Business & Management MA(SocSci)/BSc/LLB/MA

Supply Chain Management MGT4100

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 15
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course develops understanding of the design and management of supply chains, including supply chain relationships, transportation and managing supply chain risk within and between organisations.


Practical classes and workshops: 2hrs x 10 weeks.

 (Please refer to MyCampus for timetable)

Excluded Courses



ILO (covered)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification.  For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

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:

■ Relationships in supply chains;

■ The design and implementation of supply chains, including risk, resilience and sustainability;

■ Forms of transportation and issues of security;

■ Procurement and inventory management;

■ Tools and frameworks used in the sourcing process.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

1. evaluate appropriate approaches to managing supply chain relationships;

2. identify and evaluate key features of supply chain design;

3. analyse supply chain risks and suggest appropriate risk mitigation strategies;

4. formulate key elements of the sourcing process;

5. work effectively to solve problems in groups, giving and receiving feedback, to produce an output.

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.