Brighton, United Kingdom

Managing Global Supply Chains

when 27 June 2022 - 15 July 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 15 EC
fee GBP 2420

This module explores the global dimensions associated with managing supply chains. It is suited for students who are interested in examining the emergence of global business, the nature and structure of global supply chain management and the emerging issues of supply chain sustainability and ethics in this rapidly transforming industry. You will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the role and extent of supply chain management in modern organizations.

This popular undergraduate study area is suited for students currently enrolled on Biochemistry, Psychology and Biomedicine, at the minimum students should have some background in Biology.

Critical awareness of supplier selection process, supply chain governance, outsourcing and offshoring. Through discussions and in-class simulations, you will gain a critical understanding of the key processes involved in global supply chain management including sourcing, procurement, warehousing, inventory management and logistics.

You will develop a clear understanding of the role of effective supply chain management and understand differentiation between different types of supplier engagement options (including partnering, outsourcing and offshoring etc.). You will demonstrate critical awareness of the role that effective supply chain management plays in terms of achieving competitive advantage and apply the tools, techniques and concepts of the module to a variety of case organisations. You will examine case studies that deliver products straight to the doorstep of consumers and customers.

A highlight of the module will be access to the University of Sussex Supply Chain 4.0 Research Hub, where you can explore key research themes such as how 3D printing is shortening global supply chains and bringing manufacturing closer to the consumer, and data analytics to enhance forecast accuracy and reduce inventory holding. Students will also be encouraged to look at local businesses based in Sussex.

Target group

It is suited for students who are interested in examining the emergence of global business, the nature and structure of global supply chain management and the emerging issues of supply chain sustainability and ethics in this rapidly transforming industry.

Course aim

- Demonstrate a clear understanding of the role of effective supply chain management in a global context.
- Develop a critical awareness of the role that effective supply chain management plays in terms of achieving competitive advantage.
- Differentiate between different types of supplier engagement options (including Partnering, Outsourcing and Offshoring etc).
- Apply the tools, techniques and concepts of the module to a variety of case organisations.

Credits info

15 EC
All our modules have been formally approved for 15 Sussex credits; equivalent to 7.5 ECTS or 3-4 US credits. This means that your study at Sussex over the summer can count towards your degree.

Sussex modules are accepted for transfer credit towards degrees at most colleges and universities. But policies and degree requirements vary, so you should obtain approval for transfer of module credit before you apply.

Please consult with your study abroad advisor before choosing your modules to ensure you are able to transfer any credit you need.

Fee info

GBP 2420: The full cost of one 3-week Undergraduate Summer School session will be £2420. If you wish to study for both sessions then you can do so.

This is made up of:

Tuition fees of £1655 per session include:

- All teaching and assessment for one module of study. Where field trips or course excursions are required then the cost of this is included in the tuition fee, however travel costs may be required
- A minimum of 150 study hours, with a minimum of 40 hours class/teaching contact hours
- Modules formally approved for 15 Sussex credits, equivalent to 7.5 ECTS or 3 – 4 US credits
- A transcript of studies upon successful completion of the module (including meeting all attendance and assessment requirements).


The accommodation and campus programme fee of £765 per session include:

- Your own bedroom in on-campus East Slope student village. These are a mixture of en-suite flats and standard flats with shared facilities
- Bedding pack of duvet and duvet cover, sheet, towel, pillow and pillowcase
- Programme of free campus social events and activities throughout each session. Excursions and social programme trips will be provided on Fridays and weekends.

Scholarships

If you are applying from one of our partner institutions, you will be entitled to a reduction in tuition fees. Please contact your study abroad office or summer@sussex.ac.uk for more information.