Course Title: Supply Chain Principles

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Supply Chain Principles

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OMGT1021

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

OMGT1021

City Campus

Postgraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009

OMGT2114

RMIT University Vietnam

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2013

OMGT2114

RMIT University Vietnam

Postgraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Viet2 2007,
Viet3 2007,
Viet1 2008,
Viet2 2008,
Viet3 2008,
Viet1 2009,
Viet3 2009

OMGT2286

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Internet

JulDec2016

Course Coordinator: Professor Booi Kam

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1326

Course Coordinator Email: booi.kam@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course generally refers to a network of business entities working together to deliver a product or service to market. Therefore, supply chain management extends the study of logistics beyond the boundaries of a single organisation and places particular emphasis on the interfaces between the ‘chain’ or ‘network’ of enterprises engaged in moving products, services, and information, from suppliers through intermediaries to end users and/or consumers.

The overarching framework around which the course content is organised is the supply chain management performance and capability continuum which has three critical components, namely operational excellence, supply chain integration and collaboration, and virtual supply chains.

This course aims to introduce you to the basic concepts and principles of supply chain management and logistics with focus on the above-mentioned three critical components. In this course, the development of supply chain principles using inventory management, just-in-time, and e-supply chain techniques will be explored. The issues of integration, coordination and collaboration across organisations and throughout the supply chain will be addressed and discussed using case studies.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  1. Explain and apply the key concepts of logistics and supply chain management in public and private sector to ensure effective and efficient management of an organization
  2. Build leadership skill in leveraging resources, capabilities, and competencies of a group to critically analyse situations and develop solutions to problems
  3. Develop and apply effective interpersonal skills and communication techniques in working as a team to solve real-world problems in supply chain management
  4. Conduct research work to extend supply chain knowledge.


Overview of Learning Activities

Teaching staff inputs: A range of learning experiences are planned for you including lectures (face-face mode only), group presentations, problem solving exercises and discussion. The problem solving exercises and group discussion in particular develop your analytical skills drawing on knowledge and frameworks offered in the lectures and tutorials.

Your inputs as learners: Your active and constructive participation in group discussions is expected in addition to weekly reading, group and individual exercises and careful planning and completion of assessment tasks.

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class (face-face mode only) and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.



Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 4

Assessment Task 2: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 4



Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.