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This module is designed to explain the principles of logistics system design and evaluate the sensitivity of logistics system design to a range of internal and external factors. Included in the module is a review recent trends in the structure of logistical systems and examine how firms actually plan their logistical systems
1. Logistics system design.
2. Spatial dispersal of inventory in a logistical system.
3. Optimisation of warehouse location
4. Computer modelling of logistical systems
5. Retail logistics systems
6. Managing the retail supply chain
7. Development of the 3rd party logistics sector
8. Effects of ecommerce on logistics
9. Supply chain risk and resilience
10. Future development of logistics systems
By the end of this module, students should be able to:
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