Business and Management

Operations and Logistics

Assignment 1 – Provides an inside into my industry and business
Assignment 3 brief – Provides detailed instructions on the assignement
Operations and Logistics Lessons 1, 2 and 4 – Topics for assignment 3
Microsoft Power BI, Dynamic Capabilities and Lean and Agile Procurement – All topics for Assignment 3
Course book – Gardiner, D., & Reefke, H. (2020). Operations management for business excellence: Building sustainable supply chains (4th ed.). Routledge
Learning Outcomes
LO1: Apply the concept of a value chain to businesses/case studies;
LO2: Identify and evaluate alternative logistics and operations value chain drivers;
LO3: Critique the effectiveness and efficiency of logistics and operations functions of an organisation’s supply chain;
LO4: Evaluate the logistics and operations management challenges at tactical, operational and strategic levels.
Recommended Readings
Buell, R. W. (2019). Operational transparency. Harvard Business Review, 97(2), 102-113.
Cachon, G., & Terwiesch, C. (2019). Chapter 9: Variability and its impact on process performance: Waiting time problems. In Matching supply with demand: An introduction to operations management (4th, International student ed., pp. 247-296). McGraw-Hill Education. Portions of Chapter 9 (digitized).
Carr, T., Dumitrescu, E., Hutzler, K., Kumar, R., Martin, A., & Mazuera, C. (2021). Can your supply chain deliver what your consumer wants? McKinsey Insights.
Duncan, E., & Ritter, R. (2014). Next frontiers for lean. McKinsey Quarterly(2), 82-89.
Jacobs, F. R., and R. B. Chase (2016). Operations and Supply Management: The Core. 4th Edition, New York, McGraw-Hill. Chapter 9 (digitised)
Lee, H. L. (2021). The new AAA supply chain. Management Business Review 1(1).
Moody, K. (2021, October, 11). Why it’s high time to move on from ‘just-in-time’ supply chains. The Guardian.


Approximately 250 words