BM4202: Fundamentals of Logistics Management (Transport)

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BM4202: Fundamentals of Logistics Management (Transport)

Module Title Fundamentals of Logistics Management (Transport)
Module Code BM4202
Module Tutor Alan Marvell
School School of Business and Technology
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

The module aims to give students an understanding of the fundamental principles, definitions and theory which underpin the academic study of transport. It provides an understanding of the ways in which legislation, economic, social and demographic factors all affect the governance, funding provision and use of transport services and infrastructure. Likewise, the module will provide an understanding of the relationship between logistics and transport management and the basic principles and policies underpinning the movement of goods and passengers.

Indicative Syllabus
  1. Introduction to logistics and transportation
  2. Multi-modal transportation
  3. Transport economics and costings in transportation
  4. Global logistics and transportation
  5. Third and fourth party logistics
  6. Personal vs Goods transportation
  7. Transportation and the broader policy context inc. relationship with land use, planning and sustainability
  8. Deregulation, privatization and public subsidy in transport provision
  9. Strategic role of ports, air and sea
  10. Nature of goods – hazardous materials, perishable goods, livestock, high value good
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, students should be able to:

  1. Understand transport operations, and the relationship to supply and distribution chains, in the context of today’s business environment
  2. Describe the organization of transport policy and provision, and the institutions involved
  3. Explain how a variety of factors including economic, social, demographic and political issues affect transport policy and provision
  4. Demonstrate how transport affects the environment around it (Externalities) and how these effects can be evaluated
  5. Compare and evaluate modes of transport, and use transportation costing techniques in respect to the global environment
  6. Develop a logistics strategy for applications in a real business context

Understand the interplay between the public and private transport sectors, society and individuals

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 30
Independent Learning Hours: 120
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 40% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 1000 words
002: 60% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 2000 words
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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