BA70019E Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Logistics & Supply Chain Management L&SCM. This is an exciting module which looks at the fast pace changing dynamic world of logistics and supply chain management. With global trade expected to almost triple by 2050, L&SCM will become a critical success factor for companies to establish a sustainable competitive advantage. This is a compulsory stage II module on MSc Project Management and an elective stage II module on both the MBA and the MSc International Business Management.
This module study guide provides the key information you will need in order to get the most out of the module. It includes a week by week programme of topics and relevant reading, details about the assessment, aims of the module, and learning outcomes.
The module looks at the nature and design of the operations function within organisations. The main drivers of supply chain management, such as customer service, logistics costs, and supply and distribution strategies are discussed in the context of international trade. The module also considers the necessity of quality and environmental management in gaining and sustaining competitive advantage in international organisations.
The aims of the module are to enable students to:
·To provide a learning experience and engagement with the concepts and strategies of logistics and supply chain management.
·To develop analytical decision-making skills informed by appropriate critical questioning and information processing.
·To provide a distinctive modelling approach for management activity and decision. The context for this decision is the wider area of business, and this will be linked to models and approaches developed in other modules
Specific expectations students can have of tutors:
·Constructive formative feedback on one assignment draft per assessment
·Lecture slides made available on blackboard prior to lecture
·Assessment marks and summative feedback given within fifteen working days from the assessment submission deadline
Specific expectations tutors will have of students:
·Attend all teaching and activity sessions and arrive punctually
·Behave professionally in classes and avoid disruption to class and other students
·Inform tutor via email beforehand when not able to attend any classes
·Participate and communicate professionally in class and with tutors
·Attempt all assessments by submission deadline and communicate with the tutor if there are any extenuating circumstances to explore extensions requests and/or mitigation claims
1.3Learning outcomes to be assessed
Upon completion of the module, students should be able to:
LO.1: Identify priorities of logistics and supply chain management, and critically appraise its contribution to business strategy.
LO.2: Analyse key strategic links between logistics and other functional and related perspectives.
LO.3: Select and critically apply a range of concepts, frameworks and models in the analysis of an organisation’s operational performance.
LO.4: Critically appraise approaches to “quality” and “sustainability” through an appreciation of stakeholder perspectives, analytical frameworks and their application to a range of current case scenarios.
The presentation should be no more than 15 PowerPoint slides, excluding appendices.
Select and agree an organisation with an international supply chain with your tutor.
Prepare an individual management report that
1.Critically evaluates the contribution of the organisations supply chain management to its business strategy
2.Critically appraises the supply chain sustainability of the organisation compared to peer organisations
Your report should consider the following topics:
ØThe logistics and supply chain structure and strategy for the selected organisation
ØThe nature of logistics, supply chain management (LSCM) and international trade.
ØInformation technology and supply chain integration
ØCSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
ØEnvironmental impacts, greener LSCM, and reduction in Green House Gases