Course Title: Strategic Operations and Supply Chain Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Strategic Operations and Supply Chain Management

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OMGT2191

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 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

OMGT2191

City Campus

Postgraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

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

OMGT2209

City Campus

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OMGT2292

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Internet

JulDec2017 (KP4)

Course Coordinator: Dr. Masih Fadaki

Course Coordinator Phone: NA

Course Coordinator Email: masih.fadaki@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

Supply chains are no longer a subject for functional specialists; rather, their performance has a great impact on all stakeholders, and often creates competitive differentiation. Companies must develop appropriate strategies to maximise the value generated along their respective supply chains. This course extends the study of supply chain principles and management from the introductory study covered in Supply Chain Principles (OMGT1021/OMGT2114/OMGT2107 or equivalent code). The focus of the course is on the development of organisational strategy in the context of strategic operations and supply chain management. Using local and international case studies, this course explores the three critical areas of strategic operations and supply chain management – supply chain operations, integration and collaboration, and virtual supply chains.

This course provides you with a capstone experience, which will give you the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt in your program.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  1. Demonstrate ability to systematically analyse operational and supply chain strategies in the light of the emerging supply chain frameworks and business models;
  2. Develop business, operations and supply chain management strategies using strategic alignment model;
  3. Effectively apply the alignment model and assess the strategic needs of business and supply chain networks;
  4. Evaluate emerging operations initiatives for supply chain collaboration and their strategic implication;
  5. Integrate organisational changes related to supply chain strategy implementation;
  6. Analyse and measure performance through effective application and research problem solving of supply chain performance models.
  7. Build effective informal collaboration skills with others through project work, in culturally, and linguistically diverse contexts.


Overview of Learning Activities

Lecturer inputs: A combination of lectures, case studies, breakout discussions, and readings, is used to deliver the course objectives. You will complete several case studies. Some of these will be started in class. Later, you will be asked to complete their analysis out of class. The purpose is twofold. First, you need to review their ability to analyse the impact of the changes brought about by operational adjustment and how this might be managed effectively. Second, the case studies offer a chance to apply your analytical skills drawing on the knowledge and frameworks offered in the lectures and seminars.

Students’ inputs as learners: You are expected to undertake regular reading, and careful planning and completion of the assessment tasks. Your active participation in class discussions; sharing working experience, and group presentations are essential. Your feedback on your experience of the course and on areas that need improvement is very much encouraged and welcome throughout the course.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and computer laboratories.

You have access to extensive course materials on myRMIT Studies, including digitised readings, lecture notes and 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 for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.


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, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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.