Business and management studies

Managing Global Supply Chains (OPS&IS)

Module code: N1543
Level 5
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Workshop
Assessment modes: Coursework

You explore the global dimensions associated with managing supply chains and examine topics including:  

  • the emergence of global business
  • the nature and structure of global supply chain management
  • the supplier selection process
  • supply chain governance
  • outsourcing and offshoring
  • the emerging issues of supply chain sustainability and ethics.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the role of effective supply chain management in a global context
  • Develop a critical awareness of the role that effective supply chain management plays in terms of achieving competitive advantage
  • Differentiate between different types of supplier engagement options (including Partnering, Outsourcing, Offshoring etc)
  • Apply the tools, techniques and concepts of the module to a variety of case organisations