2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
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|Reverse Logistics and Closed Loop SCM|
|Lectures||2 x 3 hour lectures (same day) twice per week over 3 weeks. Refer to timetable for further details.|
|Assessment||Individual assignment (35%), group project presentation and report (30%), final exam (35%)|
|Description||Reverse logistics has become a process within supply chain management receiving increased focus as a result of: amplified consumer demand; pressure from environmental groups; the desire to create closed loop supply chain systems; political motivations; and, legislation. It is important when designing supply chains to view and analyse from a closed loop perspective. We operate in an increasingly global market with product and services being sourced internationally, all of which adds further complexity when considering from a reverse logistics and closed loop supply chain perspective. Increasingly, reverse logistics is becoming a differentiator when determining competitive advantage between like companies within an industry. This unit offers an in depth examination of concepts pertaining to reverse logistics and closed loop supply chain management then demonstrates how together they contribute toward building a strategically effective and operationally efficient organisation.|