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SCHOOL *                           Northampton Business School

DIVISION *                         NBS Business, Leadership & HRM

FIELD*                             BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL MGT

MODULE TITLE*                      Lean Management


MODULE CODE *                  LEVEL*           CREDIT VALUE*                    CO-ORDINATOR

                               7                10                               Timothy John Peacock
STRM037




DELIVERY MODE(S)*               Autumn Semester
DELIVERY                        UON
LOCATION(S)*

PRE-REQUISITES*:

None

CO-REQUISITES*:

None

RESTRICTIONS*:

None


SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS*:

This module has no supplementary regulations

DESCRIPTION*:

This module is designed to focus on the effective management of processes and
resources in the Logistics and Supply Chain environment to deliver a Lean operation.
To improve the performance of all elements within the Supply Chain through the
implementation of the concepts that have been successfully applied in other industry
sectors. The challenges for the sector are always to do more with less. The Lean
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Management philosophy offers a solution to this challenge. Real situations will be
studied and cases will be investigated to practise the use of the concepts.


OVERALL AIM(S) FOR THE MODULE* (Max 2 bullet points)

To:

·Develop a knowledge and understanding of Lean Management and Theory of
Constraints. With a view to understanding what is required to successfully implement
the concepts in the Logistics and Supply Chain environment

 ·Explore and evaluate the theory and practical applications of Lean Management
concepts



LEARNING OUTCOMES*: (Max of 10)

On successful completion of the module, the learner will be able to:

Knowledge and Understanding

a)      Investigate and evaluate the range of Lean Management concepts available to
        managers throughout the whole Supply Chain, making use of theoretical and
        applied data sources.
b)      Develop a deep and systematic understanding of the opportunities and
        constraints that organisational characteristics place on operational managers
        implementing these concepts.
c)      Explore and evaluate the theory and practical applications such as Value
        Stream Mapping, 5S's, Waste Minimisation, Just in Time, TQM, 6 Sigma and
        Theory of Constraints in the Logistics and Supply Chain setting.

Subject- Specific Skills

d)       Relate theory to practice in the Logistics and Supply Chain context to identify
        areas for improvements in efficiency, economy and effectiveness in service
        provision.
e)      Design and manage operational processes that are needed to maintain and
        continuously improve the organisation's ability to meet its strategic plan.
f)      Assess the capacity and capability of the organisation to meet its performance
        KPIs in real terms.

Key Skills

g)      Demonstrate an ability to work effectively as an individual and group member
        in order to carry out tasks linking theory to practice
h)      Make discriminating use of a range of learning resources in order to solve
        problems within the domain of service planning and processes.
i)      Communicate the solutions arrived at, and the thinking underlying them, in
        verbal and written form

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INDICATIVE CONTENT:

Each topic will address the various decision areas and issues that Logistics and Supply
Chain Management needs to address in the design and operation of effective
processes. Where necessary, for each topic, the associated quantitative techniques
may be introduced to demonstrate how these aid decision processes.
·     The history, philosophy and strategic value of Lean Management
·     The concepts employed within a Lean Management implementation
·     Theory of Constraints.
·      Six Sigma
·     Exemplary cases of implementations


JUSTIFICATION OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY*:

Sessions will be conducted in a workshop style usually following guiding inputs from
the tutor. They will be supported by a module guide containing revision and self-
assessment exercises that, together with a variety of case study work, will provide
students with an opportunity to experiment with and reflect upon the use of theory
and concepts. Group work will feature strongly with students who are expected to co-
operate in preparation for teaching sessions. Visiting speakers and visits to
organisations will be arranged where possible to illustrate theory and concepts.

TEACHING, LEARNING + ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES                                 STUDY HOURS

Seminar work                                                                 21
Literature searching, preparation and analysis                               54
Assignment preparation                                                       25

TOTAL                                                                       100

The type of assessment chosen is designed to provide a rigorous and coherent
examination of the student's learning development and outcomes during the course of
the module.



CONTEXT*

This module is taught by UN staff to student cohort(s) on campus



ASSESSMENT STRUCTURE*

Assessment Items                                             Units Weighting Learning Outcomes
AS1- Coursework based on a provided case
study or students own Case-Study                                2.5        100    a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i




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ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


The coursework will be issued early in the module to enable feedback to be given to
the student on their development of a solution to the Case Study. Post experience
students may wish to use their own workplace Case-Study for analysis; to deliver a
solution that provides real benefits to their own organisation.
The assessment strategy is based on one piece of course work.
The assessment strategy is to test a combination of the critical appreciation of
knowledge and understanding with the ability to apply that knowledge and
understanding. Students will be required to isolate issues within their working
environment within Logistics and offer relevant recommendations through rigorous
use of academic theory as well as original thinking. In exploring the advantages and
disadvantages of Lean Management Concepts recommendations for improving
processes and operations will be encouraged. Presentation skills and group
participation will be encouraged during workshops in addition to aligning content to
the assessment.


APPROVAL/ REVIEW DATES:


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