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Organisations operate within a complex network of actors, each striving to maximise their performance and competitive advantages. This subject examines the roles of various actors within production and service delivery networks, and the data and systems required to monitor and improve performance, the mechanisms for innovation and the role of emergent technologies. Consideration is given to contracting forms, geography, institutions and ethical issues.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Describe and analyse the role of supply chains and networks
- Examine and assess the tools, data and systems for managing supply chains and networks for optimised performance
- Apply the learnings to real-world cases and situations
- High level of development: written communication; collaborative learning; team work; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; accessing data and other information from a range of sources; receptiveness to alternative ideas.
- Moderate level of development: oral communication; problem solving; application of theory to practice; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information.
- Some level of development: statistical reasoning; use of computer software.
Last updated: 20 February 2024