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This research-focussed subject will draw together, and enable students to apply, the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the Master of Supply Chain Management program. They will undertake a practical investigation of a supply chain challenge/issue and develop a plan for how to solve it. Within a specific supply chain domain to be chosen by the student and agreed by the subject coordinator, this subject will require investigation of all major aspects of the supply chain. It will typically involve a feasibility study or business plan for a supply chain improvement, design or change.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Create and refine a research issue and practical value creation question;
- Examine the issue from all angles in order to evaluate its potential;
- Apply knowledge of supply chain management;
- Evaluate supply chain strategies;
- Develop supply chain capabilities and improvements within organisations.
On successful completion of this subject students should have enhanced their skills in:
- Knowledge of supply chain strategies and improvement methods
- Ability to analyse and diagnose supply chain improvements and changes
- Understanding of supply processes and key elements of supply chain success
- Analysis and problem solving
- Capacity for intellectual curiosity, creativity and independent thought
- Communication of key ideas and theories within the discipline areas
- Capacity for effective teamwork and collaboration
- Information retrieval and application in relation to practical problems.
Last updated: 3 November 2022