EXMBM523-20N (HAM)

Digital Business and Supply Chain Management

15 Points

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Strategic Engagement
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Paper Description

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Today's manager increasingly needs to be familiar with emerging digital business technologies and the opportunities they provide, because every business is a digital business, whether it chooses to be or not. This paper will prepare you to be at the forefront of this disruptive technological change. It will also provide you with the necessary skills to help businesses today prepare for the business environment of tomorrow.

The key focus of the Digital Business part of this paper is for you to become familiar enough with contemporary business technologies so that you are equipped to advise your management colleagues on the key strengths and challenges of these technologies, and also to be able to communicate with the technology specialists.

Supply chain management spans all the processes in a business required to purchase materials, produce a product (or service), bring the product or service to the customer, sell it to the customer, and look after the customer once the sale is concluded. It is an overarching business function that requires a holistic approach. The goal of the Supply Chain Management part of this paper is to equip participants with an appreciation of the critical role of the supply chain and a deep understanding of the interdependencies and trade-offs that could spell success or disaster for a business.

The Supply Chain Management topics focus on matching the right supply chain strategy to different business models, building resilience into supply chains, and appreciating the influence that external factors could have on a company’s supply chain. These topics should equip you to advise management regarding possible supply chain improvements or warn them about the consequences that certain business decisions could have on supply chain effectiveness.


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Paper Structure

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this paper is presented fully online. There are 10 topics presented in this paper - 5 relating to Digital Business and 5 relating to Supply Chain Management. For each topic, a compulsory Zoom discussion has been scheduled (see Timetable). This will be a facilitated discussion that relies heavily on interaction between the students and the lecturer. In preparation for each Zoom discussion, pre-recorded video lectures and online content (not exceeding 60 minutes) and required reading will be prescribed.


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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Explain the central role of Digital Business and Supply Chain Management within an organisation
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  • Understand and describe the essential concepts, issues and practices in Digital Business and Supply Chain Management
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  • Demonstrate how these concepts and principles apply in practical business situations
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  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, on Digital Business and Supply Chain Management topics
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Assessment

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Only 20% of the paper's assessment is group work, the rest of the assessments are individually completed and graded. Moodle discussions require group interaction but are individually graded. The table below summarises the assessments.

Detailed assessment briefs are provided in Moodle. Assessment briefs include detailed instructions, submission details and marking criteria. For group tasks, only one submission is required for the group; however all group member names and IDs must be included.

All assessments are compulsory.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Moodle discussion 1: Revenue models for digital business
7 Jun 2020
1:30 PM
10
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
2. Moodle discussion 2: The future of digital payments
14 Jun 2020
1:30 PM
10
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
3. Digital business assignment
17 Jun 2020
1:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Moodle discussion 3: Customer segmentation for supply chain alignment
21 Jun 2020
1:30 PM
10
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
5. Supply chain game design
26 Jun 2020
1:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Moodle discussion 4: 30 000 meals a day
28 Jun 2020
1:30 PM
10
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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All readings will be supplied via Moodle (mostly case studies, book chapters and articles). These readings are essential for students to develop their knowledge of the concepts explored in the paper. It is, therefore, expected that students have read the relevant material prior to attending each session.

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Online Support

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Moodle will contain copies of the slides used in class and other useful electronic resources. Moodle will also be used for class announcements.

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Workload

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It is expected that students will study 35-40 hours per week over the whole period of the paper.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: EXPM513, EXPM514

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