BMGT43810 Supply Chain Consulting

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module aims to provide the students with experience of real-life supply chain issues as experienced by organisations in Ireland and internationally. The module will give the student an array of supply chain management skills such as the ability to apply theory to practice, critically analyse current practice and theory, provide solutions to supply chain issues and manage supply chain consulting projects.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The learning objectives are to use the knowledge from the MSc in supply chain management to solve a supply chain management issue for a company. Students will use synthesis, analysis and critical-thinking skills to develop the solutions for the company. They will use their writing and presentation skills to communicate their work and solution to the company. On completing this module, students will be expected to:
1. Research and analyse a real-life supply chain issue;
2. Manage a supply chain consulting project;
3. Combine different knowledge streams to provide a solution;
4. Professionally present findings on the supply chain issue;
5. Prepare a supply chain management consulting report.

Indicative Module Content:

Supply chain management
Supply chain consulting
Strategy supply chain issues
Literature and best practice review
Consulting methods
Presenting
Report writing

Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

500

Total

500

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

The student must have completed and passed all core modules before the consulting project. Exceptions may be given for part-time students where core modules have changed or where timing of modules have changed. All full-time students must have completed and passed modules from semester 1 and have completed modules from semester 2.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Pre-requisite:
BMGT43830 - Supply Chain Operations, BMGT44370 - Procurement & Supplier Mgt


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Group Project: The assessment consists of workshops, communication with mentors, letter of engagement, participation reports, interim report, presentation and final consulting report. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded Yes

100


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat (CFP) Within Three Semesters
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Assessment will take place over the semester Workshops will be used to give feedback and advice to the consulting groups Feedback will be given to the consulting groups after coursework is handed in within 20 days Grades will be given after mediation of the projects by the academic team roundtable

Name Role
Dr Steve New Subject Extern Examiner

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