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Procurement and Logistics (MGMT90123)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMGMT90123
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will cover both the basic concepts of the procurement, logistics and distribution functions, as well as the challenges faced within each area. With respect to the procurement area, specific topics will include: make-or-buy decision (outsourcing); supplier selection processes and criteria; supplier relationships; supplier performance evaluation; strategic cost management; product design and sourcing strategy; e-sourcing (auctions vs. relationships); negotiation; global sourcing and compliance issues. For the logistics/distribution area, topics will include: transportation management; warehousing; materials handling; third-party logistics; forecasting and collaborative planning, global logistics; and, reverse logistics. A strong focus of this subject will be on ways through which organisations can integrate these functions internally and coordinate them externally so that performance improvements for these organisations and their supply chain partners can be realised.

Intended learning outcomes

At the completion of the subject, students should have the:
• Ability to analyse procurement policies and relate them top organisational strategy
• Ability to analyse outsourcing / insourcing decisions
• Knowledge of supplier evaluation methods and ability to apply these
• Knowledge of material handling and warehouse management techniques
• Understanding of the strategic connections and contributions of the procurement and logistics functions

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject students should have enhanced their skills in:
• Ethical behaviour in leadership and organisations
• Analysis and problem solving in relation to Supply Chain Management
• Capacity for intellectual curiosity, creativity and independent thought
• Communication of key ideas and theories within the discipline areas
• Capacity for effective teamwork and collaboration
• Information retrieval and application in relation to practical problems

Last updated: 21 August 2019