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Supply Chain Design

Introduction

Develops supply chain thinking to provide a coherent framework for end-to-end supply chain design from strategic, network and operating model perspectives.

The aim of this module is to provide a coherent framework for end-to-end supply chain design from strategic, network and operating model perspectives. Reflecting on leading practice, It provides the opportunity to reflect on how key supply chain design decisions apply with a business context, and what could enable or inhibit their successful adoption.

Objectives

Upon successful completion participants will be able to:

  • Critique the key elements of the strategic alignment model and its relevance within a business context
  • Evaluate the role of integrated business planning in maintaining strategic alignment and delivering profitable growth
  • Appraise and assess the concepts of dynamic and structural flexibility, and strategies for achieving flexibility within the an end-to-end supply chain
  • Critically discuss and evaluate the key elements of an operating model (processes, performance measures, organisational design, governance and business systems) and how they are designed to deliver customer value at lowest possible supply chain cost
  • Examine and evaluate the critical enablers and inhibitors to the successful deployment of supply chain strategy within a company context
  • Critically reflect on personal practice as a supply chain leader, and how personal practice enables or inhibits supply chain performance

Syllabus

  • Supply chain design from supply chain strategy
  • Network and operating model perspectives
  • Supply chain design application, enablers and inhibitors

Assessment

  • A written reflective learning log based on learning from the module (20%)
  • Production of a change project proposal (4,000 words)l for implementation within the business in the area of Supply Chain (60%)
  • 3 minutes video detailing key learning point form the reading group exercise centred on an academic SC text (includes reading the text) (20%)

Duration

30 hours of lectures, 10 hours of seminars