MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Supply Chain Management BUS5021

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course provides an understanding of the design and management of supply chains, including purchasing, supply and logistics, within and between organisations.

Timetable

Taught over 3 full days.

Excluded Courses

Supply and Logistics Management (presented in previous years)

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

The summative assessment will be an individual piece of written work of no more than 2,500 words. Students will be required to analyse a particular supply chain context, relating either to a real world or written case study - the case study will change each year.

Course Aims

This course aims to provide an understanding of the design and management of supply chains, including purchasing, supply and logistics, within and between organisations. This will include a study of:

 

■ Developments in globalisation and international trade

■ Forms of supply chain relationships

■ The design and implementation of supply chain strategies

■ Forms of transportation and issues of security

■ Procurement and inventory management

■ Factors in supply chain design, including risk, resilience and sustainability

■   Reverse logistics

■ Service supply chains

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1. demonstrate a critical understanding of how developments in global trade have led to the need to coordinate international supply chains

2. critically evaluate different forms of supply chain relationships and identify appropriate forms of relationship according to context

3. identify appropriate supply chain strategies for different contexts

4. critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different supply chain designs and identify appropriate designs/improvements in different contexts

5. develop appropriate reverse logistics solutions for different types of goods and different contexts

6. demonstrate how conceptualising service supply chains can be used to deliver improved services

7. evaluate the role of changing technologies in supply chains and their management

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.