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Supply Chains in Construction (ABPL90309)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90309
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject explores the network of organisations involved, through upstream and downstream linkages, in the different processes and activities that contribute to the production of construction artifacts.

The subject aims to develop your understanding and awareness of the complex nature of these construction supply chains and how they may be better managed to improve productivity, value, efficiency and client satisfaction within the construction industry. You will be introduced to supply chain management and how it can be used to improve the performance of the construction industry. You will also gain some of the skills needed to map these supply chains and identify critical nodes.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Recognise and describe the complex nature of construction supply chains
  • Define and map the socio-technical organisation of construction including information and material flows
  • Identify and analyse strategies for improving the performance of the construction industry
  • Present a convincing argument for adapting current construction industry practices using supply chain management to improve the performance of individual construction firms.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Apply theories and principles to specific disciplinary contexts
  • Interpret and analyse information
  • Demonstrate an ability to think critically, solve problems and make informed decisions
  • Critically evaluate the work of others and provide constructive formative feedback
  • Communicate in verbal, written and graphic forms appropriate to particular contexts.

Last updated: 17 January 2018