EXPM514-18GM (HAM)

Decisions and Supply Chain Management

10 Points

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Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa
Executive Education

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Paper Description

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This paper is delivered as two separate modules - one exploring the nature of organisational decision making, the other introducing supply chain management. While decision making is concerned with identifying the best course of action given various constraints, supply chain management is concerned with managing the processes for purchasing materials and components from suppliers and delivering goods to the customers of a business. The goal of the paper is to equip participants to be better decision makers and to appreciate the critical role of the supply chain in today's business environment.

Decision making addresses how we make decisions naturally, what a decision process looks like, and how decisions are made in groups. Sound decision making requires a good understanding of our individual strengths and weaknesses and how best to work with others.

Supply chain management is central to the success of every organisation as customer satisfaction and profitability are heavily dependent on the ability to make the right goods available at the right place at the right time. This paper discusses supply chain management issues, practices and strategies, and covers key concepts such as supply chain integration.

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Paper Structure

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This paper will be facilitated by face-to-face sessions, supported by online resources.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Summarise and describe fundamental concepts and principles of decision making
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  • Describe and reflect upon their individual decision making styles and behaviour
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  • Reflect upon, analyse, and critique a group decision situation
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  • Explain the central role of supply chain management within an organisation
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  • Understand and apply the essential concepts and practices in supply chain management
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  • Describe and analyse supply chain management strategies
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Assessment

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All assessment is compulsory.

It is expected you have read the Corporate & Executive Education Policies.

PLEASE NOTE: The University has zero-tolerance for Plagiarism.

All assessment must be submitted as a Word document, unless otherwise stated.

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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. An overview of the Beer Game - Group
9 Jul 2018
4:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Walmart case study - Individual
16 Jul 2018
4:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Decision making reflection- Individual
23 Jul 2018
11:00 PM
33
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Group decision making exercise - Individual
27 Jul 2018
11:00 PM
17
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
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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Readings are provided for all key elements of this paper and can be found on Moodle. The readings represent a sampling of the current academic literature in this area, or are from journals with a focus on the respective topics.

It is expected you have read the relevant material prior to attending each session.

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Online Support

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Waikato Management School Helpdesk: wms_helpdesk@waikato.ac.nz, 0800 WAIKATO, extn 4599

ITS: https://landesk.waikato.ac.nz, 0800 WAIKATO, extn 4008

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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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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: EXEC556, EXEC756, EXLD521 and EXLD531

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