20 credits at level FE2
This module provides the student with an understanding of the context and role of supply chain management across a wide industrial and service base. Students will develop the skills required to analyse supply chain performance. The module will also provide a general introduction to e-commerce in the context of the supply chain.
1. Inventory management theory and practice
2. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
3. Vendor Scheduling
4. Supply chain dynamics
5. The Customer/Supplier relationships that exist within supply chains
6. Demand planning and forecasting theory and practice.
7. The Supply Chain Council SCOR (Supply Chain Operations Reference) model
8. The use of Porterís Value Chain Analysis techniques
9. The Balanced Scorecard
10. The use of the Internet for inventory and asset tracking
11. Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and replenishment (CPFR)
A variety of academic and work based teaching and learning methods including; lectures, tutorials, workshops, videos, presentations, independent study, directed reading and distance learning (Blackboard) will be employed to develop the skills and knowledge of the student.
Study will be structured to provide a balance between the acquisition of knowledge and opportunities for the student to demonstrate understanding of the principles of supply chain management.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Describe typical supply chain management processes, structures and responsibilities.||Describe the elements of a supply chain and typical control processes.|
|2.||Demonstrate and understanding of materials management techniques||Evaluate differing materials management approaches for a given set of events. Document and produce a spreadsheet model of the expected outcomes of two simulation models.|
|3.||Describe various e-commerce techniques and identify situations in which they can be effectively applied.||Describe the operation and benefit of e-commerce in a B2B and B2C environment|
|4.||Describe supply chain relationships, understanding how the respective interfaces function and the dynamics of material movements.||Produce a diagrammatic and descriptive analysis of a typical supply chain.|
|5.||Measure supply chain performance using specific KPIís and using a Balanced Scorecard approach||Develop effective supply chain measures that meet the needs of both supplier and customer|
|6.||Analyse supply chain activities using Porterís Value Chain model||Use Value Chain Analysis to analyse an organisationís internal supply chain activities, differentiating between value adding and non-value adding activities|
|7.||Suggest effective supply chain performance measures and describe the responses these will generate.||Analyse traditional business objectives debating the effectiveness of each in improving supply chain performance. Suggest effective supply chain performance measures for a given scenario|
|8.||Demonstrate a working knowledge of ERP and other supply chain planning processes.6. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of demand forecasting and suggest areas where it would be of benefit in their workplace.||Carry out a manual MRP exercise. Describing the impact of order quantities, lead-times and order policies. Also describe the elements and purpose of APS (Advanced Planning and scheduling). Analyse historical demand data, understanding the cause and effect of trends, exceptional events etc.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Individual assignment and presentation (develop a supply chain profile for a chosen trading/manufacturing scenario)||Various coursework evaluations demonstrating a practical understanding of the primary elements of the module.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Christopher, Martin. Logistics and Supply Chain Management: strategies for Reducing Costs and Improving Services. Financial Times Pitman Publishing. 1992
Christopher, Martin and Peck, Helen. Marketing Logistics (second edition). Butterworth Heinemann. 2003
Harrison, Alan and van Hoek, Remko. Logistics Management and Strategy. Financial Times Prentice Hall. 2002
Slack, Nigel. Operations Management. Financial Times Pitman Publishing. 2002
Kaplan, Robert and Norton, David. The Balanced Scorecard. Harvard Business School Press. 1996
The Institute of Operations Management. www.iomnet.org.uk Archive of articles on operations management published in the Instituteís journal.
Supply Chain Council. www.supply-chain.org/public/home SCOR (Supply Chain Operations Reference model).
Other appropriate on-line sources will be introduced during the course of study.
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