BM5402: Logistics Planning

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BM5402: Logistics Planning

Module Title Logistics Planning
Module Code BM5402
Module Tutor Alan Marvell
School School of Business and Technology
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

The module aims to provide an overview of the logistics planning activities for local, national and international trade. It will discuss the importance of demand management and logistical information systems together with order management and physical distribution quality service. It will also explore the influence and impact of the internet on logistics planning.

Indicative Syllabus

1.    Overview of Logistics Planning

2.    Planning activities in the logistical channel

3.    Logistical Information Management

4.    Transaction process planning

5.    Enterprise logistics planning and control

6.    Demand management

7.    Packaging and modal transport planning

8.    Order management

9.    Planning customer service

10.  The influence of the Internet

11.  Physical Distribution Quality Service

12.  International Logistics Planning case

13.  Recovery and Escalation

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Understand the importance of logistics planning as part of the trading activity

2. Discuss the importance of demand management and logistical information systems

3. Understand the influence and impact of the internet on logistics planning.

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: 1500 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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