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MANT334 Operations and Supply Chain Strategy

Explores planning, organisation and control of the resources and capabilities to improve organisational performance and to satisfy customer requirements. Topics include, resource planning, demand management, procurement strategies, supply chain integration and network design.

The aim of the paper is to familiarise students with the discipline of operations and supply chain management, which enables firms to better co-ordinate information and materials flows and customer service activities relevant to purchasing, logistics and operations processes that occur along a supply chain. The primary objective is to ensure that students can diagnose issues and recommend actions pertinent to specific situations that occur in organisations and their supply chains. A secondary objective is to provide a forum for written and verbal discussion of strategic issues.

Paper title Operations and Supply Chain Strategy
Paper code MANT334
Subject Management
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $912.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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MANT 251 and 18 further 200-level points
Schedule C
Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Lincoln Wood

Teaching Arrangements

This paper is taught via lectures and tutorials.


Textbook – Cachon, G., & Terwiesch, C. (2019). Matching supply with demand (4th Ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

The course objectives are designed to ensure students gain sound theoretical and practical understanding of operations and supply chain strategy, but also that they can engage with the material and issues using their own experiences and knowledge. This paper will suit those students who may wish to develop a career in operations management, supply chain management, purchasing and logistics management, or in general management.

The aims of this paper are:

  1. To provide students with an appreciation and understanding of operations and supply chain strategy
  2. To allow students to engage with and critically analyse the theory and practice of the field
  3. To ensure students broaden their own perspectives of organisational processes and managerial approaches by encouraging an appreciation of the inter-related nature of the business programme
  4. To build the student's abilities and confidence in decision-making by providing students with the opportunity to become actively involved in their course of study and learning
  5. To provide a basis for more advanced studies in Operations and Supply Chain Management or to complement other studies in management

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 9-14, 16-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Thursday 10:00-11:50 10, 12, 16, 19
A2 Thursday 14:00-15:50 10, 12, 16, 19