Module Catalogues

Operations and Supply Chain Strategies

Module Title Operations and Supply Chain Strategies
Module Level Level 3
Module Credits 2.50
Academic Year 2023/24
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

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 demonstrate understanding of the role of operations management in supporting business development;
B. Critically demonstrate understanding of the nature and importance of inter-relationships within the supply chain
C. Critically demonstrate understanding of 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

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 in-crease in coursework, especially problem-based assessments that are project focused. The de-livery pattern provides space in the semester for students to concentrate on completing the assessments.
The primary mode of teaching will be 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.