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LEADING AND INFLUENCING IN PURCHASING (Compulsory Core Unit) This unit is designed to develop students? leadership skills to enable them to lead, influence and provide direction to stakeholders within the supply chain. Students should be able to operate at a strategic level. They should be able to lead in their defined area or part of the organisation and will be expected to motivate and support supply chain members and stakeholders in achieving objectives and success. Students will be expected to lead in a variety of situations and to ensure that they maintain the balance of power required to achieve success. They should be able to demonstrate effective leadership in a variety of contexts, including change, adversity, conflict and success, in order to maximise the potential of the organisation. STRATEGIC SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (Compulsory Core Unit) The supply chain manager is responsible for specific activities and processes which can contribute to achieving corporate strategic goals. This unit is designed to provide students with an understanding of strategic aspects of supply chain management. Students will analyse the supply chain to identify where value is added within it, identifying where and how strategic competitive advantage can be achieved. Students will be expected to propose a range of innovative proposals which will allow supply chain stakeholders to effectively interact and contribute towards developing and exploiting opportunities to grow and expand the business, through new product and service development, offering innovative ideas, diversification and differentiation strategies. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE (Integrative Unit) - Work-based Project Please note that Supply Chain Management in Practice has two separate briefs, one for the case study option and one for the work-based project. This unit is designed to enable students to gain a deeper understanding of supply chain theory and practice by examining how particular theories relate to real-world situations or how particular theories offer advantages over others. As the unit is project-based and requires the submission of a report, the student will also develop investigative, analytical and communication skills. Where students are likely to undertake a workbased project this can take two alternative forms: either (i) it will seek to test the explanatory power of an existing body of theoretical knowledge against a case example; or (ii) it will seek to test the explanatory power of an existing body of theoretical knowledge to make predictions about the likely outcome of an impending test case. If it is not possible to undertake a work-based project, then students can opt for a deskbased version. Again, there are two alternative formats: either (i) it will critique an existing theory in order to develop a better explanation of a set of phenomena; or (ii) it will critique a set of competing theories in order to say which has the greater explanatory power. It is important to remember that the project is driven by theory. Students must identify a theory or set of theories by referring to the learning outcomes of the other two Level 6 units: Leading and Influencing in Purchasing and Strategic Supply Chain Management. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE (Integrative Unit) - Case Study Option Please note that Supply Chain Management in Practice has two separate briefs, one for the case study option and one for the work-based project. This unit is designed to give candidates an examination based alternative to the workbased project unit. The case study approach facilitates hands-on experience of complex supply chain issues by replicating real-life situations in a controlled environment. It will enable candidates to gain a wider understanding of supply chain issues by examining how a range of concepts and principles can be applied to real-world problems and situations in order to improve best practice. The unit consists of a substantive case study which cor

LEADING AND INFLUENCING IN PURCHASING (Compulsory Core Unit) This unit is designed to develop students? leadership skills to enable them to lead, influence and provide direction to stakeholders within the supply chain. Students should be able to operate at a strategic level. They should be able to lead in their defined area or part of the organisation and will be expected to motivate and support...

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