Logistics and Supply Chain Planning - BUSN9960

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 7 15 (7.5) Chefi Triki checkmark-circle


Logistics and supply chain management is a critical component of the global economy. Given the significant planning and operational challenges, which innovative analytical tools are needed to increase the supply chain's efficiency and avoid disruptions?

You’ll be introduced to the realm of designing and managing the processes, assets, flows of material and information required to satisfy customers’ demands. You’ll also be given a set of appropriate analytical techniques that enhance efficiency while designing, planning, executing, controlling, and monitoring supply chain activities.

Learn how to create new opportunities for using supply chain planning as a competitive tool in this new era of globalisation and e-logistics.


Contact hours

Private study hours: 108
Total contact hours: 42
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Group presentation – 15-20 minutes (20%)
In-Course Test – 45 minutes (20%)
Individual Report (2000 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.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 Understand the complexity and dynamics of the different logistics and supply chain management activities, by identifying, analysing and deconstructing problems and improvement opportunities;
2 Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the suitable quantitative and qualitative approaches used in logistics systems and supply chain and provide means of solving real-world problems;
3 Evidence critical understanding of how supply chain management theories and techniques can be applied in practice for competitive advantage.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 Demonstrate analytical skills necessary for the analysis of problems and the identification of appropriate solutions;
2 Demonstrate integrative capability to negotiate and co-ordinate or eventually lead a team of multifunctional individuals;
3 Communicate effectively to a variety of audiences and/or using a variety of methods;
4 Use computer software such as Excel solver for modelling to systematically analyse the impact of each supply chain function decision on the overall performance.


  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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