Supply Chain Management
Full course description
This course is an introduction course into supply chain management, in particular we will focus on how supply chains in for example the food, fashion and health care industry are designed. Students will acquire a solid foundation in the topics of both logistics management and supply chain management. While a strong internal operations function is vital to a firm’s survival, it is not sufficient. Firms must also understand how they link with their supply chain partners, including customers, distributors, manufacturers, and suppliers. In this course, we will cover a wide range of topics such as supply chain strategy, collaboration, purchasing, logistics, inventory, ethics and sustainability. Students learn directly about these concepts from a textbook and application to cases and exercises, and additionally work on a team project to analyse a part of a supply chain.
Students understand core supply chain concepts and theories and use them in relation to the wider business environment. Students can solve practical problems using tools and techniques, and interpret the outcome to advice on collaborations in supply chains. Students learn to analyse ethical and sustainable issues in supply chains that affect their daily lives and make choices to reflect these considerations.
Christopher, M. (2022). Logistics & supply chain management. Sixth edition. Pearson UK. ISBN: 978-1292416182