Module Title:Global Logistics
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. Problem Solving Exercises - student will work as part of a team and will work together to consider various logistical scenarios. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning - It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. Self-Direct Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The aim of the module is to allow the student to develop an appreciation of the issues to be addressed when dealing with the complexities of global logistics
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Review the characteristics of Global Transport Modes
LO2 Describe, and differentiate, the various types of logistics services
LO3 Assess and critique the key dimensions used in logistics to reduce environmental impacts
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Global Transport Networks and Modes
Review the worlds major transport networks and modes. Elements of Distribution; Global Infrastructure; Intermodal and Multi-modal Transportation; Stores, Hubs, Warehouese, and Distribution Centres, The role of intermediaries, The role of Inventory
The Global role of logistics
Logistics services, Logistics service providers, Selecting service providers and services, Security and logistics, Technology and logistics, Logistics costing
Sustainable Logistics
Sustainability and Logistics, Scale and efficiency, Best practice to reduce environmental impact of transport
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Prepare and present 1 40.00 Week 5
Project Group project to consider appropriate logistics service for a scenario 2 30.00 Week 8
Essay Academic essay 1,3 30.00 Week 12
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 1.50
Independent Learning Time 15 Weeks per Stage 7.13
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBLAW_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Law 7 Elective
CW_HHIBU_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business 7 Elective
CW_BBBBM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 7 Elective
CW_BBSCM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Supply Chain Management 7 Mandatory