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Module Code: MAN419
Module Title: Operations and Supply Chain Management Strategy
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Business School Suzhou
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module provides students with a comprehensive understanding of key principles, systems and techniques used to assure effective formulation of operations strategies and the application of operations and supply chain management tools.
Learning outcomes 
A. Critically understand the role of operations management in supporting business development;

B. Critically understand the nature and importance of inter-relationships within the supply chain

C. Critically understand the range of tools used in the management and control of company operations and the supply chain

D. Critically assess the factors involved in the formulation of an operations strategy and the available frameworks to achieve this.

Method of teaching and learning 
This is a full week module with two 3-hour sessions of seminars per day. The primary mode of teaching will be formal lectures with class exercises to illustrate the use of operations management techniques.

Guest lectures will be used to provide an industrial perspective and to support regular lectures specifically in relation to china.

Suitable case studies and journal papers will be used to highlight emerging developments in the field of operations and supply chain management.

• The role of operations and supply chain management in an organisation.

• Tools and approaches in Operations Management

• Inventory Management

• Planning and Control

• Lean principles and contiguous improvement

• Supply Chain Management

• Sourcing and Integration

• Performance and risk assessment

• Distribution and logistics.

• Global Supply Chains

• Operations strategy- Overview of available operations strategy frameworks

• Capacity strategy

• Supply strategy

• Process technology strategy

• Improvement strategy: tools and techniques

• Product and service development and organisation

• The process of operations strategy: formulation and implementation

• The process of operations strategy: monitoring and control

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester   36          150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Coursework 30.00
2 Coursework 70.00

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