Course Title: Business IT and Supply Chain

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business IT and Supply Chain

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 2 2010,
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,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009


Open Learning Australia

Non Award

620H Business IT and Logistics

Distance / Correspondence



Shanghai Uni of Int Bus & Econ


620H Business IT and Logistics


Offsh 1 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh1 18


Singapore Inst of Management


620H Business IT and Logistics


Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17,
Offsh1 18,
Offsh3 18


RMIT University Vietnam


620H Business IT and Logistics


Viet1 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet2 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet2 2017,
Viet1 2018,
Viet3 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Chin Eang Ong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1629

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 80.09.22

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study
002907 - Business Computing 1

Course Description

In this course you will explore the significance of information utilisation and sharing in supply chain management. The course 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 course.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course 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.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class 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 Studies\Canvas. 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, 5, 6
Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Final examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 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.