Full Title Value Stream Optimisation

Short Title Value Stream Optimisation

Code QLTY09024
Level 09
Credit 05

Author Grant, Noeleen
Department Mech. and Electronic Eng.

Subject Area Quality
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
This subject aims to provide the students with the skills and knowledge required to to develop the value stream as a source of competitive advantage.

Indicative Syllabus
1. Understanding the value stream. Developing a 'Lean Philosophy' for Value Stream Management. Seven value stream mapping tools. Applications of value stream mapping. Lean Information

2. The Four Pillar Model. Policy deployment, cross-functional management. Supplier Integration. Tiered supply chain. Supplier associations

3. Strategic Supply Management. Strategic Purchasing. Supply strategies for competitive advantage.

4. Customer-Supplier relationships. Vendor Managed Inventory. Value network. E-supply chains.

5. Strategic Performance Measurement Systems. Balanced Scorecard. Supply-Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model.

6. Environmental strategies in supply and sourcing. Green and sustainable supply chains. Corporate Social Responsibility


Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Recognise the value stream as a source of competitive advantage.

  2. Utilise value stream mapping tools.

  3. Demonstrate strategic thinking in the context of value stream optimisation.

  4. Formulate the total value within the supply chain.

  5. Plan a performance measurement system for the value chain.

  6. Align the value stream in the context of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility


Assessment Strategies
Continuous Assessment

Assignments 30%

Final Examination

One written two and a half hour paper 70%

Indicative Practicals/Projects

1 Apply the seven value stream mapping tools

2 Critique the Lean philosophy

3 Examine a supply network

4 Develop a performance system for a supply chain

5 Investigate the CSR issues within the supply chain

Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Examination 70 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Continuous Assessment Project Work 1,2,3,4,5,6 30 Any


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Final Exam 2 1/2 hour written paper 1,2,3,4,5,6 70 End of Term


Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 3.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 3.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
Authors

Title

Publishers

Year

Christopher, M

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Prentice Hall

2005

Handfield,R. and Nichols, E

Supply Chain Redesign

Prentice Hall

2002

Hines, P. Lamming, R , Cousins P. Jones, DT and Rich, N.

Valus Stream Management: Strategy and Excellence in the Supply Chain

Prentice Hall

1999

Multiple

Harvard Business Review on Managing the Value Chain

HBR Paperback Series

On-going

Multiple

Journal Article (IJPOM, JMTM JOM etc.)

MCB, Elsevier etc.

On-going
Other Resources
Seminal and current articles from peer-reviewed academic journals will be provided

Journals independently researched from IT Sligo library database

Url Resources
Additional Info