eBusiness and Supply Chain Information

Subject MGMT90120 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

October, Parkville - 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: 24 hours of lectures/seminars/workshops
Total Time Commitment:

In addition to face-to-face teaching time of 24 hours, students should expect to undertake a minimum of 120 hours research, reading, writing and general study to complete this subject successfully.





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Prof Daniel Samson


School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Level 3, 442 Auburn Rd
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Phone: 9810 3245
Email: postgrad@commercial.unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

The supply chain within an industry or company involves the configuration and operation of the fulfilment processes of orders placed within the operation(s). This subject will focus on the e-Business supply chains literature supported by practical case studies. The subject is focussed on the critical use of information to support network design and supply chain operations. It examines the theoretical and practical application of the strategic, organisational, and technological dimensions of e-Business, taking in the organisation’s business strategy, technical capability and human resource function in managing the supply chain, procurement, logistics, and distribution.


At the completion of the subject, students should have:
• The ability to analyse supply chain dynamics using a systems perspective
• Be able to assess the potential impact of a range of technologies on business operations and relationships
• The ability to determine the sources and drivers of supply chain costs
• Determine the circumstances under which Push and/or Pull technologies can be deployed
• Discriminate between various integration options when positioning an organisation in a supply chain: e.g. Vertical Integration, Outsourcing or Virtual Integration?
• Assess the implications of global standards for technology adoption and application in a supply chain management


20% - 1 hour exam, completed on the final day of delivery
30% - 1,500 word assignment, due four weeks after the delivery
50% - 3,000 word field project, due eight weeks after the delivery

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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 have enhanced their skills in:
• Ethical behaviour in leadership and organisations
• Analysis and problem solving in relation to Supply Chain Management
• Capacity for intellectual curiosity, creativity and independent thought
• Communication of key ideas and theories within the discipline areas
• Capacity for effective teamwork and collaboration
• Information retrieval and application in relation to practical problems

Links to further information: http://www.mccp.unimelb.edu.au/courses/award-courses/masters/master_of_supply_chain_management
Related Course(s): Master of Supply Chain Management
Postgraduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management

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