Module Title:Supply Chain Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 12 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. Problem Solving Exercises - students will be presented with supply chain management challenges and will work together to identify the origin and potential solutions to the management scenarios posed. 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 this module is to introduce the student to the field of supply chain management.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Identify and discuss the building blocks (logistics, operations, sourcing and marketing) of managing a supply chain.
LO2 Describe the supply chain management business processes underpinning internal focal company and external upstream and downstream trading partner activities.
LO3 Compare and contrast supply chain management in Manufacturing and Service contexts and identify tools supporting management decisions.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Supply Chain Management - Introduction
Introduction and Overview of Elemental Supply Chain Management considerations;
The Value Chain
Porter's Value Chain; Linking internal and external value chains; Outsourcing; Managing product, information and financial flows;
The Internal Supply Chain - Focal Company Management Point of View
Industry & Business Contexts of Managing; Manufacturing and Service Business Processes; Cross functional Voices; Sustainable Supply Chain Strategy; Decision making rationales for Product Development, Purchasing, Inbound & Reverse Logistics, Receiving and Stores Management, Works Order Picking, Manufacturing Strategies, Warehousing, Sales Order Processing and Dispatch.
The External Supply Chain - Down-stream 20%
Retail; Category Management; Efficient Consumer Response; Centralised Distribution; Quick Response, Warehousing and Distribution Planning.
The External Supply Chain - Up-stream
Supply Tiers, Commodity Markets; Production; Vendor Managed Inventory, Transport Modes and Infrastructure; Global Supply Chains.
Supply Chain Integration
Vertical Integration; Collaborative Planning Forecasting and Replenishment; The role of Information and Communications Technology; The role of Purchasing Management; Buyer/Supplier Relationships.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In-class Assessment 1,2 15.00 Week 5
Project Group Project and presentation 1,2 15.00 Week 10
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3 70.00 End-of-Semester
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In-class Assessment 1,2 15.00 Week 5
Project Group project and presentation 1,2 15.00 Week 10
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3 70.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 7.50
Total Hours 9.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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CW_BBLAW_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Law 4 Elective
CW_BBHRM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Human Resource Management 4 Mandatory
CW_BBBBM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 4 Mandatory
CW_HHMKT_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing 4 Mandatory
CW_BBSCM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Supply Chain Management 4 Mandatory
CW_BBHRM_D Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management 4 Mandatory
CW_BBINB_D Bachelor of Business in International Business incorporating Double Degree 4 Mandatory
CW_BPMKT_D Bachelor of Business in Marketing 4 Mandatory
CW_BBSCM_D Bachelor of Business in Supply Chain Management 4 Mandatory
CW_BBBUS_C Higher Certificate in Business 4 Mandatory
CW_BBLAW_C Higher Certificate in Business with Law 4 Elective