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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: ENGM078 Module Title: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng Short Name: SE2M63
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: CHEN T Dr (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability

Spring Semester

Assessment Pattern

Components of Assessment
2-hour unseen examination

Qualifying Condition(s)
A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module.
Module Overview
In the new e-business era competition has shifted from the company level to the supply chain level.  In order to be competitive or gain a competitive edge companies need to open up their systems to their partners.  The first step towards an effective collaboration is integrated supply chain management.  Controlling inventory levels, managing supplies, planning and synchronising deliveries results in reduced operational cost and increased customer satisfaction.  Currently traditional (legacy) systems where different department or sections have their own information systems do not work in the e-business era.  Supply Chain Management (SCM) must be redirected towards an integrated activity by all partners, where supply chain processes are redesigned in order to comply with e-business commercial rules.  In this module students will acquire in depth understanding of SCM and the factors that drive the change towards e-supply chain processes


Module Aims

The main aim of the module is to consolidate the major themes and categories associated with the supply chain management and to provide insight into the redesign of business processes the SCOR model that is developed by the Supply Chain Council, hence to map the main supply chain processes. From the perspective of business process reengineering students will be using the EPC notation to redesign and model supply chain.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
·         Demonstrate awareness of the SCM concept;
·         Identify and categorise different supply chain processes;
·         Explain the SCOR model and use it to model supply chain processes;
·         Employ the EPC modelling technique in the analysis and modelling of a business process;

Understand the concept of e-supply chain and the driving factors towards it.

Module Content
Introduction to Supply Chain Management;
Identify basic supply chain processes;
The supply chain council SCOR model;
Supply chain and business process reengineering;
Modelling supply chain processes using the EPC notation;
Business drivers for e-business;

Moving towards e-supply chain.

Methods of Teaching/Learning
20 hours of lectures, 10 hours of laboratory work.
All knowledge related to the learning outcomes above is delivered through lectures and laboratory based coursework.
Total student learning time 150 hours.
Selected Texts/Journals
S. Chopra and P. Meindl, Supply Chain Management - New Jersey: Pearson - Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-121745-3 2004.
Required reading
Recommended background reading
Bowersox, DJ, Closs DJ, Cooper MB; Supply Chain Logistic and Management, Mc Graw Hill, 2007 ISBN 0-07-112306-7
Cimchi-Levi D, Kaminski P, Simchi-Levi E; Designing and managing Supply Chain, Irwing McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-07-235756-7 2001
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