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Title SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Code EBUS306
Coordinator Dr L Menzies
Operations and Supply Chain Management
L.A.Menzies@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 6 FHEQ First Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

EBUS102 PRINCIPLES IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 12

6

      12

6

36
Timetable (if known) 60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
        180 mins X 1 totaling 36
60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
 
Private Study 114
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
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CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
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opportunity
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Assessment 2: Coursework Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 2000 words Weighting: 50% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL Penalty Applies Anonymous Ass  -2000 words    50       
Assessment 1: Coursework Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 2000 words Weighting: 50% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Ass  -2000 words    50       

Aims

The management of sustainable supply chains is key to the operations of modern organisations. The need to be competitive, reach new markets, source new goods and raw materials as well as globalisation have all been key contributors to the development of supply chains as a function. It has become clear that competitive advantage and customer satisfaction can be gained if all organisations in the chain work together to improve service and reduce cost. Modern day supply chain management also has a focus on sustainability, as the supply chain is a key area when improvements can be made. The module provides the student with comprehensive understanding of key principles and techniques of sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) including topics such as inventory management, demand and capacity management, supply chain partnerships and IT The aim of this module is to provide a study of the key principles, systems and techniques used to assure effective supply chain management. The module covers an extensive range of subjects including sustainability logistics, information management, inventory management, partnerships and information technology.

The aims are to enable the student to:

understand the principles and role of SCM in organisations;

understand the nature and importance of inter-relationships within the supply chain;

understand the role of supply chain management in improving the sustainability of business, using real-world examples.

understand and apply a range of tools and techniques relevant to the optimisation of supply chains.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to define and document a supply chain operation

(LO2) Students will be able to analyse and evaluate the performance of the supply chain.

(LO3) Students will be able to apply supply chain optimisation tools and techniques in a range of situations.

(LO4) Students will be able to understand the role of supply chain management in improving the sustainability of business, using real-world examples.

(S1) Numeracy

(S2) Commercial awareness

(S3) International awareness


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method: Online Asynchronous Learning Materials
Description: recordings will be delivered on each of the above topics and lecture slides will be made available to students. Lecturers will use videos and case studies to demonstrate theory in practice. Students will be provided with activities to complete during the lectures to support their knowledge development.
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method: Synchronous Lecture
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method: Seminar
Description: 1 hour biweekly sessions
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Group Study
Description: biweekly 1 hour session to foster student community and engagement by working with others on their ‘active learning’ activities
Scheduled Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: No

Self-Directed Learning H ours: 114
Description: Carrying out assignment and self study of topics covered in lectures, including guided reading, wider reading and producing model answers for previous examinations.

Costs Information:
There are no specific costs attached to this module.

There are the following non-modular requirements:
EBUS102

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: International awareness
How this is developed: Lectures
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Examination

Skills / attributes: Commercial awareness
How this is developed: Assignment
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework and Examination

Skills / attributes: Numeracy
How this is developed: Lectures
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Examination


Syllabus

 

INTRODUCTION TO SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (SCM)
Definitions, importance of supply chain management, key issues in SCM, current and future trends

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
Need for inventory and inventory management, ROP/ROC systems, ABC inventory analysis.

MATERIALS AND CAPACITY MANAGEMENT
MRP, capacity management, methods for balancing capacity and demand

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
The Bullwhip Effect/demand amplification - causes and mitigation.

INTEGRATION
Internal and external integration, performance measurement tools, transparency

LEAN AND CUSTOMISATION
Overview of lean and customisation, use of strategic stockholding decoupling point (leagile)

LOGISTICS
Transport, warehousing, reverse logistics, green logistics.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Overview of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) / E-business, adoption and application of disruptive technologies

SUSTAINABLE SCM
Economic, environmental and social issues in the context of SCM


Recommended Texts

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