SCM6014 - E-Logistics and Technology Management

Year of Study:1 or 2
Credit Units: 3
Duration: 45hours
Prerequisites: Nil
Module Description
In the dynamic global operations with the development of information and communication technology, the importance of managing the digital supply chain and the information flows are well recognised. However, not many organisations are able to take the full advantages of fast-paced technological developments due to the system integration issues. E-logistics system solutions therefore serve as the integrated intelligent approach to enable smooth information flow within and between organisations in the whole supply chain.

This module aims to provide students with integrated knowledge to manage various information technologies for the e-logistics management. The organisation of this module is divided into two parts. First, the applications of emergent information technologies, such as mobile apps, cloud database, Radio-frequency identification (RFID), and their benefits would be reviewed and evaluated. Second, the design and the development of information technology solutions as well as the relevant theories and techniques would be covered.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. discuss applications and benefits of e-logistics solutions;

  2. critically evaluate system and process requirements for adoption of information technology;

  3. design information technology solutions for supply chain management using relevant IT techniques; and

  4. develop information management strategies to enhance various logistics functions and processes within a supply chain.