BMGT43290 Building Sustainable Supply Chain Advantage

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is designed to provide the 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, mapping, and analysis of both internal production processes as well as processes that take place outside the organisation, such as the customer journey. In this class, 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:

On completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:1. Explain the role of operations and supply management within an organisation's strategy;2. Demonstrate an understanding of the main decisions that an operations manager has to face and their implications for the organisation as a whole;3. Apply quantitative techniques in conjunction with qualitative considerations in operations management decision-making;4. Be able to map and analyse a process to identify capacity constraints and other areas of potential improvement;5. Analyse and evaluate the role of suppliers and logistics services and how relationships and processes can be managed to minimise working capital tied up in inventory;6. Apply current theory in Ops and SCM in a competent manner in relation to the analysis of a case.

Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


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


Continuous Assessment: Continuous Assessment Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will receive written and oral feedback on their progress in the class. Both individual and group written feedback will be given for team assignments.

Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 13:00 - 14:50
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 10:00 - 11:50

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