Subject details

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

  1. Improve business logistics and supply chain management operations through the effective implementation of information technology.
  2. Integrate business models with supply chain design focusing on information sharing to sustain business operations.
  3. Identify and evaluate e-supply chain design issues and generate effective solutions.
  4. Develop, plan and select an appropriate e-supply chain design for a company based on its business model, overall business strategy, capabilities and current supply chain configuration.
  5. Identify and determine the importance of e-supply chain management in assisting the functional areas of e-business and e-commerce.
  6. Contribute to the work of a team to generate solutions to a range of e-supply chain management problems.
    • Supply Chains and E-Supply Chains
    • E-Business & Big Data
    • E-Logistics Platforms: Cloud Computing
    • E-Warehousing
    • Integration of Supply Chains into Business
    • Supplier Relationship Management (eSRM)
    • E-Supply Chains Enabling Technologies: RFID
    • Strategic Sourcing and E-Procurement
    • Security and E-Supply Chains
    • Strategy for E-Supply Chains
    • E-Supply Chains Management
    • Future of E-Supply Chains
  • Study resources

    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

In this subject you will explore the significance of information utilisation and sharing in supply chain management. The subject will cover how proper use of real-time information can help reduce inventory, lead time, cycle time, and other wastes in the supply chain and enhance overall efficiency and responsiveness. The use of information in this way relies heavily on computer hardware and software, particularly information technology developed around the Internet.

The rationale behind the migration from traditional supply chain to e-supply chain, and the approach to implementing e-supply chain using available technologies will be a major theme in the subject.

  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

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