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Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

A successful and productive supply chain can improve the bottom line in any industry. Leading organisations put in place strategies to create a strong supply chain which will support the overall operation of the organisation. For this to happen, supply chain learners must understand and develop their skills and knowledge and stay relevant, while ensuring required and future capabilities training is aligned with the overall objectives of the company. This can be achieved through the development of a skills portfolio and the enhancement of a bespoke supply chain development program for individual learners. The aim of this module is to provide learners with the ability to promote both the understanding and development of a range of skills appropriate to the performance of supply chain management related roles in modern organisations. It provides the learners with the opportunity to reflect on their previous experiences and past learning accreditations. It will allow them to outline required developments for their current or future careers in an open and supportive learning environment. It is the purpose of this course to diagnose current and future capability enablers, desired skills development outcomes. It is about creating blended development pathways for individual learners that convert competence to performance so that both the individual and the supporting organisation can evaluate and benefit from the learning impact of past and future skills portfolios.


Diagnostic of current supply chain competencies and review of the gap analysis between current role skills expectations. The Development of portfolio of previous experience and the enhancement of this reflective tool with the competency development plan to improve skills for current or future supply chain career roles. Assessing the needs to execute this development program in relation to business supports in the broader context Appreciating the importance and value of Peers, Professional Networks, Associations and Institutions The presentation of a reflective skills portfolio to an academic panel and where applicable, their business manager/director

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

Upon successful completion of this module students will be able to: Identify the personal qualities and professional skills needed for effective participation in a supply chain role to include opportunities for further personal development and associated development plans. Beyond problem solving and communication, define what objectives for skills development are reasonably expected for supply chain resources. Develop a portfolio of previous experiences and formulate what the blended pathway program should be (of formal classroom, coaching, peer learning and real life and industry projects) to enhance the skills portfolio. Assess, outline and make a presentation to management in relation to the changes in processes, systems, supply chain team working patterns or other support that are required to enable the learner to pursue his supply chain skills training program.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

Upon successful completion of this module students will be able to: To utilise the reflective practice of the supply chain role in developing the skills portfolio programme and in researching CPD and Professional Networks

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)


How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

The module will be delivered through a blended distance learning format. The students will receive lectures and carry out assignments in their place of employment. Delivery will be supported through the UL learning management system and related technologies. There will be an initial workshop where students will learn about professional skills and reflect on their prior learning in this context. They will then be required to develop a portfolio of prior learning and to present this to an academic panel.

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

Prime Texts:

Bolton, Gillie E J (2000) Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development , Paul Chapman Publishing
Moon, Jennifer A. (2004) A Handbook of Reflective and Experiential Learning: Theory and Practice , Routledge

Other Relevant Texts:

Jorrick Beckers, Diana Dolmans, Jeroen van MerriĆ«nboer (2016) • e-Portfolios enhancing students' self-directed learning: A systematic review of influencing factors , Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2016, 32(2)
Paul Linsley, Ros Kane, Janet H Barker (2019) • Evidence-based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals , Sage

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

BSSCMAUPA - Supply Chain Management
CTSCMPUPA - Supply Chain Management (Production and Inventory
CTSCMPUPB - Supply Chain Management (Production and Inventory

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