Course Title: Supply Chain Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Supply Chain Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MANU2173

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2011

MANU2173

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2016,
Spring2016,
Summer2017

MANU2173

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016

MANU2173

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: John Mo

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6279

Course Coordinator Email: john.mo@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: RMIT Bundoora East campus

Course Coordinator Availability: By email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There is no pre-requisite for this course.

You are assumed to have industry experience in supply chain, engineering, integrated logistics support, system management, maintenance and reliability, system design.


Course Description

In this course, you will learn the overarching framework around the premise of supply chain management, performance and capability continuum, the three critical components in the continuum, namely operational excellence, supply chain integration and collaboration, and virtual supply chains. You will learn the basic concepts and principles of supply chain management with focus on the above-mentioned three critical components and in the context of system support of defence systems. You will become conversant with the continuous improvement strategies among the partners in the supply chain. With a thorough understanding of inventory management, just-in-time, and e-supply chain techniques, the course helps you to explore creative ways of managing supply chains for support complex systems. The issues of integration, coordination and collaboration across organisations and throughout the supply chain will be addressed and discussed using case studies. The content includes:

  • Arising rate management
  • Inventory optimisation and supply chain optimisation
  • Procurement
  • Repair management
  • Storage and distribution
  • Engineering support
  • Supplier management and development
  • Supply chain solution development
  • Supply chain operations
  • Assurance and integration
  • Risk management
  • Supply chain operations reference model (SCOR)
  • Proprietary models
  • Runners, repeaters, strangers
  • Commodities
  • Partnering
  • Contracting for availability
  • Incentivisation
  • Information optimisation across platforms


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:

1. Needs, Context and Systems

  • Describe, investigate and analyse complex engineering systems and associated issues (using systems thinking and modelling techniques)

2. Problem Solving and Design

  • Develop creative and innovative solutions to engineering problems
  • Anticipate the consequences of intended action or inaction and understand how the consequences are managed collectively by your organisation, project or team

4. Professional Practice

  • Initiate, plan, lead or manage engineering activities
  • Understand the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Outline the principles of supply chain management
  2. Explain the role of requirements in supply chain planning and risk management
  3. Describe the principles of source selection and negotiation
  4. Explain supplier management approaches
  5. Describe effective data-centred supply chain management using metrics, highlighting the importance of timely and reliable data operations


Overview of Learning Activities

You will participate in learning modules.  A number of interactive virtual classroom sessions are arranged during the semester enabling interactive exchange of ideas.


Overview of Learning Resources

All learning materials, courseware, case studies, study notes are available on the course Blackboard (accessed via myRMIT).


Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.


☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment item: Descriptive essay
Weighting of final grade: 20%
Related course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment item: Position paper
Weighting of final grade: 40%
Related course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment item: Analysis of Case Study
Weighting of final grade: 40%
Related course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5