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Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

Integrate the different aspects of the taught stream and apply the acquired knowledge to a business standard, industry focused project. Incorporate all module elements on the stream to demonstrate a well rounded comprehension of tools, techniques and methodologies investigated.


[Project Management] Students undertaking of this module must implement a project plan outlining various phases of the project. Estimation of goals and task scheduling must analysed, identified and prioritised. The project plan must be revisited throughout all stages of the lifecycle. [Independent Research] Students must demonstrate an ability to research and investigate aspects of the project independently. A proven aptitude in coordination of, and active involvement in, information gathering, analysis and formal presentation of findings must be exhibited [Knowledge Implementation] Implementation of the project must incorporate all modules associated within the project stream. In this manner students are guaranteed to be equipped with the essential tools to acquire further knowledge and insight. [Documentation Proficiency] As part of the module criteria a report must be completed to support the project. This should include the initial scope, methodologies applied and tools and techniques employed, in addition to the motivations for the project.

Learning Outcomes:

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

Construct a project plan outlining a schedule for task completion for each stage of the project lifecycle. Analyse and identify essential fundamental objectives and requirements relevant to the specific project. Employ and exercise judgement and problem-solving techniques. Communicate results and findings effectively both orally and in written form. Prioritise objectives within technical, time and knowledge constraints. Research, analyse, implement and document all stages of the project lifecycle resulting in a substantial overall project. Critically evaluate the overall project, proposing recommendations for future development and improvement.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

Increase the students understanding and appreciation for the processes involved in supply chain management.

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)


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


Prime Texts:

Wolf, J., (2008) The Nature of Supply Chain Management Research: Insights from a Content Analysis of International Supply Chain Management Literature from 1990 to 2006 , Gabler, European Business School Oestirich-Winkel.
Kotzab,H. Seuring, S. Muller, M. & Reiner, G. Editors (2004) Research Methodologies in Supply Chain Management: In Collaboration with Magnus Westhaus , Physica-Verlag HD.

Other Relevant Texts:

Saunders, M., Thornhill, A and Lewis, P. (2006) Research Methods for Business Students , Pearson Publishers, UK.
Fisher, C. (2004) Researching and Writing A Dissertation for Business Students , Prentice Hall Financial Times
Morley, M. (2005) A guide for Research ¿ Students and Supervisors , Graduate Studies Office: University of Limerick

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