University Of Limerick

Supply Chain Management Structures


Iowa State Course Substitution

Supply Chain Management

SCM 301

Course Info

International Credits: 6.0
Converted Credits: 3.5
Country: Ireland
Language: English
Course Description:
Module Code - Title: PT4031 - SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT STRUCTURES Year Last Offered: 2017/8 Hours Per Week Grading Type: N Prerequisite Modules: Rationale and Purpose of the Module: This module is designed to provide a strategic understanding of the supply chain, enabling students to appreciate the supply chain phenomenon. This module: - Defines supply chain management theoretically and practically. - Identifies supply chain management's role in enhancing customer fulfilment. - Emphasises systems thinking and process management as the foundation of supply chain management. - Examines the role of environmental scanning to define the forces driving greater collaboration. - Discusses the critical issues involved in supply chain design. - Discusses the vital bridges to supply chain integration and collaboration. Syllabus: Building Blocks of Supply Chain Management: Supply Chain Management & Competitive Strategy, Customer Fulfilment Strategies, Process Thinking: Supply Chain Management's Foundations. Designing The Global Supply Chain: Scanning & Global Supply Chain Design, Supply Chain Mapping, Strategic Supply Chain Cost Management, Core Competencies and Outsourcing, Supply Chain Rationalisation and Role Shifting. Collaborating Across the Supply Chain: Relationship Management, Information Sharing, Performance Measurement, People Management. Learning Outcomes: Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis) Lecture Lab Tutorial Other Private Credits 2 2 0 3 5 6 Upon completion of this module a student will be able to: Define supply chain management and identify how supply chain management can improve performance Discuss how supply chain management supports the development and execution of a winning competitive strategy. Describe the function of sourcing, operation and logistics from a supply chain perspective. Affective (Attitudes and Values) Upon completion of this module a student will be able to: Identify the issues driving globalisation and explain how globalisation has changed the rules of competition. Adopt a stance on the critical issues involved in designing a supply chain. Appreciate the role of relationship management and information exchange in the operation of a supply chain. Psychomotor (Physical Skills) N/A How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students: The module will be delivered in a blended learning format, with an initial workshop followed by online support and concept development leading into the application of the material in a case study. Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant): Prime Texts: Fawcett SE, Ellram LM, and Ogden JA. (2008) Supply Chain Management from vision to implementation, Prentice Hall, New Jersey. Chopra, S (2013) View larger cover Supply Chain Management: Global Edition, Pearson Higher Education Other Texts: Cousins P, Lamming R, Lawson B & Squire B (2007) Strategic Supply Management: Principles, theories and practice, Financial Times Press Schniederjans MJ, and LeGrand SB. (2013) Reinventing the Supply Chain Life Cycle: Strategies and Methods for Analysis and Decision Making, Financial Times Press Programmes Semester - Year to be First Offered: Module Leader:


Evaluation Date:
March 9, 2018
Yoshi Suzuki