Worth over $4 trillion, the global logistics market accounts for around 10% of the worlds’ GDP and comprises a range of freight and cargo related transportation sectors. These include shipping, couriers, contract logistics, bulk transport, warehousing, road haulage, rail freight and air cargo.
Continued growth of international business in emerging markets such as China, India, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America is further driving the demand for qualified business logistics professionals across the public and private sector.
Business centric in its approach, this dynamic course aims to develop professionals with the high-level skills to respond to and remedy value chain issues within various types of organisations.
Core modules will convey fundamental and emerging concepts in supply chain management and logistics from a strategic international business perspective and with a focus on decision making. We examine the challenges of accommodating expanding product variations, different packaging designs, changing government regulations and new retail channels, such as mobile applications, as well as industry specific requirements, including tracking and tracing, cold chain, and shelf-stocking services.
Attention is given to developing your communication skills; vital in any business context and more so when you add an international dimension. You will engage in practical sessions and work on real-life case studies in workshops, which highlight the need to take account of organisational and national culture, together with practical barriers of different time zones or geographically dispersed teams.
Your teaching will be research-informed by staff with an international reputation for research in the areas of international business and management, global supply chain and logistics, business process integration, internationalisation of SMEs, change management and many more. In the most recent national research assessment exercise, the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 85% of the School’s ‘Business and Management’ research was recognised internationally, of which 13% received the highest ‘world-leading’ classification.