BMGT43830 Supply Chain Operations

Academic Year 2022/2023

The module is designed to explain and evaluate the current thinking in supply chain operations. It is expected that students will gain an understanding of this field and be able to apply theories and concepts in a practical setting. This module will cover issues such as operations performance, new product development, process design and management, inventory management and service operations as well as more general topics such as quality, environmental concerns, and future trends in operations management.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students will be expected to be able to:
Explain the components that make up a service or product process operation.
Identify the key design decisions for each component of the process, and illustrate the application of the design principles.
Apply tools and techniques in the design and optimisation of operations systems.
Evaluate the implementation of operations management principles across a wide range of industries.
Carry out a case analysis and communicate the results effectively in both written and oral formats

Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Seminar (or Webinar)


Autonomous Student Learning




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: Team and individual assignments Throughout the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% Yes


Examination: Exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded Yes


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

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Timely feedback is provided on each group assessment during the Trimester

Practical Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 10:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 15:00 - 16:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3 Tues 15:00 - 17:50

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