MGMT370-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Strategic Operations and Supply Chain Management

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


Practical approaches to managing operations: strategy, capacity, IT, networks and supply chains, operations improvement. A mainstream course for Operations Management majors.

In today’s business environment, organisations can no longer view their operations as isolated technical problems. In order to succeed, organisations need to identify their competitive advantages and develop their operations’ capabilities accordingly. This course focuses on the understanding of broader concepts of operations and strategy from the managerial perspective. The course is largely based on case studies from a range of industries (manufacturing, health, retail, etc.) and interactive games. Topics covered will include: operations strategy, capacity strategy, purchasing and supply strategy, process technology strategy and operations improvement.

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the fundamentals of operations strategy and its linkages to key decision areas in operations and supply chain management.
2. Apply theoretical concepts in addressing challenges in operations and supply chain practice.
3. Enhance the level of critical thinking in the context of operations and supply chain management practice.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


(1) MGMT270 or MSCI270; and (2) A further 45 points at 200-level or above


MSCI320, MSCI370

Equivalent Courses


Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 141
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Examinations, Quizzes and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 19:00 - 21:00 E5 Lecture Theatre
25 Mar - 31 Mar

Timetable Note

Lectures for this course are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Pavel Castka


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Mid-semester test 26 Mar 2024 40%
Group Assingment (Simulation Game) 16 May 2024 20%
Group Presentation 15% Week 11 and 12
Reflection and Participation 31 May 2024 25%

The ‘45% rule’ does not apply to this course. That is, students do not need to reach 45% weighted average across invigilated assessments. Please refer to for further information.

Assessment In Te Reo Māori
In recognising that Te Reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand, the University provides for students who may wish to use the Te Reo Māori in their assessment. If you intend to submit your work in Te Reo Māori you are required to do the following:

Read the Assessment in Te Reo Māori Policy and ensure that you meet the conditions set out in the policy. This includes, but is not limited to, informing the Course Coordinator 1) no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the course that you wish to use Te Reo Māori and 2) at least 15 working days before each assessment due date that you wish to use Te Reo Māori.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Slack, Nigel , Lewis, Michael; Operations strategy ; Fifth edition; Pearson, 2017.

Other readings are available on Learn

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $893.00

International fee $4,200.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

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All MGMT370 Occurrences

  • MGMT370-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024