This unit of study aims to enhance student’s understanding of the environment impact of logistics and global supply chains, where the processes behind converting raw materials into finished consumer goods, which are then being distributed to markets around the world, can have significant implications for the areas of air quality, noise and vibration, environmental disasters and global warming.
|1.||Critically analyse the environmental consequences of logistics and global supply chains;|
|2.||Critically reflect on the established academic opinions of current literature and produce a well-structured and balanced individual report, on a sustainability-related topic, based upon current academic literature;|
|3.||Exemplify the linking of theory with experience/practice by working in a small team in an industry/site context and produce a professional case study report; and|
|4.||Work collaboratively with other team members in delivering a professional class presentation based around selected topics covered in their case study report.|
|Literature Review||Topic is assigned by the Lecturer||20%|
|Case Study||Group report from industry visit||40%|
|Presentation||Group presentation based on case study||10%|
Green logistics: Improving the environmental sustainability of logistics (3rd ed.).
McKinnon, A., Browne, M., Whiteing, A., & Piecyk, M. (2015).
GBR: Kogan Page.
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