Supply Chain Management

Subject 325-679 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week (Semester 2).
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Dr D Power
Subject Overview: This subject is aimed at developing an advanced understanding of the principles, concepts and approaches employed in the management of supply chains between industrial, commercial, and governmental organisations. It includes the management of materials and information in trading partner relationships. It also includes cost-savings, time-to-market, new product development, and consideration of supply chain management in these and other strategic contexts. Strategic issues relevant to the management of supply chains are covered. These include management of trading partner relationships, use of information technology, configuration of logistics networks and managing international supply chains.
Assessment: A 2-hour examination (60%) and written assignments not exceeding 4000 words (40%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Understand the major factors driving the focus on more effective supply chain management practices
  • Appreciate the importance and role of inventory in determining overall supply chain performance
  • Be able to articulate the major factors that need to be considered when designing logistics networks
  • Be familiar with the theory and practice of supply chain integration
  • Understand the issues and challenges facing organisations managing activities involving trading partners in an international context
  • Understand the role and importance of information exchange in managing supply chains
  • Appreciate the strategic significance of alliances and cooperative partnering
  • Understand the need for coordinated product and process design within the firm, and between trading partners
  • Be familiar with a range of procurement and outsourcing strategies
  • Understand the role established and emerging enabling technologies are playing in re-defining the nature of trading partner relationships

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Develop policies and guidelines for management and coordination of information flows between trading partners, and within the firm
  • Be able to analyse and recommend policies for deployment of inventories in supply chains
  • Discriminate between procurement and outsourcing, and make judgements about their particular application in a strategic context
  • Develop frameworks for the coordination of design of products and the integration of supply chain processes that will bring these products to market
  • The ability to determine the role established and emerging enabling technologies can play individually and in combination to promote supply chain integration
Related Course(s): Master Of Applied Commerce (Management)
Master Of Applied Commerce (Management)
Master of Applied Commerce (Operations Management)
Master of Applied Commerce (Operations Management)
Master of Engineering Management
Master of Engineering Science (Engineering Management)
Master of International Business
Master of International Business
Master of Utilities Management

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