Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management


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Level of study: What does Undergraduate Level 1 mean?

Undergraduate Level 1

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Delivery Method: What does delivery method mean?

Fully Online

Prerequisites: What are the prerequisites?


Availability: What is a Study period?



13 weeks

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Domestic student fee:

$1,249.00 (AUD)

International student fee:

$1,499.00 (AUD)


This unit will enhance your appreciation of logistics, both in theory and in practice, and equip you with the basic skills to identify and analyse the essential principles in business logistics. You will learn to think systematically about the fundamental processes involved and to evaluate the governance capacities of intergovernmental and international nongovernmental organisations. You will develop your critical thinking skills in this unit to the point where you are able to debate contemporary global risk and governance issues at a high level of theoretical abstraction but at the same time explain these issues in a language accessible to a lay audience.


There are no prerequisites for this unit.


  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will:

  1. be able to think conceptually about logistics management and its relationship with the supply chain concept
  2. understand the importance of logistics/SCM in assisting other functional areas of any business organisation, such as marketing, production, engineering, human resources and finance/accounting, especially an organisation involved in manufacturing/distribution enterprise, achieve the  organisation’s strategic goals
  3. have a sound basis for their subsequent studies in other logistics/SCM units, such as purchasing and materials management, transport management, distribution management, production and operations management, etc., depending on their chosen program of study.


This unit addresses the following topics.

1Overview of logistics and supply chain management Introduction to unit: Essentials for success.
2Processes in logistics and supply chain management
3Strategic issues for logistics and supply chain management

Study Resources

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

Supply Chain Management




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Relevant Courses

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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