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ITLS5250: Foundation in Global Logistics

An enterprise's profitability relies on its ability to deliver the products and services that customers want in a cost effective, timely and consistent way. In increasingly competitive and volatile markets, enterprises need a globally focussed, future looking vision for the logistics task, to maintain their competitiveness. Students undertaking this unit are provided a solid foundation in the language, concepts, techniques and principles that underlie the field of global logistics and supply chain management, as well as an understanding of the various components and interactions of the global logistics system. They develop an ability to evaluate how these concepts and components can contribute towards strategically effective and operationally efficient enterprises and supply chains, across a range of industries. Emphasis is given to the creation of customer satisfaction throughout current and likely future trends across all aspects of global logistics and the importance of risk management. Students are also given an overview of the quantitative techniques which support management decision making in the global logistics space.

Code ITLS5250
Academic unit Transport and Logistics Studies
Credit points 6
ITLS5000 or TPTM5001

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Explain advanced principles, theories and applications in global logistics management and their applications in various industry contexts
  • LO2. Evaluate global logistics and supply chain management concepts at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels and explore their impact, individually and collectively, on business performance
  • LO3. Analyse real global logistics problems and risks and develop innovative strategies to address these
  • LO4. Identify current trends across all aspects of global logistics and assess the implications, risks and opportunities for all relevant stakeholders
  • LO5. Apply a range of quantitative techniques that aid global logistics decision making
  • LO6. Apply fundamental or basic techniques of persuasive and professional communication to lead change and influence stakeholders.
  • LO7. Practice self-awareness and awareness of others, presentation skills, teamworking, individual autonomy and accountability in group work.