Course Title: Supply Chain Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Supply Chain Management

Credit Points: 12.00


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Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


RMIT University Vietnam


350H Fashion & Textiles


Viet2 2017,
Viet1 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet2 2021,
Viet3 2021


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022


Brandix Corporate Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Offsh 1 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19

Course Coordinator: Geoff Atkinson

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Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Brunswick campus

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

You will investigate why organisations that wish to succeed in a globally connected and competitive environment, require broader perspectives and a motivation to adapt to change. In the current market place, organisations need to demonstrate the power of effective supply chains and you will consider how organisations can improve their performance.

This course identifies and analyses the effective management of all aspects of the supply chain including the extended process to craft, build and deliver a product to the consumer. This involves the adoption of an holistic approach to the management functions and operational activities across the supply chain’s ‘extended’ value chain, ensuring customers receive what they demand.

You will explore fundamental considerations required to make successful businesses out of design and manufacturing.  

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

a) Apply analytical decision making techniques in a fashion and textiles environment.

b) Apply sustainable practises related to fashion and textiles issues.

c) Apply logical and critical thinking in resolving a range of management issues in a fashion and textiles context.

d) Identify, research, analyse and manage emerging global issues and trends in the fashion and textiles industry.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

CLO1: Investigate, analyse and apply basic sustainable supply chain management principles within a fashion and textile industrial enterprise.

CLO2: Investigate and evaluate global trends and applications of information technology for value chain management.

CLO3: Compare and contrast the management of people, quality and change, between local and off shore production perspectives.

CLO4: Analyse and evaluate systems and techniques for planning and controlling the movement of goods and for maintaining stocks at desired levels.

CLO5: Compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative forecasting methods, inventory systems and construct simple material planning systems such as "Just In Time" systems.

Overview of Learning Activities

The course is taught in a combination of weekly online video lectures, interactive tutorials, and classroom group discussions. You will be expected to participate in tutorial ‘workshops’ and conversations.

You will consider in all classes a current ‘real-world’ case-study to illustrate the practical implications of Supply Chain Management for a start-up fashion company. Students will be expected and encouraged to participate in on line classroom discussions, investigating relevant examples they are noticing in their life outside of university.


Overview of Learning Resources

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

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment 1: Class activities (10%)
CLO’s:1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 

Assessment 2: Industry Analysis Report (30%)
CLO’s: 1, 2, 3 & 5 

Assessment 3: Supply Chain Technology Report (20%) 
CLO’s: 2, 4 & 5 

Assessment 4: Linear to Circular Supply Chain Case Study Report (40%) CLO’s: 1, 3, 4, & 5 

Assessment may include discussion activities, case studies and assignments. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program director or Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.