Module Details

Module Code: LOGI C4304
Module Title: Global Logistics
Title: Global Logistics
Module Level:: 8
Credits:: 5
Module Coordinator: Myles Kelly
Module Author:: Larry Banville
Module Description: 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 will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
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
Module Recommendations

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

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Additional Requisite Information
No Co Requisites listed
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
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%


Full Time

Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Presentation % of Total Mark 40
Timing Week 5 Learning Outcomes 1
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
Prepare and present
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 30
Timing Week 8 Learning Outcomes 2
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
Group project to consider appropriate logistics service for a scenario
Assessment Type Essay % of Total Mark 30
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcomes 1,3
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
Academic essay
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

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


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Category Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00 36
Independent Learning Non Contact No Description 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93 89
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Category Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description 12 Weeks per Stage 1.50 18
Independent Learning Time Non Contact No Description 15 Weeks per Stage 7.13 107
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • John Mangan,Chandra C. Lalwani,Agustina Calatayud. (2020), Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Fourth. Wiley, [ISBN: 9781119714088].
  • Martin Christopher. (2016), Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Five. Pearson Education, p.328, [ISBN: 9781292083797].
  • Donald Waters,Stephen Rinsler. (2014), Global Logistics, Sixth. Kogan Page Publishers, p.512, [ISBN: 9780749471347].
  • Paul R. Murphy,A. Michael Knemeyer. (2017), Contemporary Logistics, Global Edition, Twelve. Pearson Higher Ed, p.320, [ISBN: 9781292218014].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
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