20 credits at level HE7
The purpose of this module is to develop students knowledge and understanding of the dynamics associated with economically, balancing supply with demand for embodiment goods and operating materials in the organisational context, taking into account the necessary information requirements.
In doing so, it will assist students to apply appropriate rationale to decisions relating to the pursuit of efficiency and effectiveness in the acquisition and deployment of material resources.
On completion, students will be better able to:
Evaluate the dynamic nature of the challenges associated with matching supply with demand.
Debate the ideas of value and utility in provisioning, and critically evaluate approaches to their maximization.
Assess and employ appropriate methodologies in organisational provisioning
Evaluate concepts relating to movement and inertia in key elements of the supply chain.
Synthesise knowledge of the influence of power, trust and dependency in supply dynamics.
Critically appraise competing and complementary approaches to relationships and their management.
Recognise risk, barriers, decoupling points and conflicts in supply, and manage their mitigation or removal.
Recognise and adapt to the external forces acting upon supply chains
Discussion of dynamics
Dynamics in the supply chain
Balance and compromise
Supply, demand, price
Basic economic considerations
Value and utility creation
Concepts of value and utility
Creation of value and utility
Destruction of value
Key variables and their management
MRP, MRP2, DRP, ERP
Dynamics of push systems
Dynamics of pull systems
Flow and its inhibitors
Flow, momentum and inertia in supply chains
Flow of funds
Flow of value
Information, distortion and amplification
Risk and uncertainty
Risk and probability
Relationships and tensions
External dynamic forces
Global warming and sustainability
Legislation and directives
Use will be made of lectures and online resources for the formal dissemination of information.
Practical sessions will take place allow students to explore the concepts in greater depth.
The learning hours for this module are made up of the following components:
Workshops Sessions = 40 hours
Examination = 2 hours
SUB TOTAL 42
Background reading and research for assessments 138
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||have demonstrated a critical understanding of the key dynamics associated with provisioning.||Synthesise the nature of provisioning strategy and operations, demonstrating knowledge of the main tensions, external dynamic forces, and "cause and effect" factors normally encountered.|
|2.||be able to explain the concepts of value, utility and waste (VUW) in provisioning and identify and critically appraise VUW management tools.||
critically appraise and review contemporary ideas relating to VUW
Select, justify and apply appropriate methods in the management of value in the supply chain
|3.||have articulated the nature of power, trust and dependency in the supply chain, and develop appropriate coping strategies||develop and justify management approaches that appropriately reflect sources of power in commercial relationships.|
|4.||be able to identify and critique common obstacles and barriers in supply dynamics, and select approaches to their mitigation or removal.||evaluate established approaches to the reduction or removal of barriers, and develop ideas for new approaches.|
|5.||be able to critically analyse the spectrum of the possible types of provisioning relationship and take steps to engineer appropriate relationships for a given scenario||synthesise the main types of commercial relationship and formulate justifiable approaches to their establishment and management|
|6.||have critically reviewed, consolidated and understood developing body of knowledge.||present information in a professional manner drawing on a variety of academic and professional sources.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||3500 Case-study Report||2 hour closed book examination|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Christopher, M (1998) Logistics and supply chain management : strategies for reducing cost and improving service. 2nd ed. London : Financial Times Pitman
Baily, P., Farmer, D., Crocker, B. and Jessop, D. (2008) Procurement Principles and Management, Harlow: Pearson
Sako, M. (2008) Price, Quality and Trust: Inter-firm Relations in Britain and Japan, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Slack, N, Chambers, S, Harland, C, Harrison, A, and Johnston, R, (2008), Operations Management . 4th ed. Harlow: Financial times, Prentice Hall.
Supply chain management review
The journal of supply chain management
The international journal of logistics management
International journal of logistics
Purchasing and supply management
|Host Subject Group:||Business Logistics and Information Systems|
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