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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 Third Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr John Lamb

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

  • 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
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

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.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

3000 word project 100%


Resit: coursework resubmission

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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