This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23
Department: Management and Marketing
Sustainable Supply Chain Management
||Available in 2021/22
||N2P909 Management (Supply Chain Logistics)
Excluded Combination of Modules
- Introduce how businesses and their extended supply chains are having an impact on Sustainability (Economic, Social, and Environmental)
- Provide a critical understanding of how sustainability creates trade-offs in supply chain processes like procurement and often influences the supply chain structure.
- Explore the critical drivers, key barriers, and successful interventions in implementing the principles of sustainability across the supply chains.
- Discuss the emerging landscape and importance of sustainability across supply chain practices, based on real-life case studies.
- Introduction to Supply Chains and its impact on Sustainability
- Evolution of the idea of sustainability and the key drivers
- Sustainable Procurement Practices and Challenges
- Key Stakeholders and Trade-offs
- Reconfiguring Operations and Supply Chain
- Developing a Strategy for Sustainable Supply Chains
- Creating Sustainable Eco-System
- Markets for Sustainable Goods/ Services
- Certification & Carbon Management
- Sustainability and Technology
- By the end of the module, candidates will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of:
- The role of Sustainability in shaping the current and future industry landscape and embedded supply chains .
- The process to critically evaluate technical and managerial issues related to Sustainability across the supply-chain.
- The trade-offs and interventions towards improving sustainable performance of supply chain processes.
- The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how Organisations via their supply chain practices can contribute
- The emerging market trends and technology that are enabling Sustainability across the supply chains
- Ability to identify the underlying assumptions and theoretical differences in Sustainable Supply Chain Management.
- Written communication; planning, organising and time management; problem solving and analysis; interpretation of data; computer literacy.
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to
the learning outcomes of the module
- Lecture sessions: theory will be outlined together with the relevant research evidence to enable a critical and evidenced-based approach. Seminars will take the form of tutorials and site visits designed to facilitate students to reflect on and apply the knowledge gained of legislations to real-life cases and industrial companies.
- These themes will be explored through a variety of media including videos, written cases and practical exercises. In this way each student will be challenged to apply the theoretical and evidence-based material from lectures and also gain an appreciation of the tools and techniques commonly used by leaders and followers.
- The summative written assignment (which will be topic or case based) will test students' theoretical understanding, their knowledge of relevant evidence, and their ability to apply these to contemporary settings
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
|Reading, project work and preparation
|Component: Written Assignment
||Component Weighting: 100%
||Length / duration
|Individual written assignment based on a specific topic or case study
||2500 words (max)
A range of formative assessment methods will be used, including case-study based exercises, group presentations and group discussions, simulation exercises and business games.
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University