SCMGT577-21B (HAM)

E-Enabled Agile Supply Chains

30 Points

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Division of Management
School of Management and Marketing

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: ashleigh.neame@waikato.ac.nz
: sade.lomas@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper explores supply chain strategies and examines how e-commerce and advanced information systems enable increased supply chain competitiveness. The approaches to configuring supply chains to offer high degrees of customisation will be reviewed in line with the need to align strategy with the market segment.

For this trimester, SCMGT577 is being offered in Asynchronous FLEXI mode, which means some flexible aspects of this paper can be completed online. However, you are EXPECTED to attend class if you live in the Hamilton region, to receive the most effective teaching and a great campus experience. For students who live outside the region, the classroom sessions will be recorded using Panopto (not Zoom).

'Asynchronous FLEXI' info:

Asynchronous means that there are no elements that require remote students to be online at specified times.

FLEXI teaching and learning strategies combine independent online study with in-class engagement to achieve the complete learning experience. Videos, slideshows, and other Moodle resources help prepare students for the face-to-face classroom sessions in which activities offer insights that help scaffold learning. Please note that you are responsible for completing all of the online materials and tasks before attending classroom sessions, to achieve your learning goals.

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Paper Structure

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This graduate-level paper will be taught using a combination of online and in-class teaching and learning strategies that give you the flexibility of attending classroom sessions and participating online This approach has the added benefit of enabling us to readily transition if we need to return to a lockdown situation. Topics will be introduced every week for you to study independently via Moodle. This ‘flipped-classroom learning model' means that you are responsible for independently completing the course materials before each classroom session.

A face-to-face classroom session will be held every Tuesday in room MSB.1.03 (11am -1pm). Again, participation in person is considered vital for graduate-level papers to achieve the learning goals. Activities will build on each week's topics using a combination of instructor- and student-led activities that discuss relevant questions and cases and provide insights to help you 'scaffold' your learning. Every session will be Panopto-recorded and made available via Moodle.

Also, on Fridays in room K.G.07, there are opportunities for student groups to present their work in class (11am-1pm). Presenting students that have a legitimate reason for not attending in person will be required to submit a video instead. Further details will be provided as the paper progresses.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • 1. Critique the main agile supply chain strategy (ASCS) principles
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Discussion Leading (4)
    Participation (5)
    Test (Case) (6)
  • 2. Explain the critical role of information systems in supporting agile production
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Logistics Technology (L-Tec) Prestn (3)
    Participation (5)
  • 3. Apply agile supply chain management principles to different companies and markets
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Participation (5)
    Test (Case) (6)
  • 4. Synthesize selected (ASCS) research literature
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Investigation Report (2)
    Participation (5)
  • 5. Demonstrate academic presentation skills
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Investigation Seminar (1)
    Discussion Leading (4)
    Participation (5)
  • 6. Demonstrate ability to scaffold ASCS learning
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Participation (5)
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Assessment

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Separate handouts, accessible via Moodle, will detail the specific requirements and assessment criteria for each assignment.

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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. Investigation Seminar
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Presentation: In Class
2. Investigation Report
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Logistics Technology (L-Tec) Prestn
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Presentation: In Class
4. Discussion Leading
1 Oct 2021
1:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Presentation: In Class
5. Participation
15 Oct 2021
1:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Test (Case)
26 Oct 2021
1:00 PM
20
  • 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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Logistics Management and Strategy’, by Harrison, A., Skipworth, H. Van Hoek, R., and Aitken, J. (6th edition) Pearson Education Ltd, 2019

(You will need to purchase a copy – e-reader version is available from Amazon)

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Other Resources

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A live reading list is available on Moodle
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Online Support

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Web Support is available via Moodle as follows:

Simply log in and select: SCMGT577-21B (HAM) E-Enabled Agile Supply Chains. Moodle will contain activities and videos, plus copies of all the slides and useful team resources, as well as details of assignments and assessment schedules (these will be posted to Moodle at the appropriate times during the trimester).

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Workload

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Expected workload is approximately 200 hours in total.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Note any linkages to other papers where the linkage is of importance.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisites: one of MSYS355, MSYS455, MSYS376, MSYS476, MSYS377, MSYS477, MSYS576, SCMGT203, SCMGT302, SCMGT303 or equivalent

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: MSYS577

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