Engineering

ECMM112 - Manufacturing Supply Chain Management (2010)

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MODULE TITLEManufacturing Supply Chain Management CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECMM112 MODULE CONVENERDr Stephen Childe (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
To introduce the students to issues and concepts in manufacturing supply chains and the associated tools and techniques for analysis and management of manufacturing logistics.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Developing Strategic framework to analyse supply chains - introduction to supply chain management, achieving strategic fit and scope, drivers of a supply chain performance and obstacles to achieving fit. Planning demand and supply in a supply chain - demand forecasting, aggregate planning and managing predictable variability. Planning and managing inventories in a supply chain - types of inventories and their roles, managing economies of scale, managing uncertainty in a supply chain and determining optimal level of product availability. Network design and information technology in a supply chain - transportation decisions, networks and design options, network design decisions, models of facility location and capacity allocation, the role, importance and use of IT in supply chain. Co-ordinating supply chains and the role of E-business - supply chain co-ordination, the Bullwhip effect, barriers to co-ordination, strategic alliances, role and impact of e-business on supply chain performance.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Chopra, S and Meindl P Supply Chain Management: Strategy, planning, and operation 5TH Pearson 2013 978-0273765226 [Library]
Extended Simchi-Levi D Designing and Managing Supply Chain 2nd McGraw-Hill Education 2003 000-0-071-19896-2 [Library]
Extended Slack, N and Lewis, M Operations strategy 2nd Prentice Hall 2002 000-0-273-63781-9 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM2106
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined