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Introduction to International Logistics

Increase your understanding of the stages involved in international logistics management with this online logistics course.

Introduction to International Logistics
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours
  • LearnFree
  • Extra BenefitsFrom $69Find out more
This course is part of the program International Logistics, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in BA International Business (Top Up). Find out more.

Explore the opportunities and challenges involved in international logistics

On this course, you will have the opportunity to define and improve your knowledge around the process of international logistics.

You will consider the main concepts and activities of international logistics and discover the potential advantages and risks of logistics management across borders.

You will also have the chance to learn how to ensure logistics quality and evaluate quality as a logistical objective and requirement.

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to the program
  • Introduction to logistics
  • Logistics concepts
  • Main activities and elements within logistics
  • Effects of international trade on international logistics
  • Advantages and disadvantages associated with international logistics
  • Elements that constitute customer value in logistics
  • Quality and how to evaluate it
  • Customer service and why it is important

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

What will you achieve?

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

  • Define international logistics
  • Analyse the main activities and elements within logistics
  • Assess the advantages and disadvantages relating to international logistics
  • Recognise the quality definition as a part of logistics requirements

Who is the course for?

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

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Dr. Mahdi Bashiri is an assistant professor of Business Analytics in Coventry University. His area of expertise is Supply Chain Network Design and Operations Research.

Dr. Hossein Zarei is a lecturer in Business Strategy at Coventry Business School. His research addresses sustainability issues in humanitarian supply chains.

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.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry

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What's different about this course?

Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.

If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.

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How do degrees work on FutureLearn?

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Which program and degree is this course part of?

This course is part of the program International Logistics, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in BA International Business (Top Up).