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Module Code: IFB314TC
Module Title: Retail and Service Supply Chains
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2022/23
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: School of Intelligent Finance and Business
Pre-requisites: N/A
The management of supply chains is key to the operations of Retail and Service organisations. The need to be competitive, in terms of reaching new markets, sourcing new goods and raw materials as well as globalizing have all been key contributors to the development of supply chains as a function. It has become clear that competitive advantage and customer satisfaction can be gained if all organisations in the chain work together to improve service and reduce cost.

The module provides the student with comprehensive understanding of key principles and techniques to assure effective supply chain management (SCM). The aims of this module are to enable students to:

(1)Understand the principles and role of SCM in Retail and Service organisations.

(2)Be able to assess the effectiveness of Retail and Service supply chain strategic and operational decisions.

(3)Understand and apply a range of tools and techniques relevant to the optimisation of supply chains.
Learning outcomes 
A. Critically assess and map the operations of Retail and Service supply chains in various sectors both nationally and globally.

B. Critically analyse and evaluate the factors that impact on the performance across a Retail and Service supply chain.

C. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of how to apply supply chain management and optimisation tools and techniques in Retail and Service sectors.
Method of teaching and learning 
The module is delivered through series of lectures and seminars and simulation games.

Both international and Chinese supply chain management case study materials will be utilized to further expose students to practical applications of the principles.

Four exercises will be scheduled to cover different topics of practices of Retail and Service supply chain management. Two of these will be game based exercises and the remainder will be based on case study materials and application of optimisation tools and techniques used in supply chain management.
• Introduction to Retail and Service Supply Chain Management

• Retail and Service Process Mapping

• Retail and Service Inventory Management and Planning

• Retail and Service Planning and Control

• Retail and Service Supply Chain Performance

• Information Technology in Retail and Service Supply Chains

• Sustainability and Risk
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 14      14    47  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Business Simulation(1000 Words) 50.00
2 Case Study(1000 Words) 50.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/21/2020 5:47:17 PM