BMGT4011D Operations and Supply Chain Management

Academic Year 2021/2022

The course is designed to explain and evaluate the current thinking in operations management and operations strategy. It is expected that students will gain an understanding of this field and will be able to apply theories and concepts in a practical setting. It will review operations and supply chain management skills and techniques and will provide an introduction to the concepts and analytical methods that are useful in understanding operations and supply chain management.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students will be able to:

• Demonstrate an understanding of current operations and supply chain management theory & practice

• Identify the key management decisions involved in designing and managing operations and supply chains and explain their application in product and service contexts

• Apply tools and techniques in the design and optimisation of operations and supply chain systems.

• Analyse the operations and supply chain of a range of businesses and devise strategies for developing and sustaining competitive advantage

• Manage and work as part of a team and demonstrate written, oral and presentation skills

• Engage in deeper learning using different learning strategies, and reflect on the process of learning

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students will attend classes for this module and have the opportunity to engage in active learning during these sessions. There will be in-class discussion and group work to analyse module concepts. Where appropriate, the module will incorporate case based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
International Management (BMGT4003D)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Individual Essay Unspecified n/a Graded No


Group Project: Group Case Study Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

General feedback is provided to students on all their submitted assessment components.

Name Role
Mr David Mark McKevitt Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Eamonn Ambrose Tutor
Dr Kate Collins Tutor
Mr Gerard Dooley Tutor
Dr Orna O'Brien Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - -2, 4, 8 Sat 13:15 - 16:30
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 0 Sat 13:15 - 16:30