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Supply Chain Management

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Module Convenor:  Behzad Hezarkhani

Module Content:
Module content is divided into four parts.
(1) Supply Chain concepts: Classification of supply chains and networks. The importance of supply chain management. The procurement function. Supply chain dynamics. Supply Chain competition.
(2) Supply chain network design and planning. Buyer-supplier relationships and decisions. Sourcing decisions and lean procurement. Inventory positioning. Coordination and integration. Collaborative forecasting, planning and replenishment. Extended enterprise.
(3) Logistics management: The relationship between logistics and SCM - scope of the logistics function. Transport and distribution management. Technologies for logistics and SC management. Outsourcing the Logistics function - 3PL and 4PL.
(4) Supply chain and reverse logistics strategies. Performance, costs, agility and robustness in SCM and Logistics. Strategic planning for integrated SCM and logistics solutions. Sustainable Supply Chains.

Module Aims:
The module aims to give an in-depth coverage of Supply Chain management and Logistics in the context of contemporary operations, taking into account the major competitive drivers of efficiency and responsiveness and the solutions enabled by new technologies. The module addresses the scope, impact and importance of SC and Logistics management and the major decisions that need to be made in today's world of global supply and global markets.

Module Assessment:
2 Hour Examination (70%); Group Coursework (3,000 words) (30%)

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