Indicative lectures: Introduction to Strategic SCM, The Theory of Make-Buy, Supplier Portfolio Management, Supplier Selection, Negotiation, Supplier Performance Measurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Managing Supply Chain Risks.
Masters (MSc) in Business Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis
With MSc Business Analytics, you will learn the skills to ensure that processes run smoothly, particularly in the face of challenges and opportunities arising from the global reach of business. You will gain vital knowledge and practical skills to become a professional operations, project or supply chain manager in a globalised environment.
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MSc Business Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis
Year of entry: 2019
Course unit details:
Strategic Supply Chain Management
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
- Introduce students to the basic issues of supply chain management.
- Provide an understanding of the role of theory within supply chain management.
- Explore the broad range of activities associated with the sourcing process
- Provide a foundation for Global SCM.
At the end of the course unit, students should be able to:
- Appreciate the role of SCM within the organisation
- Understand organisational theory and how to apply it to SCM problems and issues
- Understand and analyse the overall sourcing process
Written Exam (100%)
MAIN TEXT BOOK:Cousins, P; Lamming, R; Lawson, B; and Squire, B (2008) Strategic Supply Management: Principles, Theories and Practice. FT/Prentice Hall: Harlow.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||2.5|
|Independent study hours|
|Raymond Obayi||Unit coordinator|
|Joao Quariguasi Frota Neto||Unit coordinator|
Informal Contact Methods
Online Learning Activities (blogs, discussions, self-assessment questions)
Drop in Surgeries (extra help sessions for students on material they may be struggling with)
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