20 credits at level HE7
To enhance studentsí knowledge and understanding of the steps managers need to follow in order to:
Develop and implement supply chain strategies
Understand the strategic role and objectives of supply chains
Design supply chain network and distribution systems
Understand capacity: location and management
Understand Inventory: location and management
Measure performance in a supply chain
Understand the role of management accounting in supply chains
Manage quality (TQM), and develop continuous improvement programmes
Understand product design and its affect on the supply chain
Understand and analyse relationships in supply chains
Manage human resources in supply chains
1. Developing supply chain strategy
2. Implementing supply chain strategy
3. External factors in supply chain strategy
4. The value chain, and location and distribution of value addition
5. Designing a distribution system, and make or buy decisions
6. Planning and controlling capacity, and inventory
7. Measuring demand and capacity
8. The balanced scorecard
9. Lean management accounting
10. Quality management, and KAIZEN continuous improvement
11. Product design for logistics
12. Classical and relational contracting
13. Appraisal and monitoring systems
14. Summary, and future developments
Use will be made of lectures for the formal dissemination of information.
Practical sessions and seminars will be held to allow students to explore the concepts of Logistics, Purchasing and Supply Chain Strategy in greater depth.
The learning hours for this module are made up of the following components:
Lectures 10 x 1 = 10 (To provide the knowledge and understanding of the main concepts, tools and techniques)
Practical work 10 x 2 = 20 (To consolidate the understanding of the issues e.g. from development and implementation of an effective supply chain strategy to managing quality, value chain and distribution strategies , and strategic alliances with stake- holders.)
Industrial Seminar 2 x 3 = 6 (To reinforce the lectures and the practical sessions)
Review of Industrial Seminar 2 x 3 = 6 (To reinforce the lectures and the practical sessions)
SUB TOTAL 42
Background reading and research 138
Preparation for seminar 20
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.|| Establish a critical understanding of Supply Chain Strategy from development and implementation of an effective supply chain strategy to managing quality, value chain and distribution strategies, and strategic alliances with stakeholders.|| Identify and retrieve relevant sources of information with minimal assistance. Read and summarise complex material and theories. Critical review, consolidate and understand a systematic and coherent body of knowledge. Generate new and innovative solutions to supply chain management problems.|
|2.|| Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main concepts, tools and techniques relevant to Supply Chain Strategy.|| Present a word-processed Strategy Development Report using the English Language appropriately and to an acceptable standard of written presentation. Use a presentation package to achieve an acceptable standard of presentation. To answer questions based on a written supply chain strategy case study, under examination conditions.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Supply Chain Strategy Development report||Four questions out of 6|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Essential Text Books
Poirier, C. (1999), Advanced Supply Chain Management : How to Build a Sustained Competitive Advantage, London: McGraw-Hill.
Russell R. and Taylor, B. (2009) Operations Management; Along the supply Chain, Chichester: John Wiley
Slack, N., Chambers, S., Harland, C., Harrison, A., and Johnston, R., (2008), Operations Management (4th ed.) Harlow: Financial times, Prentice Hall.
Other Recommended Text Books
Frazelle, E. (2002) Supply Chain Strategy : The Logistics of Supply Chain Management New York: McGraw-Hill Professional. (Ebook: Netlibrary.Com)
Handfield R.(1999), Introduction to Supply Chain Management, London : Prentice-Hall International.
Poirier, C.(1996), Supply Chain Optimization : Building the Strongest Total Business Network, San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Journals from the Institute of Operations management and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply are highly recommended
Logistics information management Journal
Production planning and Control Journal
Supply Chain Management (Int Journal)
The following relevant online sources are recommended, other sites will be introduced to learners throughout the module delivery.
The Institute of Operations Management
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
The financial Times
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