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MGMT8056 - Global Supply Chain Management

Title:Global Supply Chain Management
Long Title:Global Supply Chain Sustainable Managmt.
Module Code:MGMT8056
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Business & Management
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2020/21 ( September 2020 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: February 2022
Module Coordinator: NIALL MORRIS
Module Author: JANE O KEEFFE
Module Description: Logistics and supply chain management are studied at an advanced level in this module, with particular emphasis on supply mapping, strategic formulation and presentations by guest lecturers on biopharmaceutical or other industry global supply chains.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Appraise the strategic concepts and models including the logistics and supply chain structures.
LO2 Summarise logistics and supply management operations from both an industry and global perspective.
LO3 Appraise supply chain structures in terms of inventory management, procurement, warehousing and distribution.
LO4 Evaluate successful operations with particular reference to financial flows, budget management and information systems.
LO5 Defend the role and selection of contract management and other forms of relationships, including outsourcing/insourcing, offshoring/re-shoring, leasing, and legal frameworks (e.g. EU directives), in selected case study organisations.
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 MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

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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

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.

It is desirable to have studied the content or achieved prior experiential learning in the work place in relation to these modules.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Logistics and Supply Chain Management Concept
Upstream and downstream flows, materials management, demand forecasting, distribution management; structures and models.
Logistics and Supply Chain Strategies
Lean and agile supply chains, partnership development, outsourcing, supply base rationalisation, managing risk in the supply chain, time-based competition, sustainability management.
Financial management, budget planning and information systems
The financial management and budget planning required to support the logistics and supply chain/network architecture and management information systems (MIS) required to support the global models.
Customer Service and Order Fulfillment
Market-driven supply chains; customer and supplier relationship management (downstream and upstream). How effective supply chain or supply network management can deliver competitive advantage. The role of critical standards such as FDA and NHRA in the biopharmaceutical sector or equivalent standards in other industries. Supply chain optimisation. The role of performance measurement.
Sub-contracting, outsourcing, offshoring and re-shoring
Operations management decision to 'make or buy' and select a domestic or a global supplier/partner; the difference between outsourcing and offshoring; the complexity of sourcing supply or outsourcing in international markets; the resources required to successfully outsource globally; the dynamics of offshoring and re-shoring; the legal frameworks associated.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Review of selected logistics and supply chain, frameworks and structures and applying to case study industry sectors and nationally and globally. 1,2 20.0 Week 7
Written Report Write a report on a site visit to a large multi-national corporation. Report is to be underpinned with the supply chain theory studied in lectures. 3,4 30.0 Week 10
Project Team project issued circa week 6 of the Semester incorporating a peer and self assessment submission. Focus on the evaluation of logistics/supply chain processes from best practice case study examples and own experience. 2,4,5 50.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

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 Lectures and guest lecturer presentations on biopharmaceutical or other industry sector global supply chains 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Student study course material and prepare for assessments 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 On line Lectures and guest lecturer presentations on biopharmaceutical or other industry sector global supply chains 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Student study course material, conduct wider research and prepare for assessments 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
  • John Mangan, Chandra Lalwani. 2016, Global Logistics and Suppy Chain Management,, 3rd Ed., Wiley and Sons West Sussex UK [ISBN: 9781119117827]
  • Paul Myerson 2012, Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management,, McGraw Hill [ISBN: 9780071766265]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Nigel Slack, Alister Brandon-Jones & Robert Johnston 2016, Operations Management, 8th Ed., Pearson Education Limited Harlow UK [ISBN: 9781292098678]
  • Martin Christopher 2016, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, 5th Ed., FT Prentics Hall London UK [ISBN: 10:027373112]
  • Donald J. Bowersox, David J. Closs, M. Bixby Cooper, 2012, Supply Chain Logistics Management,, 4th Ed., McGraw-Hill, New York [ISBN: 9780071276177]
  • Alan Harison, Remko Van Hoek, Heather Skipworth 2014, Logistics Management and Strategy:, 5th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9781292004150]
  • Theodore Stank, J. Paul Dittmann, Michael Burnette & Chad Autry 2015, The Supply Chain Game Changers: Applications and Best Practices that are Shaping the Future of Supply Chain Management, Pearson FT Press UK [ISBN: 10:013409378]]
  • Steven Leon 2013, Sustainability in Supply Chain Management Casebook - Applications in SCM,, Pearson FT [ISBN: 10:0273723685]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Supply Chain Management - An International Journal,
  • 'International Journal of Logistics Management'
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
Other Resources
  • Website: Supply Chain Management Review http://scmr.com

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BGSCM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Global Supply Chain Management 1 Mandatory
CR_EBSCM_8 Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Management 1 Mandatory

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