Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Strategic Supply Chain and Operations Management
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Report / Case Study  4,000 words  80%
Semester Assessment Report with group presentation  1,500 word report. 20 minute presentation.  20%
Supplementary Assessment Report / Case Study  4,000 words  80%
Supplementary Assessment Report  2,000 words  20%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Conduct a strategic analysis of the organization to achieve assess the correspondence between factors in the external environment and the organization’s competences and resources.

2. Formulate strategic options for firms using strategic analysis, formulate and defend a strategic plan, and identify methods of implementation and the implications of strategic change.

3. Evaluate the relationship between operations and strategy, and critically review the design of operations systems.

4. Analyse the planning and control mechanisms in operations management, and also identify and discuss the contemporary operational issues that organizations face.

5. Critically evaluate the supply chain environment and understand the opportunities.

Brief description

his module examines international strategy and operations management, including the international supply chain, an increasingly important aspect of business opportunities worldwide. The module examines techniques required for the design, operation and control of business processes and consulting, including methods for reducing supply chain risk. The module emphasizes the importance of customer/ supplier relationships, as well as the risks associated with supply chain management.


Developing strategy and the internal and external strategic environment

Strategic positioning and purpose

Strategic choice and strategy selection and development

Strategic change

Basics of operations strategy design of products and services process strategy

Capacity and lay out planning forecasting demand

Quality management and statistical process control inventory management

Lean operations and JIT management

Supply chain management

Information management: data collection and analyses consulting


This module is at CQFW Level 7