Identify what shapes the global logistics market
Recognise physical characteristics of goods
Critically evaluate the effect of physical characteristics on logistics networks
Analyse the role of global trade blocks
Discuss the effect of global trade blocks on logistics movements
Consider the imbalance of trade, effect of protectionism, is free trade a dream?
Assess complexity of global supply chains
Evaluate inventory centralisation and the transport cost/inventory trade-off
Recognise the rise of outsourcing to the logistics service provider
On this course, you will identify and explore the issues shaping global logistics in the world today. You will have the opportunity to define logistics and supply chains and address the importance of the physical characteristics of goods.
Throughout this course, you will evaluate the influence of inventory, outsourcing and trade blocks on global networks. You will also discuss and assess, in detail, the problems caused by this increasing globalisation.
Defining logistics and supply chains
The supply chain river
Elements of logistics
Physical characteristics: how does this shape logistics?
Compare coal and diamonds, or ladders and clothing, or gold and ammonium nitrate
This course is for business professionals aiming to improve their logistics, supply chain or distribution skills.
Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.