BSc Management (Human Resources) with Industrial/Professional Experience
Year of entry: 2020
Course unit details:
Foundations of Supply Chain Management
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
The supply chain is simply a network of firms that are engaged in complex contracts to source, make, and deliver products or services to customers. The complexity of supply chain interactions, the variety of contracting arrangements and the sheer number of parties involved makes it challenging, interesting and practically worthwhile to understand network-level strategies that underpin successful supply chain management (SCM).
Indicative lectures: Introduction to Strategic SCM, The Theory of Make-Buy, Supplier Portfolio Management, Supplier Selection, Negotiation, Supplier Performance Measurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Managing Supply Chain Risks.
Only available to students on: Mgt/Mgt Specialism, IMABS, IM and ITMB.
• Introduce students to the basic issues of supply chain management.
• Provide an understanding of the role of theory within supply chain management.
• Explore the broad range of activities associated with the sourcing process.
• Provide a foundation for Global SCM.
At the end of the course unit, students should be able to:
• Appreciate the role of SCM within the organisation.
• Understand organisational theory and how to apply it to SCM problems and issues.
• Understand and analyse the overall sourcing process.
Teaching and learning methods
Methods of delivery: Lectures
Total study hours: 100 hours split between lectures, classes, self study and preparation for classes, coursework and examinations.
· Informal Contact Methods
· Office Hours
· Online Learning Activities (blogs, discussions, self-assessment questions)
· Drop in Surgeries (extra help sessions for students on material they may be struggling with)
Written Exam (100%)
For semester 1 only exchange students admitted via the Manchester Business School International Office that take this course as BMAN30651 the assessment will be a 3000-3500 word essay.
- Informal advice and discussion during a lecture, seminar, workshop or lab.
- Online exercises and quizzes delivered through the Blackboard course space.
- Responses to student emails and questions from a member of staff including feedback provided to a group via an online discussion forum.
- Specific course related feedback sessions.
- Generic feedback posted on Blackboard regarding overall examination performance.
- Use of on-line discussion boards.
Cousins, P; Lamming, R; Lawson, B; and Squire, B (2008) Strategic Supply Management: Principles, Theories and Practice. FT/Prentice Hall: Harlow.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||2.5|
|Independent study hours|
|Raymond Obayi||Unit coordinator|
Other staff involved: n/a
Programme Restrictions: Only available to BSc Management and Management (Specialisms), BSc International Management with American Business Studies, BSc International Management and ITMB.
For Academic Year 2019/20
Updated: March 2019
Approved by: March UG Committee