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TRA610 Environmental analysis in transport and SCM

TRA610 Environmental analysis in transport and SCM

Course code: 
TRA610
Course name: 
Environmental analysis in transport and SCM
Program of study: 
Bachelor i logistikk og SCM
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Green Logistics
Campus: 
Molde
Kristiansund
Credits: 
7.5
Level of study: 
1. syklus (bachelor)
Teaching semester: 
2019 Vår
Assessment semester: 
2019 Vår
Language of instruction: 
Engelsk
Language of examination: 
Norsk, Engelsk
Language of litterature: 
Engelsk
Recommended previous knowledge

Background knowledge equal to the content of SØK200, TRA310 and SCM110 is recommended.

Course content

The course will cover core subjects dealing with analyses of the environmental performance of transport systems and supply chains. A general introduction to the sustainability aims of the UN regarding environmental issues will form the backdrop of the course. Then the footprint and role of transport systems and supply chains in this picture will be analysed. The footprint will be defined in economic terms as an external effect. The efficiency of technical and market-based incentives and regulations will be discussed. Strategic and operational tools available for companies will be introduced. Green supply chain solutions as a business opportunities and CSR is discussed. Contemporary issues like the environmental impact of e-business and sustainable city logistics will also be addressed. Through the obligatory tutored essay, students will have the opportunity to dig deeper into a selected topic related to module content.

Learning outcome

The successful candidate will be able to

  • present the environment-related sustainability aims of the UN, and discuss how transport systems and supply chains play an important role related to these aims
  • analyse the environmental footprint of different modes of transport and discuss how this footprint could be reduced
  • define environmental impacts as economic externalities and discuss market-based and non-market-based regulations as means of internalization of these externalities
  • identify and analyse tools available to companies that wants to make their supply chains greener
  • discuss how greening supply chains and transport operations could enhance business opportunities
  • exemplify and discuss strategies for sustainable city logistics solutions
  • analyse how e-commerce may impact the environment

Candidates will also have further developed their abilities to structure and write an academic paper addressing a specified research problem.  

Working and learning activities

Lectures and seminars. A tutored essay-writing process.

Sensor system

One single internal sensor.

Evaluation

Closed book school exam counting 50%. Group-based home-exam (essay) counting 50%.

Curriculum

Alan McKinnon, Michael Browne, Maja Piecyk, Anthony Whiteing: Green Logistics - Improving the environmental performance of logistics, 3rd edition, KoganPage 2015.

Video-recorded lectures with lecture notes/Power-Points.

Addidional material TBA.

VurderingsformGrupperingVarighetVarighetstypeKarakterskalaAndelKommentarHjelpemidlerHjelpemidler
Skriftlig skoleeksamenIndividuell4TimerBokstavkarakter50 Alle trykte og skrevne hjelpemidler + kalkulator med tomt minne
HjemmeeksamenGruppe1SemesterBokstavkarakter50 Alle trykte og skrevne hjelpemidler
Vurderinger:
Form of assessment:Skriftlig skoleeksamen
Grouping:Individuell
Duration:4
Type of duration:Timer
Grading scale:Bokstavkarakter
Proportion:50
Comment:
Supported material:
Support material:Alle trykte og skrevne hjelpemidler + kalkulator med tomt minne
Form of assessment:Hjemmeeksamen
Grouping:Gruppe
Duration:1
Type of duration:Semester
Grading scale:Bokstavkarakter
Proportion:50
Comment:
Supported material:
Support material:Alle trykte og skrevne hjelpemidler