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Supply Chain Management (BUSA90341)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeBUSA90341
Campus
Parkville
Availability(Quotas apply)
April
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Emerging trends in globalization and renewed emphasis on operations as a source of competitive advantage have led to organisational changes that focus on inter-functional coordination, often spanning several firms in the supply chain. This course discusses recent developments in manufacturing-marketing-supply chain linkages and studies operational decisions that make such interfaces efficient and effective. It explores inter-functional dependencies, sources of conflicts, and on effective managerial decision making paradigm. The course principles are based on the premise that an organisation can become globally competitive when all elements that comprise its supply chain network are efficient and decision making is coordinated across the chain. The course will present in detail issues related to market-led operations, managing supply and distribution channels, and methodology.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Analyse real-world supply chains and evaluate their consistency of the supply chains with the firm strategy.
  • Develop detailed analytical models for designing periodic and continuous review inventory systems.
  • Utilize managerial levers available to lower safety inventory and improve product availability.
  • Identify the factors affecting the optimal level of product availability and evaluate the optimal service level.
  • Design incentives for improved inter-firm and intra-firm coordination of activities in a supply chain.
  • To design logistics systems and formulate integrated supply chain strategy.
  • To develop models to minimize the demand-supply mismatch costs using quick-response with reactive capacity.
  • To develop robust approaches for minimizing bullwhip effect.
  • Tackle challenges in ethical sourcing in global supply chain networks.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
BUSA90480 Leadership
Summer Term
March
March
June
September
6.25
BUSA90481 Social Responsibility and Ethics
Summer Term
April
April
June
September
6.25
BUSA90060 Data Analysis
January
January
April
July
September
12.5
BUSA90193 Managerial Economics
January
April
July
September
12.5
BUSA90224 Managing People
January
June
July
September
12.5
BUSA90227 Operations
January
April
July
September
12.5
BUSA90243 Marketing
January
April
April
September
12.5
BUSA90001 Financial Accounting
January
January
July
September
12.5
BUSA90093 Financial Management
January
April
April
July
12.5
BUSA90074 Global Business Economics
April
July
September
12.5
BUSA90026 Business Strategy
January
April
September
12.5

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

  • Contribution to class learning (10%)
    • Throughout subject
  • 3 Syndicate case assignments (30%)
    • each equivalent to individual 500 word asssessment
    • Week 4, 8 & 10
  • Final examination (60%)
    • Hurdle requirement
    • 3 hours
    • End of subject

Quotas apply to this subject

Dates & times

  • April
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours30 hours
    Pre teaching start date 1 April 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsstudents are required to complete approximately 15 hours of readings to prepare for the subject during pre-teaching period
    Teaching period 8 April 2019 to 13 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date 3 February 2019
    Census date23 April 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail24 May 2019
    Assessment period ends20 June 2019

    April contact information

    Melbourne Business School

    Degree Program Services

    Email: programservices@mbs.edu

Additional delivery details

This subject is only available to students admitted to MC-BA, MC-BAPT, or students with permission of the MBA course coordinator

This subject is a quota subject and places are limited. Students may provisionally enrol via the Student Portal, but places are not guaranteed until selection is completed. You will be notified in writing by the Student Centre if you are selected.

The students will be selected on the first come, first served basis. If any student is approaching the course completion date, s/he will get priority in enrolment.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Subject notes

    This subject is only available to students admitted to MC-BA, MC-BAPT, or students with permission of the MBA course coordinator

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 3 April 2019