Cases in Logistics and Supply Chain - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.25 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2018: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assessment - continuous individual (20%) , Assignment - individual (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 4,245.00
International 4,495.00

In this unit, you will apply and synthesise advanced knowledge of a complex supply chain management through undertaking an analysis of a real life industrial case study in either an academic or industrial setting and represent this through a business report.

Throughout the case study, you will apply advanced methodologies for problem solving including; analysis of existing situation, identification of major issues and problems, generation and evaluation of alternative solutions, recommendation and justification of solutions and implementation. They will develop advanced knowledge of global business practices, and international business ethics.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. explain Australian work culture and understand Australian workplaces
  2. analyse logistics and SC management cases
  3. identify main issues and problems and select appropriate methdologies to investigate them
  4. generate and evaluate alternative solutions
  5. recommend and justify potential solutions
  6. manage implementation issues and outcomes
  7. prepare and present a business report in a professional manner.
  • Assessment — continuous individual (20%)
  • Assignment — individual (30%)
  • Presentation — group assignment (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Other special requirement — Students will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Methodology for problem solving including; analysis of existing situation, identification of major issues and problems and recommend solutions
2Global Business practices
3International business ethics and law
4Analysis and development of solutions for case studies in Logistics and Supply Chain

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • E-Portfolios
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links
  • Wikis

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is an approved elective 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.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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