Supply Chain Management (718N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module aims to develop a knowledge and understanding of the role and extent of supply chain management in modern organizations. Leading on from this, you will develop a critical understanding of the key processes involved in global supply chain management including sourcing, procurement, warehousing, inventory management and logistics.

The module assists you in understanding how different technologies can be used to expand and support organizations on a global basis and how they can be used reconfiguring supply chain networks and achieving competitive advantage. You will have the opportunity to explore the current operation of existing global supply chains across different organizations and in a variety of industry sectors.

The module will finally examine key issues and concerns arising from global supply chain management including forming collaborative partnerships, building trust and managing different languages and cultures.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


30%: Coursework (Group presentation)
70%: Practical (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.