Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (45%) , Assignment 2 (15%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 1,324.00
HECS 1,324.00
International 1,574.00

In this introductory course you will explore the elements of integrated business logistics and the role and application of logistics principles to supply/demand/value chain management. Logistics and the closely related concept of supply chain management (SCM) underpin business or corporate strategy as far as the latter sets company objectives in sales, market share, share price, returns on shareholder funds, investment and assets.

The course also covers key activities related to logistics and supply chain management, including transportation, warehousing, inventory management, customer service, and purchasing.

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. draw on key logistics and supply chain management concepts and theories to inform a variety of business situations
  2. apply logistics and supply chain management strategies to assist other functional areas of a business organisation
  3. apply leadership and organisational skills to leverage resources of a group and develop solutions to operational issues
  4. interact and communicate effectively in team settings to solve problems in supply chain management.
  • Assignment 1 (45%)
  • Assignment 2 (15%)
  • Invigilated Exam — 2 Hours (40%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management is an introductory unit in logistics and supply chain management. There are no prerequisite units or assumed knowledge or capabilities.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Overview of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
2Demand Management & Order Fulfilment
3Procurement - Sourcing and Buying
4Production and Operations Management
5Inventory Management
6Transportation and Freight Logistics
7Warehousing and Distribution Channels
8Supply Chain Technologies
9Supply Chain Relationships
10Supply Network Design
11Reverse Logistics, Green Logistics and Supply Chain Sustainability
12Supply Chain Management - Current Issues and Future Challenges

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

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 Co-Op textbook list.

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: A Logistics Perspective

    By:Gibson, Langley, Coyle & Novac

    ISBN: 9781305859975


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