Course Outline - Course Outline Supply Chain Management 1 Course Objectives The primary objective of this course is to make students understand and

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Course Outline Supply Chain Management 1. Course Objectives The primary objective of this course is to make students understand and appreciate how two powerful forces – the producer and the consumer - drive the process of agricultural value-adding activities in an increasingly competitive environment. The course IS specifically aimed at: Acquainting students with the generic concepts of Supply Chain Management: planning, implementing, control and co-ordination Equipping students with practical and analytical skills to undertake value-chain analysis Providing students with knowledge about different elements of agro- chain logistics and how they can be used to create a strategic fit between supply chain and competitive strategy Making students understand the role of support services in improving agro-chain performance Making students appreciate and evaluate risk management strategies or tools used by key players of an agro-chain Creating student awareness of emerging issues in modern agro-chain management Equipping students with tools to build up case studies that demonstrate how to practically plan, implement and control activities in the agro chain. 2. Expected Learning Outcomes At the end of the course, the students should be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of agro-chain management by critically analyzing an existing supply chain or restructuring an existing supply chain or by analyzing a specific section of a supply chain; Execute an audit on all the logistics servicing the supply chain with the aim to identify its strengths and weaknesses, areas of potential improvement and opportunity; Apply a wide range of practical and analytical skills to undertake

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