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LUBS2900 Operations and Supply Chain Management

10 creditsClass Size: 230

Module manager: Jie Chen

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module introduces you to Operations and Supply Chain Management and develops knowledge, understanding and skills in Operations and Supply Chain Management. The module covers the relevant fundamental theory and practices for these key functions. The module gives you an insight into the diversity of the functions and what the key issues and concerns are related to strategy, design, planning & control and improvement.


The module aims to provide students with a basic grounding in knowledge, understanding and skills in the fundamental business functions of operations and supply chain management. Students will be exposed to both the theoretical underpinnings and practical activities that constitute this vital area of management. This module will better prepare the student to benefit from option modules and better inform them for making career choices.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and significance of operations and supply chain management for various types of organisation.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the main concepts and theories in managing operations and supply chains.
- Apply concepts and theories to analyse and resolve operations and supply chain-related problems and issues.

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate both broad and detailed commercial awareness.
- Deploy basic management skills in the areas of designing, directing, planning & control and improvement.

Subject specific
- Analyse and apply problem solving skills to operations and supply chain-related issues.
- Apply analytical and evaluative skills to enable them to contribute to the design, improvement, and planning and control of internal operations and external supply networks.


Indicative content:
Operations management
Operations performance
Operations strategy
Capacity management
Inventory management
Process design
Planning and control
Lean operations
Supply chain management

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours84.00
Total Contact hours16.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Students are expected to spend their private study undertaking activities such as preparing for lectures and tutorials; and preparing for assessment. This will include activities such as completing assigned reading including text books, case studies, and other material available on-line.
The time allocation is roughly:
- 40 hours: 4 hours reading per lecture
- 15 hours: 3 hours reading per workshop
- 30 hours: preparation and examination.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will undertake case study and problem activities in preparation for tutorials and then self-monitor their progress against class discussion and tutor-provided solutions. Students will be able to prepare for examination by completing sample/ prior examination questions and submit these for tutor-provided feedback.

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hour examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 07/08/2019


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