MGMT08011 2016 Supply Chain Management

General Details

Full Title
Supply Chain Management
Transcript Title
Supply Chain Managememt
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Subject Area
MGMT - Management
BUS - Business
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
John McNamara
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSS_K08 201600 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in Business accs

This course will examine the strategic importance of good supply chain design, planning and operation for organisations. It focuses on the improvement of enterprise and supply chain performance by coordinating information and material flows, managing supplier relations and logistics, and forming strategic alliances with partners.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Describe the evolution of supply chains and explain the strategic importance supply chain management


Explain the central role of the customer in the supply chain and describe the application of customer segmentation to supply chain management


Describe and assess the information and funds flow process among supply chain participants and the supporting technologies


Describe the various echelons in the supply chain - Distribution, Production, and Procurement - and critically assess their respective contributions to supply chain effectiveness


Explain the importance of responsiveness in supply chain and describe the initiatives that have been developed to overcome poor coordination in retail supply chains


Explain the need to coordinate processes, and the opportunities for collaboration between partners within supply chains;


Explain the procurement process and assess the value contributions that procurement can make to the supply chain


Discuss some of the more significant trends in supply chain managment at present and assess the likely future development of supply chains

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Readings, lectures and class discussion to develop an understanding of SCM concepts and practices

Company case studies to give students an understanding of the practice of SCM in organisations

Rresearch project to develop students research skill and to compare and critically assess the practice of SCM in a two progressive organisations

Module Assessment Strategies

MC Quizzes to encourage students to read the relevant materials and to assess their understanding of SCM concepts

Research Project to assess students skills in information acquisition, assessment and synthesis

A final examination is used to assess the students' overall grasp of the module

Repeat Assessments

Repeat examination plus an individual project for student who fail to achieve a pass grade in the continuous assessment elements

Indicative Syllabus

Logistics, the Supply Chain & Competitive Strategy

Logistics & Customer Value

Managing Supply and Demand

Creating the Responsive Supply Chain

Overcoming the Barriers to Supply Chain Integration

Creating a sustainable supply chain

The supply chain of the future

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Multiple Choice Computer based assessment Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,8
2 Research Project Continuous Assessment Individual Project 25 % Week 11 3,4,6,7

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written Examination Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture and discussion 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2016-02-25 Logistics & Supply Chain Management FT Publishing International
ISBN 1292083794 ISBN-13 9781292083797

The UK's bestselling book on logistics and supply chain management - over 100,000 copies sold. Effective development and management of supply chain networks helps businesses cut costs and enhance customer value. This updated 5th edition is a clear guide to all the key topics in an integrated approach to supply chains. As well as new and updated examples and case studies, there are two new chapters: Routes to Market: Many companies now have to manage multiple distribution channels - this chapter covers strategic issues on how companies "go to market" along with the cost implications of using alternative channels. Service Logistics: As companies begin to sell performance rather than physical product, this chapter explores the implications for logistics management as the need to provide higher levels of service and customer support becomes ever more critical.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Martin Christopher, 2016 Logistics & Supply Chain Management FT Publishing International
ISBN-10 1292083794, ISBN-13 9781292083797

Other Resources

Full text journals available on Library databases:


International Journal of Operations & Production Management

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management

Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management

Supply Chain Management: An International Journal

Business Source Premier

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management

Production & Operations Management

Operations Management

Operations & Fulfillment

Logistics Management

Supply Chain Management Review

Journal of Business Logistics

Additional Information