BMGT45370 Operations & SC (Mod)

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module is designed to provide students with an understanding of operations and supply chain management. Every organisation has the complex task of coordinating people, technology, information and materials to achieve its goals. Think of all the tasks and resources involved in the fulfilment of an order placed on an online shopping website or of what is required for the success of relief efforts after a major calamity. Operations and supply chain management is the science and art of designing and implementing the processes that create and deliver the goods or services provided by an organisation. The topics of this class
encompass a wide variety of subjects relevant to the decisions concerning the design and analysis of both internal production processes as well as processes that take place outside the organisation. In this module, you will be exposed to concepts and techniques useful for the management of procurement, sourcing and inventory, as well as capacity planning, demand management and quality management.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

By completion of this module, you will develop an understanding of the main issues involved in the design and management of operations in the turbulent environment that characterises modern supply chains. More specifically, you will:
a) Understand how to approach the complexity of operations both from a tactical as well as a strategic perspective.
b) Develop the ability to evaluate the risks and opportunities associated with operations and supply chain decisions.
c) Acquire a set of tools and frameworks that represent state-of-the-art, scientifically-based management thinking.
d) Gain insights into the factors that separate world-class organisations and practices from the rest.
e) Enhance your quantitative and qualitative analysis ability.

Indicative Module Content:

Operations and Supply Chain Strategy
Inventory Management
Environmental and Social Sustainability
Supply Chain Design

Student Effort Type Hours




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: In-class activities and reports Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

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Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19 Sat 14:00 - 18:20

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