Focusing on the unique aspects of logistics, this course provides a strong starting point from which students can explore the core principles of logistics management. It aims to develop your knowledge of how to plan and execute alternative logistics strategies, manage operational logistics systems and utilise the latest cyber-physical technologies.
Using in-depth case studies, the course aims to demonstrate the importance of logistics within a range of industries and invites students to explore management options across multiple sectors, including manufacturing, shipping, retail, transportation and distribution.
Students will have the opportunity to broaden their capabilities in a number of key areas such as logistics analysis and develop supply chains through the application of ethical concepts such as sustainability.
The course aims to furnish students with ambitions for higher study with an insight into some of the research areas that are currently of interest in the field of logistics.
This course is designed to appeal to natural problem solvers and to anybody looking to gain an insight into the key aspects of ethical global logistics management
The course aims to provide an in-depth and analytical understanding of logistics and distribution networks across a variety of industries both local and global, and give you firm foundation on which to build a long and successful career in retail, manufacturing or any other logistics-related sector.
Prospective students will be interested in gaining employment in the retail, manufacturing or logistics industries or may already have studied or worked in related fields. Part-time students are likely to be employed in the logistics economy and may be seeking promotion within their current company or to improve their employability in this growing field.
Why choose this course?
This dynamic course explores the different ways in which the management of logistics can significantly and positively impact not only on wealth creation and commercial competitiveness, but also the general advancement and enhancement of modern society.
Designed to meet the educational requirements for full membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), it aims to provide a strong foundation in business management and practices, together with the core disciplines of logistics management within a strategic and operational context.
The practical focus of the course helps to ensure you develop the analytical, strategic and operational skills necessary for management level employment with a global manufacturer, retailer or logistics service provider. You will consider how to plan and execute logistics strategies and operations in shipping, retailing, transportation, warehousing and distribution, using real-life problems and case studies, such as implementing a distribution network and deciding where to place inventory and warehouse operations.
The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering currently enjoys a global reputation for excellent teaching, outstanding student experience and exciting research. You will be taught by current academic staff who have many years of relevant industry experience, both here in the UK and overseas, in factory robotics, supply chain management, logistics and simulation (please note that staff are subject to change).
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