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eBusiness and Supply Chain Information (MGMT90120)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMGMT90120
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The supply chain within an industry or company involves the configuration and operation of the fulfilment processes of orders placed within the operation(s). This subject will focus on the e-Business supply chains literature supported by practical case studies. The subject is focussed on the critical use of information to support network design and supply chain operations. It examines the theoretical and practical application of the strategic, organisational, and technological dimensions of e-Business, taking in the organisation’s business strategy, technical capability and human resource function in managing the supply chain, procurement, logistics, and distribution.

Intended learning outcomes

At the completion of the subject, students should have:
• The ability to analyse supply chain dynamics using a systems perspective
• Be able to assess the potential impact of a range of technologies on business operations and relationships
• The ability to determine the sources and drivers of supply chain costs
• Determine the circumstances under which Push and/or Pull technologies can be deployed
• Discriminate between various integration options when positioning an organisation in a supply chain: e.g. Vertical Integration, Outsourcing or Virtual Integration?
• Assess the implications of global standards for technology adoption and application in a supply chain management

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: 16 June 2018