BMGT44780 Business Logistics

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module explores the concepts, principles, and methods used to plan, organize, and manage business logistics activities. The module will cover a range of topics including collaboration, customs and trade management, transportation planning, warehouse management, digitalization, and the role of logistics in (sustainable) supply chain management. The main objective of this module is to guide students in gaining an understanding of modern business logistics, to critically examine logistics problems and to transfer the concepts and strategies discussed in class to a practical setting.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module, a student is expected to:

1. Demonstrate an appreciation for the role and importance of logistics, both as part of an individual firm and the larger supply
2. Explain how competitive advantage can be derived from improved logistics strategies.
3. Understand advanced logistics concepts, terminology, and techniques.
4. Integrate general logistics concepts and apply them to specific situations within and between firms.
5. Critically evaluate the intersection and importance of current digital technologies with logistics strategies.
6. Display both oral and written communication skills through class discussions and assignments.

Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Combination of class participation, individual assignments, presentations and group work Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Assessment will take place throughout the trimester

While there is no core textbook for the module, the following are recommended reading:

Warehouse Management, 4th Edition, Gwynne Richards, Kogan Page

Global Logistics, 8th Edition, Edward Sweeney and Donald Waters, Kogan Page

The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit, 3rd Edition, Gwynne Richards and Susan Grinsted, Kogan Page
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Fri 11:00 - 13:50

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