Supply Chain Design and Management - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Group Project (50%) , Invigilated Exam (50%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,120.00
International 2,370.00

This unit aims to provide you with knowledge regarding a variety of strategies and tools that can be used in the design of modern supply chains. Supply Chain Design and Management is an integrative design unit, aimed to give a holistic view on how to approach designing realistic Supply Chains in real-life conditions and constraints

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

  1. Identify potential problems and opportunities for improvement in supply chains
  2. Conceptually model the supply chain
  3. Identify, recommend and justify main strategies and tools to be used to solve particular supply chains issues
  4. Ask and answer "What if..?" questions
  5. Design a Supply Chain of practical size and for realistic constraints.
  • Group Project (50%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access
  • 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.

1An introduction to design of supply chains
2Logistics systems planning and analysis
3Issues in designing the logistics network
4Issues in vendor selection and design of vendor selection decision systems
5Issues in Inventory planning
6Issues in designing Intra-facility logistics systems
7Transportation planning

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

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

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

This unit is a core requirement 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.

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