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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2010 - 2011

Module Title Distribution & Channel Mng.
Module Code MT211
School DCUBS

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorDr Paul DavisOffice NumberQ148
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The module covers the areas of product and service distribution through examining a number of selected topics including: supply networks; supply chains; distribution management; channel management; inventory management; forecasting; and technology for supply chains.

Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss current issues in channel design and channel management
2. Describe the current and future challenges in the areas of supply chain management, logistics, and distribution
3. Map the processes involved in channel management
4. Identify the nature of partnerships within distribution channels
5. Appraise the current and future challenges in the areas of supply chain management, logistics, and distribution
6. Describe the nature of partnerships within distribution channels

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Directed lectures and class discussion
Assignment Completion25Mapping of single process
Directed learning25Preparation for examiantion
Independent Study51Readings and class preparation
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Supply Chain Management
An introduction to supply chain management and the role of the supply chain in distribution channel management

Channel Management
An introduction to the issues of channel management including choices of channel for distributing products and services

An introduction to the logistics function and its role within distribution channel management

Services vs Products
An introduction to the differences in channel management between products and services

An introduction to technology and how it is applied to channel management and supply chain management

Current and Future Issues
An overview of current and future issues affecting channel management choices

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment50% Examination Weight50%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

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