Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: IFB109TC
Module Title: Supply Chain Innovation and Technologies
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: School of Intelligent Finance and Business
Pre-requisites: N/A
The module aims to introduce some of the important tools and techniques of contemporary operations management. This module also addresses one of the most important topics that will increasingly occupy students time as they progress in their careers and are called up on to respond to the challenges posed by uncertain, complex and dynamic business environments.
Learning outcomes 
A. demonstrate understanding of and critically examine some of the creative approaches to supply chain management

B. determine an appropriate creative system design and implementation strategy and approaches

C. apply new technologies to significant improve the supply chain management
Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching philosophy of the module follows very much the philosophy of Syntegrative Education. This has meant that the teaching delivery pattern, which follows more intensive block teaching, allows more meaningful contribution from industry partners. This philosophy is carried through also in terms of assessment, with reduction on the use of exams and increase in coursework, especially problem-based assessments that are project focused. The delivery pattern provides space in the semester for students to concentrate on completing the assessments.

Students will be expected to attend a series of lectures, seminars and tutorials
Private study will provide time for reflection and consideration of lecture material and background reading. The lectures will introduce students to the academic content which is the subject of the module..

Students will also be given some practical exercises during lectures, such as performing materials requirements and planning calculations..

Case study material will be drawn upon, sometimes using videos.
A written test at the end of the module will assess the academic achievement of students
Topics will typically include:

• Business module innovation and impact on Supply Chain management

• Optimization and impact on Supply Chain management

• Big data and impact on Supply Chain management

• AI and impact on Supply Chain management

• IoT and impact on Supply Chain management

• Automation and impact on Supply Chain management

• Block Chain and impact on Supply Chain management

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 15  2  12      46  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Assessment Task 100.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/21/2020 6:51:20 PM