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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5231M Managing Global Logistics and Supply Chains

15 creditsClass Size: 250

Module manager: Deepak Arunachalam
Email: D.Arunachalam@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

The aim of this module is to equip students with skills and knowledge to manage planning, transport, sourcing, distribution, logistics and supply chain management in a global context.
This module aims to teach students about global supply chain management and the role of international logistics systems.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:
- Critically analyse and evaluate contemporary problems facing global logistics and supply chains operations

Skills outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:
Subject specific skills
- Produce analyses and strategies for managing global logistics and supply chain operations.
- Analyse, synthesise and discuss current theories of managing international supply networks.
- Plan and implement a global sourcing or international distribution project.

Transferable Skills
- Communicate as an effective manager
- Communicate and collaborate in a team to solve problems


Syllabus

Indicative contents:
- Globalization and global business
- Offshoring, global production and sourcing
- Supplier relationships, procurement policies, make versus buy, operational issues in importing and exporting
- International trade, finance & documentation
- International shipping & intermodal solutions
- Global supply and international distribution networks
- Design, governance, control and co-ordination
- Working capital, price and contract negotiation, activity based budgeting, cost-benefit analysis
- Third/fourth party logistics providers, niche carriers and logistics partnerships
- Disruption, risk management, identifying vulnerabilities, resilient supply chain design and business continuity, global preparedness and crisis management

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
Workshop101.5015.00
e-Lecture101.5015.00
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


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Project3,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3,000 words coursework.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 15:20:02

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