|Assessment length / details
|Written Report (4,500 words)
|Group Discussion (10 minutes)
|Written Essay (1,500 words)
|Written Report (Individual) (4,500 words)
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Critically analyse the concept of logistics, green logistics and supply chain management through a strategic lens of operations supply chain strategy.
2. Critically evaluate the concepts, theories and disciplines which underpin Supply Chain and Logistics management theory and practice including green logistics and supply chain theory.
3. Identify, critically analyse and evaluate the main variables in a wide range of relevant Supply Chain and Logistics literature.
4. Critically evaluate buyer / supplier relationships and obtain an in-depth understanding of the function and importance of negotiation skills on this relationship.
To critically examine various Supply Chain & Logistics strategies, systems and technologies used in the development of supply chain systems and, through the application of systematic design strategies; plan, design and develop suitable and effective supply chain and logistics configurations for given scenarios.
Location theory, Network design, Make-Buy Decisions, strategic supplier selection & sourcing decisions (QA and QC), Network sourcing & Lean and green supply, Supplier development programmes. Operational Theory of SCM: Basic inventory planning and management. The types and purpose of WIP. Inventory and the supply chain. Procurement. Order processing and replenishment. MRP, MRP II, ERP.
The principles of warehousing and warehousing decisions. Storage systems and equipment. Material handling and packaging. Transportation management: Road freight and inter-modal transport, Contemporary SCM Concepts: Outsourcing and 3PL. Global logistics. Logistics, reverse logistics and the environment. Electronic supply, ICT and the supply chain.
Buying and procurement systems, negotiation theory and buyer / supplier relationships, supplier development programmes. The governing law and jurisdiction in the international sale of goods.
|Application of Number
|Must provide high quality reports and deliver a sound and well developed presentation of the key issues relating to the SCM.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|The students are required to adapt their strategies and approaches to providing a solution to the identified problem or issue and to show strong leadership skills to provide an effective solution to the issues identified.
|The use of electronic journals and reports are highly relevant for the successful preparation of the report. In addition, although not required, students may choose to use electronic library databases. Use of spreadsheet models to demonstrate supply chain decision issues.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|SCM analysis undertaken on real world engineering/technology issues with solution requiring realistic responses. Students must show critical reflective skills and adapt and improve solutions and the quality of the reports on an ongoing basis.
|The module demands the participants to apply analytical skills to reason and understand the challenging nature of the subject. By introducing a variety of theoretical as well as empirical topics, the module enables students to develop creative thinking approaches to problem solving and to critically evaluate potential solutions to complex and challenging problems. These skills will have to be applied in seminar discussions, preparation of the written assessment. Operations and supply chain management tools and techniques will be applied to business situations.
|The module demands the participants to apply analytical skills to reason and understand the challenging nature of Supply Chain and green logistic systems and apply specific tools and techniques to given situations. By introducing a variety of theoretical as well as empirical topics, the module enables students to develop creative thinking approaches to SCM based problem solving. These skills will have to be applied in seminar discussions, preparation of the coursework and timed assessment .
|Subject Specific Skills
|This module develops students’ understanding and appreciation of environmental economic theories and how these can be applied to address global SCM issues.
|Students will need to show their ability to work as a team especially in the early stages of the project and in providing a solution to the issues highlighted.
This module is at CQFW Level 7