Course Title: Global Supply Chain Contracts

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Supply Chain Contracts

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Dr Zaheed Halim

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5279

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Global supply chains are networks that can span across multiple continents and countries for the purpose of sourcing and supplying goods and services. Coordination between members of a global supply chain is certainly important in this regard. Nevertheless, it has proven to be very challenging. If designed and negotiated properly, a supply chain contract is a powerful tool for managing and coordinating a global and complex supply chain.


By introducing some of the major design and management aspects of global supply chain contracts, this course will help you understand how global supply chains can be effectively managed through different contractual arrangements.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

CLO1: Explain the key elements of global supply chain contracts.

CLO2: Evaluate design aspects of global supply chain contracts.

CLO3: Assess key management aspects of global supply chain contracts.

CLO4: Critically evaluate different types of supply chain contracts and their implications.

CLO5: Implement supply chain contracts in enhancing global supply chain performance.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various learning activities. 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. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study spaces. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases.

Computers and printers are available at every Library. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Contact: Ask the Library for assistance and information on Library resources and services: Study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills.  Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and 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


Assessment Task 2: 35%
Linked CLOs: 4, 5


Assessment Task 3: 35%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or on online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and individual consultation.