BMGT43840 Supply Chain Analytics

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module is designed to provide students with a detailed understanding of supply chain operations and planning concepts, with particular emphasis on the application of mathematical/analytical tools and techniques to assist supply chain planning and control decision making. Among the topics that will be covered are network design and optimisation, supply chain coordination, forecasting and demand planning, requirements planning and inventory models, capacity management, revenue management, enterprise resource planning and supply chain risk management. In addition, students will gain proficiency in some of the advanced analytics features of Microsoft Excel.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module students will be able to:

1. Relate theoretical concepts to the practical analysis of supply chains.
2. Demonstrate the application of quantitative tools and techniques to analyse supply chain scenarios and to support decision making.
3. Critique the analytical results of supply chain scenario analysis with a view to improving supply chain management decision making competency.
4. Apply both oral and written communication through continuous in-class discussions and written reports.
5. Assess published academic and practitioner research related to supply chain analytics to support in-class discussions and written reports.

Please remember that the achievement of learning outcomes is contingent to your following class policies and completing all work in good faith.

Student Effort Type Hours


Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Continuous assessment Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

The module coordinator will give detailed written feedback on each individual assignment. Case studies and readings will be discussed in class to provide insight on how to improve the students' analytic and decision-making abilities. The module coordinator will provide written and oral feedback, both individually and to the whole group, for team assignments and presentations.

Name Role
Assoc Professor Eamonn Ambrose Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 13:30 - 14:50

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