University Of Greenwich E-logistics and Supply Chain Management

By | 8th June 2017

University Of Greenwich E-logistics and Supply Chain Management

E-Logistics and International Supply Chain Management

COURSE SPECIFICATION

Course title: E-Logistics and International Supply Chain Management
Course code: BUSI 1150
School: Business
Level: 7
Credits: 15
The concept of integrating business units within a business and between businesses has gained an increased validity by managers. There has been a growing recognition that it is through logistics and supply chain management that the twin goals of cost reduction and service enhancement can be achieved.This course exposes students to the Master’s level understanding of the nature of global logistics and supply chain networks, and the major issues likely to be encountered in these areas. It also improves students’ knowledge and understanding of the current academic and pragmatic approaches to logistics and supply chain management.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be expected to have the following:

University Of Greenwich E-logistics and Supply Chain Management

Knowledge and understanding

Students will be able to:
• Understand the key factors on which logistics and supply chain management decisions are based
• Appreciate the influence of integrated supply chain management on major functional activities, such as marketing, product design, information systems, manufacturing planning and control, inventory management, human resource development and financial planning, forecasting, sales, quality management, and other relevant areas
• Evaluate the impact of information communications technology (ICT) on supply chain management
• Understand the idea of a service-driven logistics system, based upon identified service priorities, and a customer base, segmented according to the service requirements
• Analyse the major challenges faced in implementing an integrated supply chain management strategy.

Intellectual skills

Students will be able to:
• Appreciate the contribution of logistics and supply chain management to competitive strategy
• Understand the importance of strategic direction, productivity and value advantage
• Understand the reflective and reasoned approaches to the subject matter
• Balance time and resources to deliver a range of formally and informally assessed outcomes
• Apply theory to practical situations and reflect critically on this.

Transferable skills

Students will be able to:
• Explain the importance of the most significant aspects of supply chain integration and globalisation, such as focused factories, centralisation of inventories, and postponement and localisation
• Appreciate the effect of e-business upon supply chain networks
• Use information systems such as spreadsheets and word processing
• Evaluate the quality of different sources of information.

University Of Greenwich E-logistics and Supply Chain Management

Content

• Supply chain perspective
• The e-supply chain customer relationship management
• The customer service dimension and collaboration
• Integration in supply chains lean and agile logistics strategies
• E-fulfilment and e-procurement.

Teaching and learning

This course is delivered through a series of structured lectures, tutorials, workshops, self-managed exercises and supervised learning activities. Students are guided through practical exercises during tutorial sessions where they will critically appraise the practice of reading academic papers. Additionally, they are encouraged to be proactive and generate ideas for critical discussions during seminars and lectures.

Assessment

Essay – 30%. Research report – 70%.