BUU44680 Global Supply Chain Management
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This module begins by exploring the fundamental concepts underpinning supply chain management in contemporary manufacturing and services operations.
Having successfully completed this module, the student will be able to:
- Draw on the concepts and theories covered in the module as lenses for better understanding how modern global supply chains operate and may be optimised
- Collaborate with fellow students in researching these applications of supply chain concepts
- Articulate how these concepts apply in a variety of business settings
- Analyse the impacts on global supply chain design and operations of currently topical issues such as sustainability, globalisation, and technological advances
- Assess data available on the web and learnings offered in academic literature as resources providing deeper insights into global supply chain design and management.
Textbook and Readings:
Required core course textbook:
Chopra, S. & P. Meindl, Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operation. (Harlow: Pearson Education Ltd, 2015) 6th edition
General Supplemental Readings:
Supplementary readings relating to each theme of the course will be made available on Blackboard.
- Assignment 1a: (Group Assignment): Case Study Analysis and Presentation (20%)
- Assignment 1b: (Individual Assignment): Reflective Analysis on Focus Area Presentations (5%)
- Assignment 2: (Individual Assignment): Critical Discussion Assignment (25%)
- Assignment 2a: (Group Assignment): Focus Area Analysis (20%)
- Assignment 2b: ((Individual Assignment): Reflective Analysis on Focus Area Presentations (5%)
- Examination: (25%)