PROJMGNT 7030 - Logistics & Supply Chain Management

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016

The objectives are to develop understanding of maintenance and support planning, ensure Integrated Logistic Support concerns are effectively considered in the system, and address acquisition and development cycle, have competence in ILS techniques and understand the implications of an extended supply chain and design systems to address these. The content includes the role of the various components of logistics including systems and concurrent engineering, integrated logistic support analysis, including reliability and maintainability, measures of logistic effectiveness, including reliability, maintainability factors, supply support factors, test and support equipment factors. The role of logistics in the design and development phases, reliability modeling, FMEA and FMECA, fault tree analysis, reliability centred maintenance, and configuration management are addressed. Human factors in ILS, integration of the supply chain, flow of information, materials, services, manpower and money across the supply chain, coordinating technology across tiered suppliers, creation of trust, enterprise architecture in the supply chain, waste and minimising transaction costs are addressed.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PROJMGNT 7030
    Course Logistics & Supply Chain Management
    Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Intensive: 36 to 40 hours
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description The objectives are to develop understanding of maintenance and support planning, ensure Integrated Logistic Support concerns are effectively considered in the system, and address acquisition and development cycle, have competence in ILS techniques and understand the implications of an extended supply chain and design systems to address these.
    The content includes the role of the various components of logistics including systems and concurrent engineering, integrated logistic support analysis, including reliability and maintainability, measures of logistic effectiveness, including reliability, maintainability factors, supply support factors, test and support equipment factors.
    The role of logistics in the design and development phases, reliability modeling, FMEA and FMECA, fault tree analysis, reliability centred maintenance, and configuration management are addressed. Human factors in ILS, integration of the supply chain, flow of information, materials, services, manpower and money across the supply chain, coordinating technology across tiered suppliers, creation of trust, enterprise architecture in the supply chain, waste and minimising transaction costs are addressed.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Indra Gunawan

    Semester 2 and Trimester 3
    Name:Kerri Di Sario

    Short Bio:
    Kerri is a professional Engineer with over 27 years experience in the private and public sectors, and has a strong background in corporate and technology management. Her extensive capabilities extend through business and commercial, project management, systems and logistics engineering, quality management, maintenance management, and personnel/human resources management. Kerri holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics), is a certified PRINCE2® Practitioner and is the Managing Director of a small consultancy company.

    Email: kerri.disario@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Opening intensive:
    Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th August 2016
    9am to 6pm
    Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room

    Closing intensive:
    Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th October 2016
    9am to 6pm
    Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    The overall aim of this course is to develop an understanding of logistics from a system perspective. At the end of this course, students should have:
    1 knowledge and understanding of the concept of “systems” and the total system life-cycle for logistics and supply chains, with consideration of standards and world’s best practice
    2 knowledge and ability to capture, interpret and document the supportability requirements and activities for the acquisition and development of logistics systems and supply chains
    3 knowledge and ability to develop the requirements for supportability leading to the acquisition, development and implementation of logistics systems and supply chains
    4 knowledge and ability to promote team work and effective communications in the development and support of logistics systems and the extended supply chain
    5 knowledge and understanding of the application of design techniques and appropriate technologies to support the development and operation of logistics systems and the extended supply chain
    6 appreciation of the benefits of continuing personal and professional development in the rapidly developing and increasingly complex field of logistics and supply chain management
    7 appreciation of the leadership roles and knowledge of the skills required to encourage wider community involvement in the successful and sustainable development and support of logistics systems and the extended supply chain
    8 appreciation of ethical, social and cultural issues and an understanding of the implication of these issues in the sustainable development and support of logistics systems and the extended supply chain.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1, 2, 3, 5
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    2, 3, 5
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    4
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    6, 7
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    8
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    4, 6, 7
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Text Book:
    Blanchard, Benjamin, Logistics Engineering and Management, 6th Edition, 2004, Pearson Prentice Hall.
    ISBN: 0-13-142915-9
    Recommended Resources
    Library Resources
    The University of Adelaide's Barr Smith Library provides a range of learning resources including texts, journals, periodicals, magazines, and access to online databases and information services. It also offers a virtual library which is accessible via the University's website. The University Library web page is: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/library/. From this link you are able to access the Library's electronic resources.
    Online Learning
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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course is offered in blended learning mode with the face-to-face component offered as intensives.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    As a guide, a 3 unit course comprises a total of 156 hours work (this includes face-to-face contact, any online components and self-directed study).
    Learning Activities Summary
    Intensive Day Content Readings Activities
    1 Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management:Definitions and Systems Modelling Course Notes and relevant sections of Text book for further information if required Group Exercise
    Supply Chain Management (SCM) - Key Concepts Course Notes Group Exercises
    Logistics, Systems Lifecycle and Systems Concepts Course Notes and relevant sections of Text book for further information if required Group Exercises
    Logistics - Key Concepts Course Notes and relevant sections of Text book for further information if required Group Exercises
    2 Logistics - Key Concepts, continued Course Notes and relevant sections of Text book for further information if required Group Exercises
    Value Adding Logistics and SCM Course Notes Group Exercises
    3 Value Adding Logistics and SCM, continued Course Notes Group Exercises
    Logistics Phases Course Notes and relevant sections of Text book for further information if required Group Exercises
    4 Supply Chain Relationships Course Notes Group Exercises
    Supply Chain and Technology Course Notes Group Exercises
    Operations Management and SCM Course Notes Group Exercises
    Global Issues and Strategic Challenges Course Notes Group Exercises
    Group exercises are found in the Course Notes.
  • Assessment

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    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    An overview of the course assessment appears in the following Table.

    # Assessment Length Weighting Due Date Learning Outcomes
    1 Individual Short Report 1,000 words 15% See MyUni 1, 2, 3, 4
    2 Analysis of a Case Study 1,500 words 30% See MyUni 1, 2, 5, 6
    3 Individual Short Report 1,000 words 15% See MyUni 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    4 Individual Report 3,000 words 40% See MyUni 1-8
    Total 100%
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students should attend all classes in order to pass the course. There is experiential learning in group activities during the intensive classes that build your knowledge and thus enable you to be successful in this course.

    Course results are subject to moderation by the ECIC Board of Examiners.
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment 1: Individual Short Report
    Weighting: 15%
    Due Date: See MyUni
    Submission Details: Submit through MyUni

    Task:
    Select a business within a supply chain of your choice, then:
    1. Describe the supply chain for your business of choice. Who are the suppliers, distributors and producers in this supply chain?
    2. Describe the important trade-offs that exist in this supply chain. Why do you consider them to be important?
    Select a system of your choice, then:
    3. Briefly describe its purpose and the mission to be accomplished (i.e. operational scenario).
    4. Identify and describe your system's logistics functions/ activities. Examples of the types of logistics functions/ activities you may wish
    to describe include operational requirements, maintenance requirements, performance measures, capital assets, supply chain requirements, system installation (site), system upgrade, material recycling and/or disposal.
    5. In your system, what is the relationship between reliability and maintainability? Reliability and human factors? Maintainability and
    human factors? Reliability and the supply chain? Maintainability and the supply chain? Human factors and the supply chain? Consider all the above cases in your answer.

    Scope:
    This assignment will assess your understanding of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Opening Intensive course topics.

    Length and Presentation:
    1000 words. Short answers to be provided for each question.

    Criteria by which your assignment will be marked:
    The standards by which the assignment will be assessed include understanding of principles and referencing these. The objective of these questions is for the participant to consider the theoretical material supplied and apply it to real world examples.


    Assessment 2: Analysis of a Case Study
    Weighting: 30%
    Due Date: see MyUni
    Submission Details: Submit through MyUni

    Task:
    With reference to the Readings below (available on MyUni), select one of the case studies provided and answer the question(s) below for your selected case study.

    A. Sandberg, Anna, et al, Gripen: with focus on availability performance and life support cost over the product life cycle, Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 4, 1999
    Discuss the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration's (FMVs) approach to designing the new aircraft system and include the following in your discussion:
    What logistics and logistics management considerations were undertaken during the program?
    What were the design outputs resulting from logistics considerations?
    How does the FMV approach compare/contrast to Blanchard's approach to Logistics Engineering and Management?
    Would you describe this program as having successfully implemented a logistics approach to a complex system? Why/ Why not?

    B. White, James W., Application of New Management Concepts to the Development of F/A-18 Aircraft, John Hopkins APL Technical Digest, Volume 18, Number 1 (1997)
    (1) Discuss the application of new organisational and supplier management concepts to the development of F/A-18 aircraft and include the following in your discussion:
    What were the outputs resulting from the logistics considerations?
    How do these new management concepts compare/contrast to Blanchard's approach to Logistics Engineering and Management?
    Would you describe these management concepts as successful logistics approaches to a complex system? Why/ Why not?
    OR
    (2) Discuss the application of new supplier management and modified maintenance concepts to the development of F/A-18 aircraft and include the following in your discussion:
    What were the outputs resulting from the logistics considerations?
    How do these new management concepts compare/contrast to Blanchard's approach to Logistics Engineering and Management?
    Would you describe these management concepts as successful logistics approaches to a complex system? Why/ Why not?

    C. Easton, Donald R., RADM, Improving the Management of Reliability, Acquisition Research, Graduate School of Business & Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School
    Discuss what effects inaccurate reliability calculations and predictions may have on a Support System. What can be done to address these inaccuracies during the life cycle of a system?

    D. Fung, Patrick, et al, Case Study: managing for total quality of logistics services in the supply chain, Logistics Information Management Volume 11 Number 5 1998 pp 324-329
    How do the Total Quality Management (TQM) principles described in the case study compare to those described in Chapter 1 of Blanchard?
    Discuss what other TQM initiatives the logistics services firm might undertake to maintain or improve on its success.
    Discuss how important you consider TQM to be in relation to Logistics Engineering and Management.

    E. Hall, William P., Managing Maintenance Knowledge in the Context of Large Engineering Projects: Theory and Case Study, Journal of Information & Knowledge Management, Vol. 2, No. 3 (2003) 1-17
    Determine which elements of logistics are related to the "managing maintenance knowledge" issues described in this paper and briefly describe how they contribute to maintenance knowledge.
    Research and briefly describe one other commercially available information system that can be used for the development of maintenance manuals. Provide an overview of how it compares and contrasts to that used in the paper.

    F. Choy, K.L., et al, Development of performance measurement system in managing supplier relationship for maintenance logistics providers, Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2007 pp. 352-368
    Research and describe a maintenance logistics information management system that is in use today.
    Provide comment on some of the pros and cons of your chosen system.

    G. HuanNeng Chiu, The integrated logistics management system: a framework and case study, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 25 No. 6, 1995, pp. 4-22
    This paper was written in 1994. Research and describe a newer information technology system that is being used to enable or enhance logistics management and/or integrated logistics systems in "today's" environment. You do not need to limit your research to the retail sector or Distribution Centres.
    Provide comment on some of the pros and cons of your chosen system.

    Scope:
    This assignment will assess your understanding of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management course topics.

    Length and Presentation:
    1500 words in report format.

    Criteria by which your assessment will be marked:
    The standards by which the assignment will be assessed include understanding logistics and supply chain management principles and the
    accuracy, interest, structure, clarity and completeness (referencing, grammar, etc) of the report.


    Assessment 3: Individual Short Report
    Weighting: 15%
    Due Date: see MyUni
    Submission Details: Submit through MyUni

    Task:
    Using the same business chosen in Assessment 1 (state what the business is):
    1. Describe, and rank in importance, the transport modes that are part of this supply chain.
    2. What are the different forms of collaboration that exist in this supply chain?
    3. Describe the key applications of information technology in this supply chain.
    4. Identify and briefly describe on emerging, innovative technology that could benefit this supply chain.
    5. Discuss the role of production operations in the supply chain.
    6. Given its current make-up, to what extent can this supply chain participate in the global economy? Are there changes that could be made to improve its performance in the global market place?
    Assume you are designing and developing a new system (not the same system as that used in Assessment 1):
    7. Provide a brief outline of your new system.
    8. How would you design for:
    a. producibility,
    b. disposablity,
    c. quality, and
    d. the environment?

    Scope:
    This assignment will assess your understanding of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Closing Intensive course topics.

    Length and Presentation:
    1000 words. Short answers to be provided for each question.

    Criteria by which your assignment will be marked:
    The standards by which the assignment will be assessed include understanding of principles and referencing these. The objective of
    these questions is for the participant to consider the theoretical material supplied and apply it to real world examples.


    Assessment 4: Individual Report
    Weighting: 40%
    Due Date: see MyUni
    Submission Details: Submit through MyUni

    Task:
    Undertake an investigation into a selected "real world" situation, using all the relevant resources available, to enable you to discuss, in a report, what you consider to be the "top 10" key issues/ principles in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in relation to your selected situation.
    Your potential "real world" situation should be discussed with your lecturer during the course opening intensive, and formally finalised, with the lecturer, during the course closing intensive.

    Scope:
    This assignment will assess your understanding of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management course topics.

    Length and Presentation:
    3000 words in report format.

    Criteria by which your assessment will be marked:
    The standards by which the assignment will be assessed include understanding logistics and supply chain management principles and the
    accuracy, interest, structure, clarity and completeness (referencing, grammar, etc) of the report.
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