Managing e-business Supply Chains

Subject MGMT90024 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: This intensive subject is taught over 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: Approximately 2.5 hours of personal study per hour of class time is required to achieve a satisfactory level of performance
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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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. It examines the theoretical and practical application of the strategic, organisational, and technological dimensions of e-Business, taking in the organisations business strategy, technical capability and human resource function in managing the supply chain, procurement, logistics, and distribution.
Objectives: On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Understand the relationship between technological and economic trends, and the need for effective supply chain management practices;
  • Appreciate the importance of fit between technology choice and business needs;
  • Be able to distinguish between Push and Pull supply chain management models;
  • Be familiar with the nature of supply chain costs;
  • Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between demand side, supply side and neutral e-marketplaces;
  • Understand the difference between the various integration options;
  • Appreciate the strategic significance of value chain positioning;
  • Understand the implications of development, use and application of e-catalog systems;
  • Examine the strategic implications of technological change.
  • 2-hour end-of-semester examination (60%)
  • Assignments not exceeding 4500 words (40%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

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

  • Analyse supply chain dynamics using a systems perspective;
  • Assess the potential impact of a range of technologies on business operations and relationships;
  • 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 industry coding standards for technology adoption and application in a supply chain management context.
Related Course(s): Master of Applied Commerce (International)
Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of International Business
Master of Management (Business Analysis and Systems)

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