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ECMM112 - Manufacturing Supply Chain Management (2015)

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MODULE TITLEManufacturing Supply Chain Management CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECMM112 MODULE CONVENERProf David Zhang (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 11 weeks 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 17
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

As an engineer, you may need to plan, implement and manage the flow of goods, services and related information to customers, in a process known as supply chain management.


This module looks at the different aspects of the tools and techniques employed within supply chain management, including forecasting, planning, inventory and distribution, together with the strategic and management aspects of supply chain management, principally related to manufacturing industry.


In your group research assignment, you will consider a particular industry from a strategic standpoint, to determine the important competitive aims and the supply chain management techniques that are applied within that industry. You will make a presentation on your findings as part of a group, so that all students benefit from the research. This provides the foundation for the last assignment, where you will individually study the application of the various concepts in practice, using examples from different industries to evaluate the benefits of each concept in practice.

Prerequisite module: ECM2106 or equivalent
 

AIMS - intentions of the module

Building on the knowledge you already have of modern manufacturing systems and their design and management, this module teaches you the issues and concepts in manufacturing supply chains. You will also acquire knowledge of the associated tools and techniques for analysis and management of manufacturing logistics. Furthermore, you will develop an awareness of the current challenges faced by supply chain managers, including volatility in customer demand, changing markets and the introduction of new products.

 

This module covers Specific Learning Outcomes in Engineering, which apply to accredited programmes at Bachelors/MEng/Masters level. These contribute to the  educational requirements for CEng registration (as defined under the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence – UK-SPEC).
 
 
 
This module correlates to references S1, S2, MU3, ME3, MS1, MS2, MP1 and GM3. These references are indices of the specific learning outcomes expected of Bachelors/MEng/Masters candidates set out in UK-SPEC, codified with reference to systems used by professional accrediting institutions. A full list of the standards can be found on the Engineering Council's website, at http://www.engc.org.uk
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:
Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1 demonstrate, in writing, systematic and in-depth understanding the issues in supply chain management;
2 reveal in a class presentation systematic and in-depth understanding the issues in supply chain management;
3 show, in writing, the ability to appraise tools and technologies for managing manufacturing supply chains;
4 apply proper tools and technologies to evaluate and explore managerial approaches in a given supply chain case.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
5 Choose the right tools and techniques to solve problems, and explain the choice;
6 Use case examples to demonstrate understanding of business situations and applicable tools and techniques;
7 Demonstrate competence in literature search, data collection, analysis and synthesis in the area.
Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge:
8 present information and arguments to a professional standard, both in writing and orally, making a business case for senior management to agree on a course of action;
9 work constructively and supportively in a group through project work.

 

 

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 22.00 Guided Independent Study 128.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22 Lectures
Guided independent study 128 Guided independent study
   

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Worked examples in class     On the spot feedback
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Group Research Assignment 30 40 hours approx 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 Written
Critical Evaluation of Supply Chain Management Theory in Practice 35 50 hours approx. 1, 3, 6, 7, 8 Written comments and verbal comments
Assignment on Forecasting 9 10 hours approx 4, 5 Written
Assignment on Planning 9 10 hours approx 4, 5 Written
Assignment on Inventory 8 8  hours approx 4, 5 Written
Assignment on Distribution 9 10 hours approx 4, 5 Written
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
All above Coursework (100%) All Completed over summer with a deadline in August
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

As this module is assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will be by a newly written assignment.

For referrals, the highest mark that can be awarded is the pass mark according to the student’s programme of study. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred assessment mark or the original mark.

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

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

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) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Friday 09 January 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 25 November 2015
KEY WORDS SEARCH Supply chain management; manufacturing; strategy; logistics; inventory; planning; partnerships.