24 July 2020
Supply Chain Management
Supply chain management (SCM) has gained substantial attention in the last two decades due to globalisation and the advancement in information technology. In the contemporary business environment the nature of competition is now shifting from competing enterprises to competing supply chains. Therefore, effective management of supply chain is at the heart of business operation within an enterprise. This module intends to provide students with a deep understanding of key concepts, principles, theories, and best practices of operations and supply chain management particularly focussing on two core and fundamental elements, lean and agile operations.
The course will develop and advance students’ critical analysis and evaluation of lean, agile, and leagile operations and their application in the real business environment and the importance role of supply chain decision on the success of a firm.
This module aims to:
To develop confidence in understanding and communicating complex ideas.
To develop skills in research, collaborative learning and producing and delivering presentations.
To introduce students to the key concept of operations and supply chain management including the important principles, techniques, and tools of lean, agile and leagile operations.
To introduce students to the concept of functional and innovative products and how to apply the right type of operations and supply chain for respective products.
To introduce students to the key concept of buy or make.
GBP 0: Module must be taken as part of a Week 4-6 or Week 1-6 International Summer School programme, so no individual module prices are available.