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Supply Chain Planning and Management

Please note that the following information may be subject to change.

Module Convenor:  Bart MacCarthy

Module Content:
Module content is divided into three major parts.

(1) Fundamental supply chain concepts; The importance of supply chain management and logistics; Classification approaches; Buyer-supplier relationships and sourcing decisions.

(2) Supply chain management processes; Forecasting for supply chain and production management: qualitative and quantitative approaches (regression and causal modelling, time series methods); Inventory: forms, functions, decisions, and models. Inventory positioning. Supply chain dynamics and the bullwhip effect.

(3) Planning and control approaches – Aggregate planning. Hierarchical planning and control. MRP-based planning and control. Capacity management strategies. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Just-In-Time (JIT) and Theory of Constraints (TOC). Methods and techniques for planning and control.

Module Aims:
The module aims to provide a thorough introduction to supply chain management and supply chain planning processes relevant to contemporary operations. The module focuses on concepts, processes, models and techniques, and emphasises the role of information integration and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

Module Assessment:
2 Hour Examination (70%); Group project/assignment (3,500 word report) (30%)

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