analysis, intermodal operations;

Distribution management - strategies, cost modelling, logistics partnerships, measures of logistics performance, facilities location, computer-based planners. Warehousing - storage location, cross-docking, containerisation, packaging and palletisation, the wider role of warehouses;

The concept of 3rd party logistics (3PL) and how 3PL providers add value.

Ports and maritime logistics operations:

Maritime port operations management – ports and their functions; criteria for port location; port access and interface with other transport modes; terminal layout/facilities/constrains/operations planning; analysis of port performance;

Port centric logistics network management - collaboration strategies, support from information systems, route/mode planning and optimisation of logis tics networks.

Eco-logistics and supply chain sustainability:

Logistics planning along with environmental policies, best practice in reducing the environmental problems associated with freight and logistics activities, reverse logistics activities for product lifecycle management.


Recommended Texts

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