Module Details

Module Code: AGRI S7002
Full Title SCM Transport in the Food Industry
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 5
Module Owner: Edel Healy
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: The aim of this module is to give the student an understanding of the logistics function and how competitive advantage can be gained through the use of an efficient integrated international transport system, which has been tailored to meet the needs of the Global Supply Chain.
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Analyse the mission and scope of Logistics and how it fits into the corporate strategy of an Agri-Food business.
MLO2 Evaluate the different elements in the role of international transport management, including IT.
MLO3 Assess the appropriate modes of transport, or service provider, for any product dispatch within the Agri-Food Industry.
MLO4 Evaluate the appropriate payment terms for any international transaction and be aware of all regulations and appropriate information technology.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Module Indicative Content
Learning and Teaching methods
This subject will be taught through blended learning. This may be supplemented with site visits and guest lectures as appropriate.The web is a rich source of video material. Examples and case studies of World Class Companies like Dell, DHL, and Ryan Air and M & S Plan A will be used.
Logistics strategy.
Logistics defined within its place in Global Supply Chain Management and how logistics strategy fits into a sustainable corporate strategy of an Agri-Food business. GS1. Lean Manufacturing
International transport.
Defined and the essential features of an efficient and sustainable transportation system explored together with the associated documentation.
Modes of transport.
Road, rail, air, water, pipeline, and wire. Their advantages, disadvantages and costs and relative impact on the environment.
Construction of road vehicles.
Construction of road vehicles for efficient operation of a transportation system which minimises the impact on the environment.
Inter-modal transport systems.
Factors to be considered when choosing and integrating the elements of the mode and inter-modal transport system.
European Union regulations.
Drivers hrs and digital Tacho. The different CPC required. Transportation of dangerous substances.
International movement of goods.
International movement of goods and the Incoterms and letters of credit. International ethics
Information Technology in SCM transport.
Automatic tracking control of vehicles,loads and assets. Track and trace information, bar-coding, mobile computing and radio frequency technology.
Logistics in a European and Global context.
Case studies of some of the Irish Agri-Food businesses selling their products in a European and Global basis.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
Final Examination50.00%
Module Special Regulation


Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Written Report % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 7 Learning Outcome 1,2,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
One report on an agreed topic of their own selection concerning the international movement of goods. This may entail a visit to a company.
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Second Week 1.50 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 6.00 6
Online Contact Contact No Description Every Second Week 1.50 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Lennon, T. SCM Transport, DkIT, Current year.
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Belobaba, Odoni &Barnhart. (2009), Global Airline Industry, Wiley.
  • Bowersox, Closs & Cooper. (2013), Supply Chain Logistics Management 4th Ed.., McGraw-Hill.
  • Brandimarte & Zotteri. (2007), Introduction to Distribution Logistics, Wiley.
  • Hsiao-Fan Wang, Surendra M. Gupta. (2011), Green Supply Chain Management:Product Life Cycle Approach, 1st Ed.. McGraw Hill, [ISBN: 13 9780071622837].
  • Lambert, Stock. (2001), Strategic Logistics Management, McGraw-Hill.
  • Carter, R., Price, P.M., Emmett, S.. (2005), Stores and Distribution Management, 1st Ed. Liverpool Business Publishing.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
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