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LUBS2900 Operations and Supply Chain Management

10 creditsClass Size: 453

Module manager: Jie Chen

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This model introduces students to Operations and Supply Chain Management, which is vital to an organisation’s competitiveness. The module provides a general overview of the key issues in managing operations and supply chains that are related to strategy, design, planning & control and improvement.


The module aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills of managing operations and supply chains. Students will be exposed to the fundamental principles, theories and practical activities that constitute this vital area of management. This module will better prepare students for future career with a grounded understanding of business operations.

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.
- Communicate ideas clearly and concisely in writing

Subject specific
- Analyse and apply problem solving skills to operations and supply chain-related issues.
- Deploy basic management skills in the areas of designing, directing, planning & control and improving operations and supply chains.


Indicative content:
Introduction to 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 preparing for assessment. This will include activities such as completing assigned reading including textbooks, case studies, and other material available on-line.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module. Students will undertake case studies and problem-solving activities in workshops or lectures and then self-monitor their progress against class discussion and tutor-provided solutions.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Report2,500 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2,500 word coursework

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 17/05/2022 15:20:43


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