Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
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.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||0 credits (0 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
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.
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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
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%).
There are no assessments for this course.