Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
The aim of this module is to define key terms and introduce conceptual frameworks for managing supply chains. It will revuiew the evolution of logistics and supply chain management over the past 30 years anmd explore the relationship between logistics/supply chain management (SCM) and other management functions. It will also examine the objectives of logistics/ supply chain management and ways of measuring its performance.
By the end of this module, students should be able to:
1. appreciate the contribution that managing supply chains can make at corporate and national economic levels
2. demonstrate a sound grasp of the principles and theories underpinning the formulation of logistics strategy
3. understand the inter-relationship between logistics and related business functions
4. recognise the differing logistical perspectives of producers, retailers and logistics providers
Marks for each individual student in group work will be adjusted based on the individual student’s overall contribution. The approximate equivalent word count contribution per individual for the group work is 500 words (reflected in approximately 3 minutes presentation). Please note that is only an approximation and may vary depending on the number of individuals per group.
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