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Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Skills and training


Frustration with referencingIt is vital that you reference all the material you use, quote from or refer to in your work.  All CEBE students need to use the Harvard Referencing System.


Research support

As well as tutorial support for researchers, we offer:

A guide to undertaking a Literature Review – the Centre for Academic Success has also produced a Study Guide.

Workshops aimed at research students, including managing your literature search, using EndNote to manage your references, using Microsoft Word for thesis creation and Copyright for researchers.

Searching skills

Image for searchingThe Learning & Teaching and Research Team is able to provide you with training and support in using Library services and resources.Take a look at the Searching Skills page for further advice.

Searching skills is introduced as a practical activity in your Research Methods module. Example literature reviews are included in a special issue (48/8 from 2018) of the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management (IJPDLM). Hochrein et al. (2015) reviewed 121 literature reviews in supply chain management providing a list of lessons learned in Section 5 of the article.

Recent reviews in supply chain management adopt the processes of Tranfield et al. (2003), Denyer and Tranfield (2009) or Briner and Denyer (2012) in producing their literature reviews. You can follow an adapted systematic literature review process for your review:

A. Formulate the research question.
B. Locating and selecting relevant studies.
C. Study selection.
D. Analysis and synthesis.
E. Reporting the findings.


Your Learning, Teaching and Research Librarian

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James Dean
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