SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - 2018/9

Module code: MAN3101

Module Overview

Successful supply chain management is critical at creating competitive advantage both at an operational and increasingly at a strategic level. An effective national and international logistics infrastructure is essential to meeting customer expectations whilst minimising service costs. Development and operation of a global logistics infrastructure is a major challenge and opportunity for supply chain managers.  Supply chain management is critical to managing the complexity that global supply networks bring including the issues of sustainability and integration

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader

DENNIS K Dr (SBS)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: N200

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module content

The module will content will cover the following:


Supply chain and competitive advantage
Customer value and logistics performance
Creating the responsive supply chain
Virtual supply chains
Supply chain complexity
Supply chain partnerships
Integration
Global supply chains
Supply chain risk
Sustainable supply chains (including ethics and environmental concerns)
Future of supply chain management

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Examination 2 HOUR EXAMINATION (CLOSED BOOK) 50
Coursework INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT (2000 WORDS) 50

Alternative Assessment

Not applicable

Assessment Strategy

Both formative and summative assessments will be used in the module.

The summative assessment, based on a 2000 word assignment, will demonstrate concept application allowing the student to make evident a detailed knowledge of the breadth and complexity of supply chain management (K). Through the assignment students will show   critical awareness of the operational and strategic challenges facing supply chain management and the approaches that firms can use to resolve issues (C/T/P). Finally the exam will bring together the knowledge and critical awareness of supply chain management (K/T)

Formative assessment and feedback is provided through EVS which will be used to assist students in determining their knowledge of the concepts and aid the lecturer in focusing on areas requiring further support. Case studies will also be used to aid the development of knowledge and critical awareness and provide further formative assessment (K/C/T). Verbal feedback in tutorials and case study reviews (following work conducted as part of guided learning) will be used to assess development of knowledge and understanding (K). Simulations will also be used to provide practical experience and check for understanding of concepts (K/P).The feedback will be used to inform the final summative assessment.

Module aims

  • The aim of this module is to provide students with both a theoretical and practical understanding of how supply chain management delivers competitive advantage in today's turbulent business environment. This module is designed to explore the supply chain management approaches adopted by retailer and manufacturing firms in local and international markets to source products and services

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the breadth and complexity of supply chain management K
2 Develop a critical awareness of the operational and strategic challenges facing supply chain management CP
3 Understand the link between customer value and logistics performance KC
4 Critically review the supply chain approaches that can deliver a competitive advantage CPT
5 Demonstrate the ability to select and justify appropriate approaches to the effective management of supply chains KP
6 Understand the wider social implications of international sourcing and its impact on supply chain management K

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 22

Seminar Hours: 11

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The teaching and learning strategy is designed to encourage deep learning through the use of case studies linked to conceptual frameworks presented in the lectures. Team working will be encouraged through the use of case studies. Team work is critical to the success of implementing and delivering success through supply chain management. 

The teaching and learning methods include the use of two-hour lectures (2 hours x 11 weeks) to illustrate the theory, supported by one-hour seminars/tutorials (1 hour x 11 weeks), which will demonstrate the practical application of such theory. Lecture notes will be posted through SurreyLearn a week prior to the lecture. Lectures will be designed to build upon the pre-reading from the course text. Lectures will incorporate the use of EVS, videos and group discussions.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/man3101

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Liberal Arts and Sciences BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
International Business Management BSc (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Business Management (Dual degree with SII-DUFE) BSc (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
International Business Management MBus 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Business Management BSc (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Business and Retail Management MBus 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Business Management MBus 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.