Supply Chain Management Strategy (Previously Advanced Supply Chain Management) - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • 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: SP2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Individual qualitative case (25%) , Assignment 2 - Individual quantitative case (25%) - Learn more

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

This unit considers supply chain management as a holistic logistics management process across the full spectrum of business activities, from the sourcing of raw materials from suppliers to the delivery of goods and services to the final customers and consumers. It attempts to provide a synthesis of the many critical facets of supply chain management and formulate appropriate strategies to enhance overall efficiency and responsiveness through optimisation.

Upon completion of this unit, you should be able to demonstrate achievement of the following learning outcomes:

  1. Explain and critique key concepts and theories in the field of logistics and supply chain management
  2. Differentiate and produce appropriate principles and approaches in the formulation of supply chain strategy
  3. Generate and check different configurations and scenarios in the optimisation of supply chain network
  4. Differentiate and execute appropriate techniques and methods in the integration of logistics and supply chain operations
  5. Generate and check various supply solutions using appropriate assessment methods in the rationalisation of distribution and transportation network
  6. Attribute and critique alternative demand and supply management options in the design of a flexible global supply chain
  7. Produce and implement appropriate leadership and organising abilities in leveraging resources, capabilities, and competencies of a group to critically analyse situations and develop solutions to problems.
  • Assignment 1 — Individual qualitative case (25%)
  • Assignment 2 — Individual quantitative case (25%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

You should complete LGM210 prior to attempting this unit as some of the quantitative techniques used in this unit are introduced in LGM210.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Understanding the Supply Chain
2Supply Chain Performance: Achieving Strategic Fit and Scope
3Supply Chain Drivers and Obstacles
4Designing Distribution Networks and Applications to e-Business
5Network Design in the Supply Chain - Part A
6Network Design in a Supply Chain - Part B
7Designing Global Supply Chain Networks
8Demand Forecasting in a Supply Chain
9Aggregate Planning and Sales and Operations Planning
10Inventory in a Supply Chain
11Transportation in the Supply Chain
12Information and Coordination in the Supply Chain

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

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: Strategy, Planning, and

    By:Chopra / Meindl

    ISBN: 9781292093567


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