Supply Chain Management - MAN00017H

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Dong Li
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2016-17

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2016-17

Module aims

This course covers the major issues in supply chain management, including: definition of a supply chain; role of inventory; advanced production-inventory models; supply contracts; bullwhip effect and information sharing; vendor-managed inventories and other distribution strategies; third-party logistics providers; managing product variety; information technology and supply chain management; international issues.

Module learning outcomes

  • Conceptualise supply chain designs, which are aligned with business models for manufacturing and service companies
  • Configure logistics networks and assess their performance impacts on efficiency and service levels
  • Align supply chain integration strategy with the uncertainty conditions of supply and demand.
  • Evaluate strategic alliances for logistics and retailer-supplier relationships, such as vendor managed inventory.
  • Design e-procurement strategies for a firms procurement portfolio of products and services.
  • Evaluate how the logistics process can be constrained by product design, and the implications of constraint reduction on logistics performance and market responsiveness.
  • Evaluate the implications of regional differences in logistics while designing international supply chains.


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 80
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Supply Chain Management Oral Presentation
N/A 20

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Supply Chain Management
N/A 100

Module feedback

Module assessment reports to students are written by the module leader for all assessments (open and closed) and placed on the VLE after the Board of Examiners has received the module marks.

The timescale for the return of feedback will accord with TYMS policy

Indicative reading

Chopra S. & Meindl P. (2009). Supply Chain Management (4th Edition), Prentice Hall.

Wisner, J. D., Leong, G. K. & Tan, K. C. (2012). Supply Chain Management: A Balanced Approach, South-Western/Cengage Learning

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.