NBS8363 : Supply Chain and Logistics Modelling and Control

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


The module aims to introduce students quantitative analysis approaches in logistics and supply chain management. Students will learn how to use spreadsheet to model various problems in supply chain and logistics management. It is also expected that the approaches students learn in the module can be applied into the broader area of operations management.

Outline Of Syllabus

1. Supply chain network design – deterministic and stochastic supply chain network design, assessment of supply chain network reliability.
2. Matching demand and supply –aggregate planning, sales and operations planning, supply chain coordination
3. Stochastic inventory management –optimization of threshold based inventory control policy with uncertain customer demands.
4. Managing cross- functional drivers – sourcing decisions, pricing and revenue management, sustainable supply chain management

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion132:0032:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture92:0018:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading125:0025:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study125:0025:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
NBS8324Supply Chain and Logistics Modelling and Control
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures introduce theoretical issues as well as practical issues and cases relating to supply chain management.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M1002000 words
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises1MStudents progression is assessed during PC Lab sessions
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The essay tests acquisition of a clear general knowledge of the module and the ability to apply spreadsheet modeling in solving different supply chain management and logistics issues. The essay will also examine whether students can write clearly and concisely.

Formative assessment of the student progression is assessed during the PC Lab sessions where students are provided with problem solving exercises. Students are divided into groups and problems provided to each group. Students need to complete the assessment in the lecture itself and feedbacks are provided in the same lecture or subsequent lecture.

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