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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Understanding the Supply Chain
    • Supply Chain Performance: Achieving Strategic Fit and Scope
    • Supply Chain Drivers and Obstacles
    • Designing Distribution Networks and Applications to e-Business
    • Network Design in the Supply Chain - Part A
    • Network Design in a Supply Chain - Part B
    • Designing Global Supply Chain Networks
    • Demand Forecasting in a Supply Chain
    • Aggregate Planning and Sales and Operations Planning
    • Inventory in a Supply Chain
    • Transportation in the Supply Chain
    • Information and Coordination in the Supply Chain
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials

Upon completion of this subject, you should be able to demonstrate achievement of the following learning outcomes:

  1. Explain and critique key concepts and theories in the field of logistics and supply chain management
  2. Differentiate and produce appropriate principles and approaches in the formulation of supply chain strategy
  3. Generate and check different configurations and scenarios in the optimisation of supply chain network
  4. Differentiate and execute appropriate techniques and methods in the integration of logistics and supply chain operations
  5. Generate and check various supply solutions using appropriate assessment methods in the rationalisation of distribution and transportation network
  6. Attribute and critique alternative demand and supply management options in the design of a flexible global supply chain
  7. Produce and implement appropriate leadership and organising abilities in leveraging resources, capabilities, and competencies of a group to critically analyse situations and develop solutions to problems.
  • Assignment 1 - Individual qualitative case (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - (50%)
  • Assignment 3 - Individual quantitative case (25%)

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

Entry Requirements

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject considers supply chain management as a holistic logistics management process across the full spectrum of business activities, from the sourcing of raw materials from suppliers to the delivery of goods and services to the final customers and consumers. It attempts to provide a synthesis of the many critical facets of supply chain management and formulate appropriate strategies to enhance overall efficiency and responsiveness through optimisation.

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