Core Module Information
Module title: Sustainable Supply Chain Management

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SOE11152
Module leader: Eoin Plant
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Supply chains and sustainability have become a key focus for many organisations and broader society, as many countries and organisations around the globe push for decarbonisation and the implementation of the United Nations Sustainability Goals. Organisations have developed an understanding that they do not act alone but are part of complex networks that need to act together in order to effectively address these issues.

This module focuses on key aspects of sustainability and supply chain management, such as:
Introduction to supply chains/networks and their global influencers;

Demand amplification and the Bullwhip Effect;

Relationships, integration, and social network analysis of supply chains;

Sustainable procurement and corporate social responsibility in supply chains;

Supply chain design and performance measurement;

Customer centric supply chains;

Evaluation of supply chains to assess weaknesses and strengths on a wide range of issues, such as communication and relationships to living wage.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Evaluate the key factors that contribute to supply chain management including, internal organisational aspects, the supply chain, and the broader landscape.

LO2: Critique theoretical supply chain models in academic literature with reference to real world applications.

LO3: Assess the role of supply chain management in supporting the overall organisational strategy.

LO4: Critically discuss sustainable supply chain design and performance measurement.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Eoin Plant
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive student centred learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic and how to study the module, together with core academic theory relating to the topic, alongside case studies.

Gamification will be used to initially introduce key concepts. The learning materials will outline the main topics, initially introducing you to the key features of sustainable supply chain management, followed by developing your critique of the subject (LO1, 2, 4) and teaching specific analysis techniques (LO1, 3, 4). You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. Each unit will engage you in the learning process, enable you to develop the key issues further and encourage critical discussion (LO1-4).

To support your learning, you will have access to module specific materials which will comprise of the following: A module introduction/overview, including learning outcomes, and summary of key learning points; eleven units of learning - an introductory/module overview unit, followed by ten subject specific unit. Lectures, supported by tutorial and workshop activities will facilitate the development of key skills such as communication, reflective learning and critical thinking.

Scholarship skills are developed through the research necessary for completion of the assessment together with adopting an appropriate writing style, referencing and the synthesis of information from a variety of sources.


Formative Assessment:
You will actively learn through the application of analysis techniques to case studies. You will participate in peer discussion, often in small groups. The group's work will also be presented to the class for broader peer feedback and informal feedback by academic staff.


Summative Assessment:
Component 1, 50%:
2,000 word Report; LO 1, 3. The report will be based on an issue identified in an organisation's supply chain. The report will address this issue and make recommendations to senior management.

Component 2, 50%:
2,000 word essay; LO 2, 4. A academic essay that critically evaluates a contemporary topic.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 161
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1,2 7 , WORDS= 2000
Essay 50 3,4 13 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Eoin Plant
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive student centred learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic and how to study the module, together with core academic theory relating to the topic, alongside case studies.

Gamification will be used to initially introduce key concepts. The learning materials will outline the main topics, initially introducing you to the key features of sustainable supply chain management, followed by developing your critique of the subject (LO1, 2, 4) and teaching specific analysis techniques (LO1, 3, 4). You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. Each unit will engage you in the learning process, enable you to develop the key issues further and encourage critical discussion (LO1-4).

To support your learning, you will have access to module specific materials which will comprise of the following: A module introduction/overview, including learning outcomes, and summary of key learning points; eleven units of learning - an introductory/module overview unit, followed by ten subject specific unit. Lectures, supported by tutorial and workshop activities will facilitate the development of key skills such as communication, reflective learning and critical thinking.

Scholarship skills are developed through the research necessary for completion of the assessment together with adopting an appropriate writing style, referencing and the synthesis of information from a variety of sources.


Formative Assessment:
You will actively learn through the application of analysis techniques to case studies. You will participate in peer discussion, often in small groups. The group's work will also be presented to the class for broader peer feedback and informal feedback by academic staff.


Summative Assessment:
Component 1, 50%:
2,000 word Report; LO 1, 3. The report will be based on an issue identified in an organisation's supply chain. The report will address this issue and make recommendations to senior management.

Component 2, 50%:
2,000 word essay; LO 2, 4. A academic essay that critically evaluates a contemporary topic.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 161
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1,2 7 , WORDS= 2000
Essay 50 3,4 13 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Sustainable Supply Chain Management