Undergraduate | TAS-JNB330 | 2024
Supply Chain Management
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- 22 July 2024,
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- 14 weeks
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Supply Chain Management
About this subject
Upon successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain the interdependencies and dynamic network effects in a supply chain
- Apply appropriate strategies, techniques and tools to enable efficient and effective supply chain management
- Explain the strategic role of supply chain decisions on the success of a firm
- Refer to MyLO for study topics
Supply Chain Management has been identified by the business community as a key discipline that can generate significant cost savings, improve customer value and be used effectively to gain a sustainable competitive advantage. The aim of the subject is to develop and reinforce your existing knowledge base. Supply chain management will develop your logistics knowledge to new heights by linking the subject with concepts of strategic management, information technology, marketing, transportation systems management and international trade. You will see that supply chain management is a broad subject which aims to reorient all business processes with the corporate goal of creating value for the customer. Successful completion of this subject will make you better prepared to confront real business challenges in future.
To a casual observer, supply chain management would appear to be just another name for logistics management. There is, undeniably, a strong relationship, but the concept of supply chain management goes far beyond the ordinary concept of logistics management. It deals with the management of a set of activities designed to enhance value for the firm’s customers by integrating business processes across departmental and inter-organisational boundaries, from the raw material stage to the consumption stage.
It is often said that supply chain management is about the management of relationships. During your studies you will find this theme reappearing time and again. Supply chain management is about managing the firm’s logistics and other functions in order to achieve cross-functional and cross-organisational synergies with an objective of attaining competitive superiority. This clearly represents a great challenge as well as a tremendous opportunity for most firms in the competitive business environment of today.
You will notice that supply chain management focuses on activities which can be classified as logistics activities, such as inventory and distribution management. These are important activities in the firm’s value chain, but in supply chain management these activities are managed in an integrated way, with integration at times taking place across organisational boundaries.
- Online Quiz (15%)
- Examination - Take Home (40%)
- Presentation (Individual or Group) (25%)
- Online Discussion (20%)
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