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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5478M Global Distribution and Supply Chains

15 creditsClass Size: 280

Module manager: Dr Zhaleh Najafi Tavani
Email: Z.NajafiTavani@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: 1 May to 31 July View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

This module aims to provide students knowledge of international distribution and supply chain activities, the issues involved in physical distribution and logistics decisions, the importance of multi-channel systems and the role of channels in developing a competitive advantage.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Evaluate channel alternatives for optimal mode of entry to international markets and relate this to the importance of value chains for assessing market channels
- Assess the management of distribution channels in terms of partnership and control issues
- Evaluate and relate distribution strategy to levels of customer service

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Subject specific
- Critically evaluates and apply academic theories on global distribution and supply chains and present reasoned and logical arguments
- Tailor the distribution strategies to match customer buying patterns


Syllabus

Indicative content
Concept, structure and function
Channel institution
Distribution, logistics, SCM
Managing channel members
Motivating channel members
Environment of marketing channel
International distribution practices
The Marketing Mix
Channel growth
An insight into the professions - guest speakers from the advertising and marketing industry

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
e-Lecture102.0020.00
Seminar101.0010.00
Private study hours120.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hours examination

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:41:51

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