Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
The module aims to examine the nature and scale of the environmental effects of logistical activities. It will analyse current issues concerning logistics and the environment and show how firms can reduce the environmental impact of these activities. It will describe how firms can environmentally audit their logistics operations and present a framework for improved environmental management.
1. Introduction to the nature and scale of the environmental problem
2. Reducing the impact of freight transport on the environment I: reducing the demand for freight movement
3. Reducing the impact of freight transport on the environment II: transferring freight to less environmentally-damaging modes
4. Reducing the impact of freight transport on the environment III: City logistics
5. Reducing the impact of freight transport on the environment IV: Improving fuel efficiency and switching to alternative fuels
6. Reducing the impact of freight transport on the environment V: Improving the utilisation of vehicle capacity
7. Reverse logistics
8. Environmental management systems and industry standards
9. Internalising the environmental costs
10. Carbon auditing
11. Contemporary debate, e.g. the effects of online shopping on the environment
By the end of this module, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the impact of logistics on the environment
2. Demonstrate an understanding of ways of mitigating environmental damage
3. Demonstrate an awareness of sources of information relating to the topic
4. Appreciate the employment opportunities arising from successful completion of the course
5. Synthesise large amounts of information into meaningful outputs
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.
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