|1.||Appraise the major role of distribution in managing supply chains;|
|2.||Apply specialised knowledge of distribution management to review channels of distribution, their main participants and their relative importance;|
|3.||Conceptualise how the distribution function provides the key link between manufacturers and suppliers on the inbound side and retail and customers on the outbound side;|
|4.||Review the functions of a distribution centre and the design features which cater for specific types of products;|
|5.||Argue the importance of the customer service function to the logistics efforts of the firm; and|
|6.||Work collaboratively with other team members to prepare a group project report and delivering a professional presentation based on a selected case study.|
|Case Study||Group presentation||10%|
|Report||Group report on industry (major assignment)||30%|
|Test||Tests (2 progressive in-class tests at 20% each)||40%|
The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management (5th ed. or latest edition).
Rushton, A., Croucher, P., & Baker, B. (2014).
London, UK: Kogan Page.
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