Warehousing and Global Transportation Management - BUSN9058

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2023 to 2024
Spring Term 7 15 (7.5) Yutong Wu checkmark-circle


transportation centres and the different modes of transport have on the logistic and supply chain systems. It will also provide the student with an understanding of the warehouse management such as picking strategies and warehouse layout, packaging, etc. Students will be able to appreciate the use of appropriate methods that are used in practice and their impact in generating the company competitive advantage.

Indicative topics are as follows:
• Warehousing/Storage (the warehouse location, layout problem, storage equipment, picking strategies, packaging, labelling, etc)
• Inventory management (how much you need to stock to minimise your cost and retain your competitive advantage)
• Distribution & Global Transportation
o Global transportation and techniques adopted in practice (air, sea, railroads, trucks, motorbikes/bicycles, pipelines, others)
o Transport/road technology including software and hardware (trucking devices, software used, etc)
o Transport modelling and its impact on the environment and safety.

The module will be subject to continual refinement to ensure the content is kept relevant to logistic industry and CILT requirements.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 33
Private study hours: 117
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
VLE Test (20%)
Group presentation (20%)
Individual report (3000 words) (60%)

Reassessment methods
100% coursework.

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes:
1 critically evaluate the roles warehouses, transportation centres and the different modes of transport have on the logistic and supply chain systems;
2 demonstrate an in depth understanding of the suitable quantitative approaches used in warehousing and global transportation;
3 critically evaluate the use of such methods in practice and their impact in generating a competitive advantage.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 solve complex problems arising in warehousing and transportation;
2 communicate effectively to a variety of audiences and/or using a variety of methods;
3 use computer software such as Excel solver and Julia for modelling purposes.


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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