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This course is part of the International Logistics ExpertTrack

Distribution Network: Sustainable and Green Logistics

Enhance your understanding of the concept of sustainability, its drivers and the barriers to sustainable logistics.

Distribution Network: Sustainable and Green Logistics
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    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    5 hours
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Examine your distribution network for sustainable solutions

On this two-week course, you’ll discover the approach to sustainable logistics alongside experts at Coventry University.

You’ll learn how to define total logistics cost, present different network structures, and understand how sustainability can be used in logistics.

Understand sustainability concepts and green logistics

In order to understand where sustainability fits in enabling green logistics, you’ll delve into the key concepts and drivers of sustainability.

You’ll discuss and evaluate three sustainable logistics approaches and explore some of its barriers and how you might overcome them.

Learn supply chain sustainability

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how you can incorporate sustainability into your supply chain, as well as the motivations behind sustainable practices.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Logistics Providers and Reverse Logistics

    • Welcome to Short Course 5

      Welcome to a new week in this International Logistics module.

    • Logistics providers

      In this activity, we explore the different types of logistics providers.

    • Reverse Logistics

      In this activity, we explore the area of reverse logistics as part of the supply chain.

    • A summary of the week

      A chance for you to review and reflect on your learning this week.

  • Week 2

    Sustainable Logistics

    • Welcome to Week 2

      Welcome back to a new week of International Logistics.

    • Introduction to sustainability

      In this activity, we introduce you to the broad topics of sustainability and sustainable development.

    • Sustainability and logistics

      In this activity, we will explore the emergence of sustainable logistics.

    • A summary of the week and short course

      A review of the week and your chance to reflect on your learning over this short course.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Assess the total logistics cost
  • Analyse different distribution networks
  • Recognise the sustainability concept and its drivers, enablers and dimensions
  • Identify barriers to sustainable logistics

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for practitioners looking to develop their understanding of international logistics and its concepts.

This course is part of the International Logistics ExpertTrack, exploring the importance of international logistics from a strategic perspective.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

About this ExpertTrack

Explore the importance of international logistics and develop your understanding of logistics management at a strategic level.

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