- Supply Chains and E-Supply Chains
- E-Commerce and E-Business
- E-Logistics Platforms
- Integration of Supply Chains into Business
- Supplier Relationship Management (eSRM)
- E-Supply Chains Enabling Technologies: RFID
- Strategic Sourcing and E-Procurement
- Security and E-Supply Chains
- Strategy for E-Supply Chains
- E-Supply Chains Management
- Future of E-Supply Chains
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
- Assignment 1 - 2 Hour Exam (50%)
- Assignment 2 - A Business Report (20%)
- Assignment 3 - A Business Report (30%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This degree introduces to students the significance of information utilisation and sharing in supply chain management. It aims to show that proper use of real-time information can help reduce inventory, lead time, cycle time, and other wastes in the supply chain thereby enhancing the overall efficiency and responsiveness. The use of information relies heavily on computer hardware and software, particularly information technology developed around the Internet. For e-supply chain management, the underlying technology is basically identical to that for e-commerce. Therefore, the background of e-commerce development and its relationship with supply chain management will be explored in this degree. Similarly, the issues of infrastructure support, security, e-business model, and the guidelines for e-supply chain design and implementation will be addressed and discussed.
As this degree will examine e-supply chain from a management perspective, case studies will be used to illustrate the concept and approach to e-supply chain design and implementation. The focus will mainly be placed on the rationale behind the migration from traditional supply chain to e-supply chain and the approach to implementing e-supply chain using the available technologies.
This degree will enhance your appreciation of supply chain management in the information era, both in theory and in practice. It will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the underlying technologies and equip you with the necessary knowledge in designing and implementing e-supply chains. You will learn to think systematically not only about e-supply chain configuration and technological requirements but also the need to revise the business model to tie in with the changes.