Supply Chain Management

Subject AGRI90071 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Held over the period of the semester on various days - to be confirmed by subject coordinator
Total Time Commitment: n/a
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Recommended Background Knowledge: N/A
Non Allowed Subjects: N/A
Core Participation Requirements:

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Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject introduces measures of supply chain performance and discusses their strengths and limitations; issues in supply chain management for the agribusiness value chain; alternative models for supply chain coordination and the appropriateness of each model for different types of agribusiness supply chains; communication, trust, and cooperation in maintaining supply chain relationships: least-cost inventory replenishment and transport schedules, and the influence of product and market factors on supply design.

Topics include: what is supply chain management? challenges facing supply chain managers; managing information in the supply chain; importance of interorganisation information systems; customer value in the supply chain; supply chain alliances; developing and maintaining supply chain relationships; efficiency and effectiveness in supply chains; supply chain competition; social responsibility in supply chains; future challenges in supply chain management.

Objectives: N/A
Assessment: End-of-semester 3-hour exam (50%), three 1000-word assignments (10% each), one 2000-word assignment (20%).
Prescribed Texts: N/A
Recommended Texts: N/A
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: N/A
Notes: N/A
Related Course(s): Master of Agribusiness (Coursework)
Master of Agricultural Science
Master of Animal Science

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