BM6304: Green Logistics

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BM6304: Green Logistics

Module Title Green Logistics
Module Code BM6304
Module Tutor Alan Marvell
School School of Business and Technology
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

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.

Indicative Syllabus

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

Learning Outcomes

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

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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