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ITLS6101: Global Freight Logistics Management

This unit provides students with an understanding of the management of international freight, including express, freight forwarding, rail, trucking, air freight and ocean shipping. The unit covers underlying supply chain drivers of international trade flows and the demand for capacity in different freight transport modes, as well as industry structure, institutional environment (customs, etc.) and market access. Building on this background the unit highlights the implications for profitable international logistics operations. The unit focuses on corporate strategies around fleet and network planning as well as revenue and cost management. The material covered in the unit takes into account recent developments in global and regional economic activity and discusses implications for the various sectors of the air, sea and intermodal freight businesses. This unit involves case studies and industry presentations, and analysis from the perspectives of shippers, carriers, end customers, regulatory bodies and investors.

Code ITLS6101
Academic unit Transport and Logistics Studies
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of the international freight business (aviation, shipping and intermodal) and the factors that impact most on the workings of the industry
  • LO2. apply theoretical concepts of strategic management to the core issues faced by global supply chains and international freight transport (challenges but also opportunities for growth and innovation)
  • LO3. critically analyse links between strategic, tactical and operational perspectives in problem solving and decision making in internationally operating logistics and transport businesses
  • LO4. identify key elemental differences in international freight business models using appropriate analytical tools. Successfully employ datasets to make informed choices related to these different transportation providers
  • LO5. demonstrate acquired communication and vital team working skills through class presentations and a global supply chain design group exercise.

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