Unit 26:  Supply Chain Management

Unit code                           D/508/0569

Unit level                           QCF Level 5/ NFQ Level 6/7

Credit value                       15


The aim of this unit is to enhance a student’s understanding of the nature, role and contribution of supply chain management to a business. The growth of global business has led to organisations becoming increasingly reliant on logistics and supply chain management in order to keep up with the demands of a global economy.

Students will explore the purpose of supply chain management and its benefits to an organisation, their customers and their suppliers.

The unit will consider the design, development, implementation, control and future development stages of supply chain. There is an emphasis on practical employability skills throughout this unit.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit a student will be able to:

  1. Apply key supply chain concepts, principles, and processes in an organisational context.
  2. Evaluate the importance of effective supply chain management (SCM).
  3. Evaluate the interrelationships between supply chain and other areas of an organisation.
  4. Recommend improvements to a supply chain strategy for an organisation.