Facts about the course
- Study points:
- Responsible department:
- Faculty of Logistics
- Course Leader:
- Harald Martin Hjelle
- Lecture Semester:
- Teaching language:
- ½ year
TRA610 Green Logistics (Spring 2020)
About the course
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.
The course is connected to the following study programs
- Bachelor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Bachelor in Petroleum Logistics
- Bachelor in Sustainable Logistics and Circular Economics
- Exchange programme - Bachelor's level
- Exchange programme - Master's level
<p>Background knowledge equal to the content of SØK200, TRA310 and SCM110 is recommended.</p>
The student's learning outcomes after completing the course
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.
Forms of teaching and learning
Lectures and seminars. A tutored essay-writing process.
Form of assessment: Written school assessment
Duration: 4 Hours
Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
Support material: None
Form of assessment: Home assessment
Duration: 1 Semesters
Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
Support material: All printed and written supporting material
Closed book school exam counting 50%. Group-based home-exam (essay) counting 50%.
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.