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IB98B - Supply Chain Management

  • Module code: IB98B
  • Module name: Supply Chain Management
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module focuses on the structural elements of SCM (the design of supply networks, the design and management of business contracts and supplier relationships) and the management of business processes that extend far beyond single companies.Its specific objectives are to: provide a holistic strategic view of SCM as a source of competitive advantage; acquaint students with the relevant theory and key techniques for supply chain excellence; demonstrate the need for co-ordination of the processes of the actors involved in a supply network; demonstrate how some operational details and policies can affect entire extended enterprises; examine the current developments in the fields of outsourcing, contract management, supplier relationship management and logistics; facilitate business research into SCM in practice; prepare the students for a variety of commercial roles.

Principal learning outcomes

Subject Knowledge: identify the contextual and theoretical setting for the study of SCM and define concepts and methods commonly used in SCM; explain how the synchronisation of extended enterprises can be leveraged into customer and shareholder value as well as provide a competitive advantage to organisations; explain how SCM excellence can be leveraged into customer and shareholder value as well as provide a competitive advantage to organisations; develop modelling skills and provide new concepts and problem-solving tools, applicable to the design and planning of supply chains. Cognitive Skills: Be able to critically analyse academic papers to understand the key issues relating to creating value in supply chains; Be able to analyse case studies to propose potential business solutions as they relate to design and management of supply chain strategies for value creation in supply chains. Subject-Specific/Professional Skills: Analyse organisations’ supply chains, identify potential business models for value creation and develop comprehensive strategies of successfully exploiting global supply chains; Write a business report; Assess and recognise risk in supply chains, and the methods available to minimise it; Evaluate and recommend improvements to the design and implementation of an SCM strategy for an organisation. Key Skills: Demonstrate written communication skills developed through the individual assignment; Demonstrate oral communication skills developed through case study discussion and group presentations; Demonstrate problem solving skills developed through analysing business problems in case studies.

Timetabled teaching activities

Total contact hours: 30 hours. Lectures per week: 30 hours . Module duration (weeks, if applicable): 10 weeks.

Departmental link

https://my.wbs.ac.uk

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: IB98B-10)
A1 (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 80%
Assessed Course Work 20%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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