BM6302: Logistics Business Analytics

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BM6302: Logistics Business Analytics

Module Title Logistics Business Analytics
Module Code BM6302
Module Tutor Alan Marvell
School School of Business and Technology
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module explores the use of business analytics in the context of logistics need for evidence-driven decision making, problem resolution and problem solution.

Indicative Syllabus

This module examines the foundations of business analytics in a logistics context and focusses on key approaches for manipulating data to add business value in logistics. The module will cover strategies for the deployment and adoption of appropriate business analytic methods, tools and techniques throughout the organisation and evaluate trends that are emerging within this field.  The module will cover strategies for manipulating big data in various formats from a variety of logistical sources.



Learning Outcomes

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

1.    Critically evaluate the adoption and use of business analytics to manipulate big data within a logistics context

2.    Flexibly and creatively apply a variety of analytic methods, tools and techniques to analysing big data to solve real world logistics problems

3.    Critically evaluate emerging trends in business analytics and their applicability to adding business value

4.    Understand where to obtain relevant information about logistics and supply chain management trends

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 30
Independent Learning Hours: 120
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 20% Coursework: Group work, presentation: 15 minutes
002: 80% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 3000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements

Marks for each individual student in group work will be adjusted based on the individual student’s overall contribution. The approximate equivalent word count contribution per individual for the group work is 500 words (reflected in approximately 3 minutes presentation). Please note that is only an approximation and may vary depending on the number of individuals per group.



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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