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Advanced Principles in Supply Chain Management

Module summary

Module code: PROD1026
Level: 7
Credits: 15
School: Engineering and Science
Department: Applied Engineering and Mgt.
Module Coordinator(s): Satya Shah


Pre and co requisites



 To provide students with a broad introduction and knowledge of logistics and supply chain management for strategic and tactical decision;
 To develop an introductory understanding of the unified and comprehensive logistics management environment;
 To develop the students’ abilities to reflect on the mechanisms and integration of the internal and external supply chain;
 To develop the student’s critical appreciation of Information Technology Tools for implementing supply chain management techniques and its integration and synchronisation with the enterprise.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:

Learning Outcome
1 Critically understand the techniques of logistics and supply chain management;
2 Reflect on the significance of the tools for supply chain modelling and optimisation;
3 Analyse critically case studies of actual applications of supply chain management and formulate innovative proposals;
4 Reflect on the significance of a unified approach in order to facilitate enterprise integration and supply chain management;
5 Critically evaluate state-of-the-art Information Technology (IT) for implementing logistics and supply chain management strategies;
6 Provide explanations, with insight, on the efficiency of actual supply chain management modelling and execution systems;

Indicative content

 Introduction and Concepts to logistics and supply chain and supply chain management areas;
 The internal and external supply chain, strategic and operational issues
 System Models and Optimisation Supply chain modelling, Logistic Network Configuration, optimisation
Inventory Management and Risk Pooling The Value of Information, Distribution Strategies Strategic Alliances
International Supply Chain Management Co-ordinated Product and Supply Chain Management Customer Value and Supply Chain Management
 Information Technology for Supply Chain Management Decision Support Systems for Supply Chain Management

Teaching and learning activity

The course will be taught by a combination of formal lectures and tutorials with appropriate computer based laboratories. Extensive use will be made of logistics modelling and planning software and immerse simulation environments to develop a realistic and practical understanding the logistics environment.


Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment: Case Study
Grading Mode Numeric
Weighting % 50
Pass Mark 50
Word Length 3500 words
Outline Details: Analysis of current SCM solution or similar.

Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment: Examination
Grading Mode Numeric
Weighting % 50
Pass Mark 50
Word Length n/a
Outline Details: Final Written 2 hour exam.

Are students required to pass all components in order to pass the course? Yes