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Supply Chain Management (MGMT30011)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeMGMT30011
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject covers the concepts and practices of the developing field of supply chain management, involving the arrangement of information, goods and services and business relationships within and between organisations in a supply chain. Strategic management thinking in supply terms has moved away from optimising the purchasing of goods and services to focusing on how a company can manage all aspects of supply activity to create the maximum level of competitive advantage. This involves cost savings (through such activities and concepts as economies of scale, open-book pricing arrangements and transparency); improving time-to-market; developing market-leading innovative products and services; and improving both the effectiveness and efficiency of the firm.

Intended learning outcomes

Understand the major factors driving the focus on more effective supply chain management practices

Generic skills

  • High level of development: written communication; collaborative learning; team work; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; accessing data and other information from a range of sources; receptiveness to alternative ideas.

  • Moderate level of development: oral communication; problem solving; application of theory to practice; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information.

  • Some level of development: statistical reasoning; use of computer software.

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects


Recommended background knowledge

Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.

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


  • Tutorial attendance and participation
Throughout the semester10%
  • 2000 word individual assignment
  • 2,000 words
Week 840%
  • 2 hour end of semester examination
  • 2 hours
  • Hurdle requirement: To pass this subject students must pass the end of semester examination.
During examination period50%

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorDamien Power
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours1x 2-hour lecture and 1x 1-hour tutorial per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

    Semester 2 contact information: damien@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

170 Hours

Further information

Last updated: 22 May 2019