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Course Overview

The Supply Chain Management course aims to provide delegates with a broad understanding of supply chain management and how it relates to the energy industry. Completing the course participants will: Understand how supply chains can be effectively designed and controlled in a range of circumstances; be able to evaluate approaches to the management and development of the supply chain; and discuss the characteristics of contemporary supply chains and assess their contribution to organisational effectiveness.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Rulzion Rattray

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Master of Business Administration (P/T) or Master of Business Administration or Master of Business Administration in Energy Management or Independent Subject Study In Energy Management

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

1.   The end−to−end supply chain

Purchasing and supply, materials management and distribution management. Balancing flow within a supply chain. Managing bottlenecks and restrictions.

2.   Sourcing

Make or buy decisions in sourcing strategy; supplier selection; vendor rating and sourcing; co−ordinating supply and managing supplier relationships; partnershipping.

3.   Material Management

Key inventory management decisions. Materials requirements planning and enterprise resource planning. Bills of material, inventory records,and master production scheduling.

4.   The customer interface

Meeting customer requirements. Distribution and fulfilment of strategies and systems. Market supply relationships, Management of queues, self−service. Virtual operations and direct fulfilment.

5.   Contemporary supply chain dynamics

Planning and managing the supply chain. Strategic alliances and collaborative partnerships. Characteristics of high−performing supply chains in the contemporary global economy.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 5 Lectures during University week44
  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 43, 45

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1.       An individual Assessment comprising 40% of the total course marks.

2.       A group piece comprising 30% of the total course marks

3.       An individual Professional Reflective Review comprising 30% of the course marks.

 The individual assessment (1. and 3. above) is as follows:

1.       An individual contribution to a theoretical issue, a case issue or work-based issue (2000 words) – 40% of total course marks.

2.       A reflective review of the lessons learned through participation in the course (1500 words or a 5min video/oral presentation) – 30% of the total course marks.

 Material for these individual assessed elements will be obtained through a series of timetabled individual and group activities complemented by directed reading and own research.

      The group assessment (2. above) is as follows:

 A group activity/challenge – 30% of the total course marks. In undertaking the challenge, and in the preparation of the assessed requirements (see on), students are required to keep minutes of their group meetings and record peer contributions. These minutes along with the reflections on peer contributions peer are reviewed by the assessment team as part of the assessment process.

 The group assessed requirements for this course are: a 10 minute group presentation (contributing 10% and a 5 page Report/Briefing Note comprising 20%). 

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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