Course Title: Logistics in Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Logistics in Practice

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


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 2 2017


City Campus


630H Management


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

Course Coordinator: Leon Teo

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5781

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


This course is designed for students with less than two years of work experience in supply chain and logistics related areas.
Students undertaking this course are expected to enrol in OMGT1021 Supply Chain Principles, a companion course which provides the theoretical backdrop for the practical learning activities in this course.

Course Description

This course introduces the operational processes and associated issues of logistics management in a number of supply chain areas, e.g. warehousing, distribution, inventory management and transportation. The course includes a series of site visits, guest lectures and learning activities to provide an opportunity for you to observe and learn about the contributory role of logistics and supply chain management in various industry sectors.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Evaluate the range of factors that contribute to effective and efficient supply chain and logistics operations.
  2. Analyse key characteristics of logistics best practices and relate them to logistics theories and concepts.
  3. Appreciate the roles of information and technology in logistics and supply chain operations.
  4. Appreciate and analyse the range and complexity of supply chain relationships, in particular the involvement of outsourced contractors and service providers.
  5. Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills in team-based supply chain operations.

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities for the course consist of

  • Site visits
  • Group oral presentations
  • Group and individual written reports
  • Guest lectures by industry expert
  • Lecture and discussion sessions hosted by logistics and supply chain researchers.
  • Interacting with industry experts.
  • Documenting observations and performing analysis on various forms of data.

These learning activities have been designed to enhance students’ understanding of contemporary logistics and supply chain issues. They also assist students in achieving the Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs).

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT university will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. You will have access to extensive course materials on myRMIT Studies, including digitised readings, a detailed study program, external internet links and access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources.
If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details forBusiness 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 alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Assessment Task 2: 45%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Assessment Task 3: 25%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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.