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Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: INB20008

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to enable them to critically analyse the theories of global logistics management and to apply these theories to model alternative approaches to solving global logistics and supply chain issues. This unit particularly focuses on the application of global logistics and supply chain processes to the government, non-government (third sector) and private sector organisations. An ancillary aim of this unit is to equip students with appropriate competencies to innovatively apply global logistic theories to improve company profits, alleviate human suffering and protect the planet simultaneously.


  • Introduction to supply chain management and logistics
  • Role of logistics in supply chain
  • Global dimensions of supply chain
  • Supply chain relationships
  • Supply chain performance measurement and financial analysis
  • Supply chain technology – managing information flows
  • Demand management
  • Order management and customer service
  • Managing inventory in the supply chain
  • Transportation-managing the flow of the supply chain
  • Distribution-managing fulfilment operations
  • Supply chain network analysis and design
  • Sourcing materials and services
  • Operations-producing goods and services
  • Managing reverse flows in the supply chain
  • Ethical and sustainability issues in supply chains.

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