Course Information Undergraduate prospectus

International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Course summary

Course code: MARK1202
Level: 6
Credits: 30
School: Business Faculty
Department: Systems Management and Strategy
Course Coordinator(s): Yong Lin

Specification

Aims

The aim of this course is to advance the students understanding of the current practices and academic study of international purchasing, logistics management, and supply chain management, and to critically appraise the importance of innovation in purchasing and supply chain management in particular within a global context. This course also aims to facilitate students building an extended supply chain view rather an internal company view to manage their business, and to explore current trends to help students identifying areas of opportunities, challenges, changes and how these changes have come about and what we might face in the future.

Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes: on successful completion of this course a student will be able to:

1 Understand the importance of international purchasing, logistics, and supply chain management in sustainable business development.
2 Appraise the concepts and current approaches for achieving sustainable purchasing and supply chain management.
3 Gain a critical understanding of the major risks and challenges faced in international purchasing, logistics, and supply chain management, as well as solutions and strategies for meeting these challenges.
4 Evaluate the impact of strategies and processes for international purchasing, specific strategies for supply chain management.
5 Critically appraise the evolving environment in which purchasing and supply chain management operate and the effects upon the strategic objectives of alternative stakeholder groups.
6 Reflect on and debate contemporary issues relating to international purchasing and supply chain management.

Indicative content

International purchasing process covering market analysis, supplier selection, negotiation, culture management; Framework of supply chain management; Supply chain strategy fit; Supply chain integration and collaboration; Globalization and supply chain strategy; Lean and agile supply chain; Green and sustainable supply chains; Service supply chain management; Supply chain visibility and RFID; Supply chain risk management; Supply chain simulation; CIPS and CILT student membership and activities; Field visit.

Teaching and learning activity

Lectures, seminars, presentations, research activities, feedback from tutors; Conferences, on-line resources and real-time discussion forums and sites. The use of case studies and recent research material to introduce concepts and encourage participants to apply concepts and theory to real life situations; Analysis and comparison of key theory and practice presented in text chapters, related articles and contemporary case studies. Discussion sessions will draw upon the tutorial experiences of the group to supplement this; Lectures, seminars, directed and self-managed reading; Primary research and application of research skills guest speakers and expert opinion. Research across a range of media. Debate and presentation of findings.

Assessment

Method of assessment: Case study report
Outcomes assessed: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Grading Mode: 100%
Weighting %: 50
Pass Mark: 40%
Word Length: 3000
Outline Details:A case study report to analyse the case and propose recommendations to the challenges and problems in the case.

Method of assessment: Research report
Outcomes assessed: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Grading Mode: 100%
Weighting %: 50
Pass Mark: 40%
Word Length: 3000
Outline Details: A research report to analyse the results from the supply chain simulation.