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ES4C9 - Supply Chain Management

  • Module code: ES4C9
  • Module name: Supply Chain Management
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Engineering organisations operate within part of a larger supply chain or network, whose combined processes deliver a product or service to the end customer. To increase competitive advantage businesses must not only seek to design and operate processes that add maximum value within their own entity but also strive to optimise these processes within the larger supply chain or network. The module aims to give participants an understanding of the operation of the supply chain and the opportunities that tools such as e-commerce bring for the more effective integrated operation of the supply of both products and services.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to... • Evaluate and apply the improvement opportunities and threats presented by the alignment of the complete supply chain with final customer requirements. Appreciate and recommend the appropriate application of supply chain process models for the effective supply of different products and services • Define supply chain integration requirements for the effective coordination of customers and suppliers. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the principles of demand and supply uncertainty • Appraise and utilise a number of tools, techniques and measures to manage and improve the performance of the supply chain. Evaluate the effectiveness of performance management techniques and measurements applied to complex supply chain infrastructure and requirements. • Critically assess the appropriateness of different negotiation and relationship management principles to support the complex supply chain requirements above. Apply the principles of outsourcing, supplier selection and negotiation to complex supply chain requirements and situations. • Evaluate multiple options and make recommendations for the physical and technological infrastructure to support supply chain activities. Comprehend the principles of sustainability and understand the factors contributing to ethical and environmentally sustainable supply chains. • Participate and evaluate team performance in a complex multi-tiered supply chain simulation exercise. • Analyse and present knowledge and application of the above in appropriate verbal and written formats.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures 30 x 1 hour = 30 hour Supply Chain Simulation Laboratory 1 x 3h = 3h Oral Presentation 1 x 1h = 1h Total 34 hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year4/es4c9

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material (theory and examples). Students are required to pass exam and coursework »40%

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES4C9-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Oral Presentation 10%
  Analysis and Feedback on Case Study 5%
  Written Report 15%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 70%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • MEng Engineering (H10C) - Year 4
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H20A) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30G) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33A) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37A) - Year 4
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H60C) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering (H63A) - Year 4
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 5
  • MEng Engineering (H10D) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10G) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10K) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10L) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10M) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 5
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H211) - Year 4
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Intercalated Year (H212) - Year 5
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Year in Research (H213) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30H) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30P) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H311) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (H312) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (H313) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Exchange Year (H320) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H331) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Intercalated Year (H332) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Year in Research (H333) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33B) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33C) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37B) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37D) - Year 4
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H60D) - Year 4
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H635) - Year 4
  • MEng Electronic Engineering with Intercalated Year (H636) - Year 5
  • MEng Electronic Engineering with Year in Research (H637) - Year 5
  • MEng Systems Engineering (H63B) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH37) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH38) - Year 5
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (HH39) - Year 5
  • MEng Systems Engineering (HH63) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH64) - Year 5
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Year in Research (HH65) - Year 5
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Exchange Year (HH79) - Year 4