Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
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.
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
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.
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