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MGMT7062 - Introduction to Supply Chain

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Title:Introduction to Supply Chain
Long Title:Introduction to Supply Chain
Module Code:MGMT7062
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Business & Management
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CAROLINE O REILLY
Module Author: AOIFE HACKETT
Module Description: The module will examine the components in the supply chain structure and explore how all of the these components interrelate.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the concept of supply chain management with emphasis on multi sector industry examples.
LO2 Interpret the basic principles of the supply chain structure.
LO3 Illustrate the operational issues in the upstream and downstream components of the supply chain.
LO4 Develop capabilities to improve supply chain performance and productivity.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
11266 MGMT7062 Introduction to Supply Chain
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Supply Chain Management Definitions
History of supply chain management principles; basic components of a supply chain structure; role of supply chain function; Barriers to building a trusting relationship; transactional; relational; supply alliances; situations where supply alliances are inappropriate
Physical Distribution Management
Upstream and downstream material, financial and information flows; functions of materials management and distribution; materials management; distribution management; logistics strategies; reverse logistics; warehouse management
Manufacturing Strategy and Operations
Continous improvement; root cause analysis; kaizen; challenges
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation A detailed analysis of the components in the supply chain of a chosen company 1,2 40.0 Week 8
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,4 60.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Individual study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Individual study 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Prof Nigel Slack, Dr Alistair Brand-Jones, Prof Robert Johnston 2013, Operations Management, 7 Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9780273776291]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Donald Waters and Stephen Rinsler 2014, Global Logistics : New Directions in Supply Chain Management, 7 Ed., The Chartered Instititute of Logistics and Transport
  • John Mangan, Chandra Lalwani and Tim Butcher 2008, Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, John Wiley & Sons Hoboken, NJ [ISBN: 978-0-470-06634-8]
  • Satish C Ailawadi & Rakesh P Singh 2012, Logistics Management, 2nd edition Ed., PHI Learning [ISBN: 9788120345041]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Fu Jia Ruihong Gao Richard Lamming Richard Wilding 2016, Adaptation of supply management towards a hybrid culture, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal,, Vol. 21 Iss 1
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBUSS_7 Bachelor of Business 3 Group Elective 1
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 5 Elective
CR_BMRKT_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing 5 Elective
CR_BBADM_7 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration 3 Elective
CR_BBUSS_6 Higher Certificate in Business 3 Elective

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