The aim of the module is to allow students to develop an appreciation of the issues to be addressed when dealing with the complexities of managing global sourcing of materials and components, the globalisation of manufacturing ans service operations and meeting the needs of the global customer.
Defining Globalisation; The forces of Globalisation, Globalisation and the firm, Global Supply Chains and distribution
Key trends in the business environment and their impact on supply chain management
Supply chain management context: the changed business environment,impact of the BRIC countries for SCM, components of the SCM process, primary and secondary chains. Key trends in the business environment and the impact on supply chain management. Factors affecting international competitiveness. Risk factors and mitigation strategies.
The role of technology in effective supply chain management
E-business and the supply chain, information flows characteristics. The value chain perspective. The role of digitalisation on the supply chain.
Supply chain planning and decision making - key functions
Supplier selection and evaluation, use of scorecards and metrics, outsourcing SCM functions, procurement processes and methods used, transportation and transportation networks, warehouse management.
Future trends in SCM
Trends in global logistics and supply chain management
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