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    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.

    This comprehensive Operations and Supply Chain Strategy course will give you valuable insights into the vital role of effective operations and supply chain management within modern organisations. As a crucial component of business success, understanding these subjects will enable you to contribute significantly to any enterprise's strategic decisions and overall performance. By exploring the intricacies of purchasing, logistics, and operations processes, you will be better equipped to navigate the complex landscape of global supply chains and support the growth and competitiveness of your organisation.

    This course places a strong emphasis on hands-on problem-solving and experiential learning. Through a dynamic mix of applied projects, reports, computer simulations, and engaging in-class activities, you'll gain practical knowledge and develop essential skills that can be directly applied professionally. The immersive learning environment encourages collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity, allowing you to tackle real-world challenges and explore innovative solutions.

    By combining theoretical concepts with practical applications, this course offers a well-rounded education essential for any aspiring management professional. Whether you want to deepen your understanding of operations and supply chain management or seek a strong foundation for a successful career in management, this course will provide you with the necessary tools and knowledge.

    About this paper

    Paper title Operations and Supply Chain Strategy
    Subject Management
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $937.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    MANT 251 and 18 further 200-level points
    Schedule C
    Teaching staff

    Co-ordinator: Associate Professor 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

    By the end of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Comprehend the operations and supply chain strategy fundamentals, ensuring a solid understanding of these essential management components
    2. Evaluate and critique the latest theories and practices, demonstrating your ability to think critically and apply knowledge in real-world contexts
    3. Recognize the interconnected nature of business programs, and appreciate their influence on various management approaches
    4. Develop sound decision-making skills through active involvement in course materials and learning experiences, building confidence in addressing real-world challenges
    5. Establish a robust foundation for advanced studies in Operations and Supply Chain Management, or enhance your existing knowledge in management-related disciplines


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Friday 12:00-13:50 9-12, 15-22


    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
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