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BU503S: SUPPLY CHAIN AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19


Course Overview

This course is designed to provide a detailed review of core issues surrounding supply chain and operations management. The course reflects on the strategic importance of supply chain and operations processes. Learners will examine the nature of supply chain and operations processes for various organisations and consider the latest international developments from a broad spectrum of commercial sectors. In this way, learning outcomes will be increased and more easily transferred to the workplace.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • John Storm

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course is to be delivered over the span of 4 half-day sessions:

Session 1 – 3.5 HR Lecture: Introduction to Operations Management.
Focusing on fundamentals of the three levels of operations management analysis: process, operation, and supply network.

Session 2 – 3.5 HR Lecture: Managing Supply Chains
Mainly themed around value chain and value networks. Simulation will also be run.

Session 3 – 3.5 HR Lecture: Managing Processes and Product Design
Delivered via case studies.

Session 4 – 3.5 HR Lecture: Managing Quality and Performance
This last session reflects on the previous discussion and considers the quality management and performance of the designed processes and products.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Simulation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 3 Feedback Weeks 3

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Feedback

Students will engage within a group simulation. The simulation will ultimately support students in applying their knowledge gained throughout the course, receive an opportunity to experience challenges that occur when running a supply chain, and then reflect upon the exercise in groups to draw out core learning points.

Feedback will be provided in class.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateAbility to critique the fundamentals in how a supply chain has been designed (such as quality management, capacity management, boundary judgements etc).
ReflectionEvaluateAcquire and reflect upon working knowledge of the supply chain and operations management techniques in industry.
ReflectionEvaluateReflect upon the role of supply chain and operations management techniques within the organisation and its contribution to wider organisational goals and objectives.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionEvaluateAcquire and reflect upon working knowledge of the supply chain and operations management techniques in industry.
ProceduralEvaluateAbility to critique the fundamentals in how a supply chain has been designed (such as quality management, capacity management, boundary judgements etc).
ReflectionEvaluateReflect upon the role of supply chain and operations management techniques within the organisation and its contribution to wider organisational goals and objectives.

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