Food Supply Chains in Practice
- Module code
- Module leader
- Shona O’Rourke
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 75 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 25 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 1
The theory elements of this course include: the development of food supply chain standards at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, their value and their impact on businesses in the food supply chain. Process vs. product verification and the paper trail. Pre-requisite programmes including traceability and supply chain security, and mechanisms for maintaining the integrity of the supply chain. The practical elements of the course involve manufacturing and retail visits to see the management of food supply chains in practice, use of case studies and guest speakers who work in the field.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of supply chain management in practice.
- Assess the degree of adoption of these principles in a food supply chain situation and be able to develop an action plan for a business
- Develop and defend the rationale for a simple product and process management system in a chosen supply chain.
|Coursework||Case study report (2000 words)||100%|
Academic sources of background reading materials for this module primarily includes specialist journals as listed below:
- British Food Journal
- European Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management
- Food Control
- International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management,
- International Journal of Purchasing and Supply,
- Logistics information Management
- Supply Chain Management
Students should be familiar with the content of the following;
- Manning, L., and Baines, R.N. (2004) "Effective management of food safety and quality", British Food Journal, 106 (8) 598-606.
- Manning L., Baines, R.N., and Chadd, S.A. (2006) "Ethical modelling of the food supply chain", British Food Journal, 108 (5) 358-370.
- Christopher, M, (2011), Logistics and Supply Chain Management 4th edition, Financial Times/Prentice Hall
- Christopher, M, (2003), Marketing Logistics, 2nd edition, Routledge
- Egan, J, (2011), Relationship Marketing 4th edition, Financial Times/Prentice Hall
- Lamming, R, (1993), Beyond Partnership, Strategies for Innovation and Lean Supply (Prentice-Hall Manufacturing Practitioner) New York, Prentice Hall
- Lorange, P and Roos, J, (1993), Strategic Alliances, Formation, Implementation and Evolution, Blackwell Business, Oxford.
- Saunders, M, (1997), Strategic Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, 2nd Edition, Pitman: London.
- Slack, N and Brandon-Jones, A. (2013) Operations Management, 7th edition, Pearson
- Waller, D, (2003), Operations Management - A Supply Chain Approach, 2nd Edition Thompson Business Press