ACE

FE2807: Quantitative Methods for Supply Chain Managers

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 8.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semester 2.
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): Staff, Department of Food Business and Development, and invited speakers.
Module Objective: To present methods and techniques that support decision-making processes in supply chains and discuss their appropriateness in different situations.
Module Content: Introduction to and assessment of research methods, quantitative models and techniques used to support management decision-making along the supply chain.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Develop measures for monitoring the supply chain.
  • Present a rational argument with respect to positioning decisions along the supply chain.
  • Identify impacts of corporate programmes on local supply chain initiatives.
  • Monitor and assess decisions made in ongoing supply chain operations.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (Open Book); Continuous Assessment 50 marks (1 x 1,500 word report).
Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; 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%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (Open Book) to be taken in Summer 2020.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (Open Book) to be taken in Autumn 2020. 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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