Supply Chain Management


The aim of this module is to provide students with a professional understanding of Supply Chain Management (SCM), associated activities, processes, standards and the practical application of key frameworks and concepts in international settings.


For the online version of this Module (Entrepreneurship year 4 programme), it will consist of two lectures and a 1 hour tutorial.  The lectures will be asynchronous and will be uploaded to Learnonline for the learners to watch, the flipped classroom approach will also be used in order for the learners to prepare for their asynchronous lectures and to provide material/videos/case studies as appropriate.

The tutorials will be delivered synchronously on a weekly basis, to give an opportunity for the learners to ask any questions, work out examples, and to meet the students in an online environment to provide interaction and engagement for all concerned.

The assessment strategy will remain the same as the Face to Face version of this module.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop a thorough understanding of the role of SCM, SC structures, SC flows and associated standards for a range of business types both within and across SC chains and networks.

  2. Evaluate the role of Logistics management in optimising the movement and storage of goods throughout SCs

  3. Evaluate the influence of drivers for change, in particular on advances in technology and the transformational influence of technology on contemporary SCM.

  4. Analyse and develop SCM strategies that are optimised for different environments, relationship management and approaches to quality assurance

  5. Formulate, apply and evaluate the use of SCM frameworks and concepts to realistic international cases and scenarios.

% Coursework 40%
% Final Exam 60%