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Supply Chain Management

Post-Experience Module Outline


Supply Chain Management (SCMA)



This module provides an understanding of the fundamental concepts underlying effective supply chain management, including the establishment and maintenance of relationships with suppliers, customers and the customer's customers.

The course material is reinforced by a company based post-module assignment.


Objectives: On completion, the participant will be able to: 

  1. Understand the concept of the supply chain and its management.

  2. Understand the basic issues in establishing and maintaining the supply chain.

  3. Understand the impact of inventory system effects within supply chain and manufacturing operations’ roles.

  4. Understand the application of appropriate technologies to support effective supply chain management



  1. Supply chain management – overview

  2. Links in the supply chain - customers and suppliers

  3. Establishing and maintaining supplier relationships

  4. The customer and the customer's customer

  5. Inventories and system effects in supply chains

  6. Manufacturing operations within a supply chain

  7. The role of technology in supply chain management

  8. Information systems to support supply chain management

  9. Supply chains and organisational structures

  10. Performance measures, their design, implementation and use

  11. Managing flow within a set of supply chains


Duration: 2.5 Days

Assessment: Post Module Assignment

This module is approved by BAE SYSTEMS as a Manufacturing Developing You (MDY) programme “Core Module”.

Revised 12/6/06