20 credits at level HE6
This module aims to enhance students’ expertise and understanding of the global issues of doing business and the physical aspects of bringing products and services to market through the supply chain. In doing so, it will assist students to:
Understand the context and principles of the supply chain, how they are structured, and how a generic supply chain operates.
Understand the differences in business and cultural practices across the globe
Understand the impact of corporate social responsibility
Determine the impact of quality systems
Total Quality Management (TQM), Quality Circles
Quality assurance and control
International Business culture
Economics and Politics of Environmental Issues
Corporate social responsibility
Intellectual property rights & Copyright
Competiveness of nations
- cluster theorey
Pressures on organisations in the global economy; economic, legal, political, social, technological etc.
“Globalisation” and “regionalisation”: complements or competitors?
Classes will include lectures, case study-based seminar sessions and tutorials.
The lectures will provide the knowledge and understanding which underpin the subject.
Case study-based seminars will be student-centred, requiring students to work in groups on the application of lecture concepts, and on the interpretation of case study-material with feedback sessions allowing opportunity for further general discussion of the concepts as well as formative feedback.
Case-study material will be drawn from a wide range of business sources across the private and non-profit sectors. Subject to their availability, outside speakers will be invited to contribute to class sessions.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Develop an understanding as to the reasons why consumer goods, and materials are sourced from a variety of global locations.
Define and explain the international nature of the supply chain and international sourcing strategies with specific reference to relevant products..
|2.||Develop an understanding and working knowledge of business practice and business culture in an international context.||Demonstrate a knowledge of international business practices .|
|3.||Understand the different types and forms of enterprise activity and be able to explain the relationship between enterprise, creativity and innovation||Distinguish between different types of enterprise activity and define their characteristics|
|4.||Develop an understanding of a total quality management systems with respect to specific industrial sectors & understand fitness for purpose in respect of quality systems
||Define and explain quality systems in manufacturing in general and also specifically for the fashion / design sector|
|5.||Develop an understanding for the need of CSR & ETI in manufacturing and retail sectors.||Demonstrate a knowledge of the concepts of CSR and ETI and its relevance and implications within the sector|
|6.||Demonstrate an awareness of the local and global nature of the supply chain||Define and explain the differing requirements of the local and global supply chain|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||The first assignment will be an essay on the organisation of supply chains from a sourcing perspective.||The second assignment will be an investigation into competiveness of manufacturing in the sector||The third assignment is the development of a work book looking at quality , CSR and environmental aspects and impacts on supply chain in a designated sector|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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