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Module Code - Title:

PT4024 - INTRODUCTION TO MODELS AND FRAMEWORKS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Year Last Offered:

2020/1

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

1

Lab

0

Tutorial

1

Other

2

Private

6

Credits

6

Grading Type:

N

Prerequisite Modules:

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

To introduce students to a wide range of frameworks to inform systematic thinking on the alignment, design, implementation and operation supply chains to promote their agility, adaptability and growth. To consider frameworks appropriate at macro levels of operation. To promote a quantitative approach to supply chain operations analysis.

Syllabus:

Supply Chain Context Positioning, competitive priorities and capabilities. Role of operations and associated decision areas. Comparison of services versus manufacturing, supply-chain structures, identification of supply-chains. Operations reference models, Supply-Chain Operations Reference Model SCOR Semester project work Reflection on SCOR model and its relation with the framework above. Application in depth of a focused set drawing on the frameworks listed above to solving or analysing specific supply-chain questions in a substantial semester project. The work is to be collaborative, and carried out in project teams using computer mediated communications. The results are to be presented in written and verbal form. Qualitative enquiry should inform the project development path, but the work should be primarily related to quality- and quantity-control processes.

Learning Outcomes:

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

On successful completion of this module students will be able to: Describe the context for supply-chain design and discuss key consequences. Describe the nature of supply chain operations in the context of globalisation. Describe how to map supply chain performance. Describe and discuss the implementation of major supply-chain con/re-configuration such as SCOR through the SCE project template.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

On successful completion of this module students will be able to: Establish a commitment to the value of operations analysis and systems thinking in thinking about supply-chain structure, process and performance outcomes. Value both technical and human dimensions in design, implementation and operation. Anticipate and respond to the need for change in supply-chain structure and processes and outcomes. Adopt a stance on the philosophy of continuous improvement.

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

N/A

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

The module will be delivered in a blended learning format, with an initial workshop followed by online support and concept development leading into the application of the material in a case study.

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

Prime Texts:

Boyer, K and Verma, R. (2009) Operations and Supply Chain Management for the 21st Century , Cengage
Simchi-Levi D, Kaminsky D and Simchi-Levi (2007) Designing and Managing the Supply Chain , Mcgraw-Hill
Supply Chain Council (2011) Supply Chain Operation Reference Model 11 , Supply Chain Council

Other Relevant Texts:

Chopra S and Meindl P. (2008) Supply Chain Management , Prentice-Hall/Pearson Education
Sterman, JD. (2000) Business Dynamics: systems thinking and modeling for a complex world. , Irwin McGraw-Hill

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Module Leader:

Olivia.McDermott@ul.ie