University of Technology Sydney

21074 Supply Chain Management

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UTS: Business
Credit points: 6 cp

Subject level: Undergraduate

Result type: Grade and marks

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Description

Supply chain management is concerned with the effective design, planning and improvement of a network of businesses involved in the provision of products and services to the end-users. This subject provides a broad introduction to logistics and supply chain management covering a range of critical topics including supply chain decisions at the strategic, tactical and operational levels, supply chain network design, supply chain planning and optimisation, integrated supply chain management, sourcing decisions and supplier evaluation, supply chain risk management, lean supply chains, and sustainable supply chain practices. Several case studies are analysed to highlight the supply chain management challenges facing various industries and the current trends in the field. Teaching methods include a combination of interactive lectures, case analysis and discussions.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
1. Define and evaluate the strategic, tactical and operational goals of supply chain management
2. Analyse and explain the challenges facing various industries in design and planning of complex supply chains
3. Apply a range of quantitative techniques for effective supply chain performance analysis
4. Describe and evaluate emerging trends in supply chain management

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes specifically to the following program learning objectives:

  • Adapt work-ready discipline knowledge in relation to business practices (5.1)
  • Apply technical skills necessary for professional practice in business (5.3)

Contribution to the development of graduate attributes

This subject provides a broad introduction to logistics and supply chain management covering a range of critical topics including supply chain decisions at the strategic, tactical and operational levels, supply chain network design, supply chain planning and optimisation, integrated supply chain management, sourcing decisions and supplier evaluation, supply chain risk management, lean supply chains, and sustainable supply chain practices. Several case studies are analysed to highlight the supply chain management challenges facing various industries and the current trends in the field.

This subject contributes to developing the following graduate attribute:

  • Business practice oriented skills

Teaching and learning strategies

The subject is presented in seminar format. Essential principles are presented and analysed and students are lead through practical application exercises.

Content (topics)

  • Supply Chain Decisions
  • Strategic Supply Chain Design
  • Distribution Strategies
  • Supply Chain Sourcing Decisions
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Emerging Trends in Supply Chain Management

Assessment

Assessment task 1: In-class quizzes (Individual)

Objective(s):

This addresses subject learning objective(s):

1, 2, 3 and 4

Weight: 30%

Assessment task 2: Case study (Group)

Objective(s):

This addresses subject learning objective(s):

1, 2, 3 and 4

Weight: 30%

Assessment task 3: Final project (Individual)

Objective(s):

This addresses subject learning objective(s):

1, 2, 3 and 4

This addresses program learning objectives(s):

5.1 and 5.3

Weight: 40%
Length:

1500 words

Minimum requirements

Students must achieve at least 50% of the subject’s total marks.

Recommended texts

Simchi-Levi, D., Kaminsky, P., and Simchi-Levi E. (2008) Designing and Managing the Supply Chain, 3rd ed. McGraw Hill.

References

  1. Fahimnia, B. (2011), Planning and Optimisation of Complex Supply Chains, LAMBERT Academic Publishing (LAP), Germany.
  2. Chopra, S. and Meindl, P. (2012) Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning and Operation, 5th ed. Pearson.
  3. Coyle, J.J., Langley, C.J., Novack, R.A. and Gibson, B.J. (2013) Supply Chain Management: A Logistics Perspective, 9th ed, South-Western, Cengage Learning.
  4. Sodhi, M.S. and Tang, C.S. (2012) Managing Supply Chain Risk, Springer.