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ES9X5 - Transport Techniques and Management

  • Module code: ES9X5
  • Module name: Transport Techniques and Management
  • Department: Warwick Manufacturing Group
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to give participants an understanding of the basic techniques used in transportation. All major techniques in the fields of road-traffic, air-traffic, railroad and navy are discussed. Transport chains using freight-villages, intermodal transports, combined transport etc. are described as well. The basics in design and running of transport-chains as location planning, design and organisation of dispatch departments, supply-chain-management, tour-planning, tracking-and-tracing etc. are described and exercised by the students in case-studies.

Principal learning outcomes

On completion successful participants should be able to: Have a basic knowledge about the increasing volume of traffic in Europe and the impact of this development to a company’s distribution system; Decide which transportation techniques are required to fulfil the requirement of a present transportation task; Perform a tour-planning for a number of trucks delivering goods to a various number of destinations; Work out a simple warehouse location problem in subject to the location of clients, own factories and the flow of goods; Know the basics of track and trace-systems, and the design of dispatch areas in subjects of requirements from transportation systems.

Timetabled teaching activities

40 hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/structure/modules/ttm/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: ES9X5-10)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed work as specified by department 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Sustainable Automotive Engineering (H33K) - Year 1