Warehousing and Global Transportation Management - BUSN9058

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 7 15 (7.5) Yutong Wu checkmark-circle


In a growing population, how do business meet the growing demand for consumer goods? How do businesses tackle increased demand while being mindful of costs and margins? You will master inventory techniques, warehousing practices and mathematical models behind solutions that help businesses source, store and deliver their products. You'll understand the tools and techniques behind successful storage and logistics operations in the modern business setting.


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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