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FE1810: Enhancing Supply Chain Performance

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 8.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: Workshops (Classroom mode: 20 hours lectures, seminars and group work. Blended Learning mode: 8 hours lectures, seminars and group work; on-line tutorials and e-mentoring. Distance Learning mode: on-line tutorials, e-mentoring and discussion forums.); Directed Study (Classroom mode: in classroom assignment instructions. Blended Learning mode: in classroom assignment instructions and on-line assignment instructions and feedback. Distance Learning Mode: on-line assignment instructions, e-mentoring and feedback); Other (Classroom, Blended and Distance Learning modes: online resources - articles, readings and case studies.)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Seamus O'Reilly, Department of Food Business and Development.
Lecturer(s): Dr Seamus O'Reilly, Department of Food Business and Development.
Module Objective: To apply key lean tools and techniques to supply chain processes and prepare a road map to lean implementation.
Module Content: Apply performance improvement techniques to supply chains: value stream mapping, Kaizen events, 55 methodology and associated tools and techniques. Prepare a road map to lean implementation.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Identify the aims and benefits of key lean tools.
  • Distinguish between lean tools and illustrate appropriate applications.
  • Apply key lean tools to supply chain management scenarios.
  • Develop a road map for Lean implementation.
  • Evaluate the impact of lean practices on supply chain performance.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word report, 50 marks; 1 x MCQ exam (Open Book), 50 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% Students must pass both components of Continuous Assessment (i.e. 1 x 1,500 word Report and MCQ exam) independently to pass the module. For students who do not satisfy this requirement, the overall mark achieved in the module and a 'Fail Special Requirement' will be recorded.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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