Module Title:Global Supply Chain Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 8 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. Problem Solving Exercises - student will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various legal scenarios. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning - It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. Self-Direct Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The aim of the module is to allow the student to develop an appreciation of the issues to be addressed when dealing with the complexities of managing global supply chains.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Summarise the forces of globalisation and assess how these impact on the firms supply chain and distribution channel.
LO2 Assess and critique the various views on supply chain risk, vulnerability, agility and sustainability and devise strategies to deal with these.
LO3 Explain and apply the SCOR model to the design of internal and external supply chain configurations and performance measurement.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Defining Globalisation; The forces of Globalisation; Globalisation and the firm; Global supply chains and Distribution
The Economics of World Trade
International Trade; The Global Financial Market; Recession and Boom; Free Trade and Protectionism; Deregulation
Global Production
Commodities and Production; Emerging Economies; Global Perspective; Global supply Strategies; Global Operations
The Global Market
The Global Market and Global Marketing Strategies; Mass-customisation; Global Product Design and modular design, Postponement and Speculation;
Supply Chain Risk
Managing the Bullwhip effect, Supply Chain Risk and Uncertainty; Supply Chain Mapping; Risk Identification and Management; Contingency Planning
The SCOR model
Background to the supply chain operations reference model; SCOR processes and activity descriptors; Using SCOR to design the value chain; Using SCOR for performance Measurement; SCOR and oursourcing; SCOR and supply chain design
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Individual Academic Essay 1 30.00 Week 6
Presentation Presentation 2 30.00 Week 8
Project Group project 3 40.00 Week 12
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 1.50
Independent Learning Time 15 Weeks per Stage 7.13
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBLAW_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Law 6 Group Elective 1
CW_BBLAW_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Law 8 Group Elective 2
CW_HHIBU_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business 8 Elective
CW_BBBBM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 6 Group Elective 1
CW_BBBBM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 8 Elective
CW_BBSCM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Supply Chain Management 8 Mandatory
CW_BBBUS_D Bachelor of Business in Business 6 Group Elective 1
CW_BBHRM_D Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management 6 Group Elective 1