BSc Management (Human Resources) with Industrial/Professional Experience

Year of entry: 2020

Course unit details:
Strategic Supply Chain Management

Unit code BMAN31492
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Alliance Manchester Business School
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

Supply chain dynamics (the bullwhip effect), Lean Supply Chain Management, Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Just in Time (JIT) Kanban Systems, Agile Supply Chain Management (fast fashion model), Supply Chain Risk Management, Demand Chain Management, Inventory Management, Logistics Management, and Supply Management (Commodity Buying).

Supply Chain Dynamics, Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Lean SCM, Agile SCM (including the fast fashion model), Demand Chain Management, Inventory Management, Supply Management (including commodity buying), Logistics Management, Supply Chain Risk Management, and Guest Speakers from Industry. 

Pre/co-requisites

Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
Foundations of Supply Chain Management BMAN31451 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
BMAN31451 is a Pre-Requisite of BMAN 31492 Only available to students on: BSc Mgt/Mgt Specialism, IM, IMABS, ITMB/ITMB Specialism.

Pre-requisite course units have to be passed by 40% or above at the first attempt unless a higher percentage is indicated within this course outline.

 

Aims

The course aims to exploit BMAN31451 Foundations of Supply Chain Management to provide students with a more detailed, critical and practical understanding of specific themes within SCM

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. Implement a range of tools and techniques to analyse and develop coherent business outcomes
2. Apply a range of management theories to solving SCM problems
3. Understand policies and issues facing SCM managers from both national and global perspectives.

Teaching and learning methods

Lecture hours: 22 (2 hour lecture per week followed by a one hour seminar per week)

Seminar: 1 seminar per week

Private study: 67

Total study hours: 100 

Assessment methods

Written 2 hour exam - 60%
Group assignment - 40%

 

Feedback methods

- Informal advice and discussion during a lecture, seminar, workshop or lab.

- Responses to student emails and questions from a member of staff including feedback provided to a group via an online discussion forum.

- Written and/or verbal comments on assessed or non-assessed coursework.

- Generic feedback posted on Blackboard regarding overall examination performance.

Recommended reading

Cousins, P., Lamming, R., Lawson, B. and Squire, B. (2008) Strategic Supply Management: Principles, Theories and Practice, Prentice Hall / Financial Times, UK.   
 

Lysons, K. and Farrington, B. (2012) Purchasing and Supply Chain Management 8th Edition, Prentice Hall / Financial Times, UK.

 

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 22
Seminars 11
Independent study hours
Independent study 67

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Antony Potter Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Pre-requisite course units have to be passed by 40% or above at the first attempt unless a higher percentage is indicated within this course outline.

Pre-requisites: BMAN31451 Foundations of Supply Chain Management

Co-requisites: N/A

Dependent Course Units: N/A

Programme Restrictions: BSc Management and Management (Specialisms), BSc International Management, BSc International Management with American Business Studies and ITMB.

Timetable
https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk/Myprogramme/Teachingtimetables.aspx

For Academic Year 2019/20

Updated: March 2019

Approved by: March UG Committee

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