Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. Identify potential problems and opportunities for improvement in supply chains
  2. Conceptually model the supply chain
  3. Identify, recommend and justify main strategies and tools to be used to solve particular supply chains issues
  4. Ask and answer "What if..?" questions
  5. Design a Supply Chain of practical size and for realistic constraints.
  • Topics
    • An introduction to design of supply chains
    • Logistics systems planning and analysis
    • Issues in designing the logistics network
    • Issues in vendor selection and design of vendor selection decision systems
    • Issues in Inventory planning
    • Issues in designing Intra-facility logistics systems
    • Transportation planning
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Wikis
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject aims to provide you with knowledge regarding a variety of strategies and tools that can be used in the design of modern supply chains. Supply Chain Design and Management is an integrative design subject, aimed to give a holistic view on how to approach designing realistic Supply Chains in real-life conditions and constraints

  • Assignment 1 - Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Group Project (50%)

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

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