Moving goods and materials around the world to enable manufacturers to produce more goods, as well as consumers to buy goods, involves many efficient processes. Logistics organisations must remain competitive in this environment, and need to demonstrate well-organised systems and high operational standards, while taking into account the demands of other organisations, and the impact of their operations on the natural environment.
In this unit, you will consider the many methods used to transport goods from a range of destinations from primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. You will explore the role of the supply chain and how it integrates with logistics and the factors that affect the movement of goods, both within a country and around the world. You will examine the range of systems and management operations used to ensure goods are moved quickly to their destinations. You will also explore how logistics organisations must balance the need to continually improve their processes in order to meet the needs of their many stakeholders, respect the environment and comply with regulatory issues.
This unit will help you to progress to higher education courses exploring logistics and the supply chain and will enable you to make an informed choice of suitable logistics organisations for employment.
What do you need to know and understand is this unit?
- Understand logistics and the supply chain in national and international contexts
- Examine systems used for managing logistics operations
- Investigate approaches to improving logistics operations to meet changing demands.