Supply Chain Management - 2016

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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: Assessment - Continuous assessment (30%) , Assignment 1 - Group assignment (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 2,050.00
International 2,300.00

This unit provides you with the concepts of the major issues of supply chain structure and then strategies for advanced planning, analysis, design and development of supply chain systems. Advanced supply chain concepts include analysis of elements and roles of supply chain management, strategic fit of the supply chain and competitive advantage and supply chain performance. Application of methodologies for supply chain management include strategy formulation and analysis including advanced knowledge of types of distribution network, distribution network design, demand forecast and planning for the supply chain, inventory management, and inventory replenishment techniques.

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

  1. describe the different levels of supply chain activities and assess their strengths and weaknesses
  2. utilise a systematic framework for analysing the behaviour of supply chain networks
  3. recognise the Supply Chain Management principles utilised in an organisation
  4. describe the impact of supply chain decisions on a firm's performance and chain decisions on a firm's performance and identify decisions of planning process as well as tools that can be used for planning supply chain systems
  5. recommend procedures to Supply Chain Management processes to improve competitiveness of an organisation.
  • Assessment — Continuous assessment (30%)
  • Assignment 1 — Group assignment (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Major Individual assignment (40%)

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.

1Supply chain concept, definition, elements and roles of supply chain management
2Strategic fit of the supply chain and competitive advantage
3Supply chain performance
4Methodologies for supply chain management strategy formulation
5Types of distribution network
6Distribution network design
7Demand forecast and planning for the supply chain
8Inventory management and inventory replenishment techniques

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • 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.

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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