PROJMGNT 7030 - Logistics & Supply Chain Management

North Terrace Campus - Trimester 2 - 2019

The objectives of this course are to develop an understanding of system support planning, ensuring logistics support is effectively considered in a system from a total life-cycle perspective and to understand the implications of an extended supply chain. The content includes the functions of the various components of logistics, logistics engineering and management, system design for supportability, through to continued assessment of the overall effectiveness of support throughout the system life-cycle. Integration of the supply chain, flow of information, materials, services, human resources 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 also addressed.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PROJMGNT 7030
    Course Logistics & Supply Chain Management
    Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre
    Term Trimester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Intensive: 36 to 40 hours
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge PROJMGNT 5021
    Assessment Individual and group assignments
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Indra Gunawan

    Program Director Contact Details: Project Management
    Name: Associate Professor Indra Gunawan
    Teaching Staff
    Prof Frank Schultmann
    Researcher Profile:
    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1 use 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 plan and devise supportability requirements and activities for the acquisition and development of logistics systems and supply chains
    3 identify appropriate design techniques and technologies to support the development and operation of logistics systems and the extended supply chain
    4 competently work in teams communicating output to stakeholders and provide leadership in the development and support of logistics systems and the extended supply chain
    5 demonstrate continued learning and personal development
    6 recognise ethical, social and cultural issues and their importance in 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)
    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
    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
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    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
    5, 6
    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
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    No Textbook required
    Recommended Resources
    Text Book:
    Blanchard, Benjamin, Logistics Engineering and Management, 6th Edition, 2004, Pearson Prentice Hall.
    ISBN: 0-13-142915-9

    Chopra, Sunil and Meindl, Peter: Supply Chain Management - Strategy, Planning, and Operation, 6th Edition, 2016, Pearson Prentice Hall.
    ISBN: 9789332548237

    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: From this link you are able to access the Library's electronic resources.
    Online Learning
    MyUni is the University of Adelaide's online learning environment. It is used to support traditional face-to-face lectures, tutorials and workshops at the University. MyUni provides access to various features including announcements, course materials, discussion boards and assessments for each online course of study.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course is offered in blended learning mode with the face-to-face component offered as intensives.

    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
    Session Topic
    1 Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Definitions and Systems Modelling
    2 Supply Chain Management (SCM) - Key Concepts
    3 Logistics, Systems Lifecycle and Systems Concepts
    4 Logistics - Key Concepts
    5 Logistics - Key Concepts, continued
    6 Value Adding Logistics and SCM
    7 Value Adding Logistics and SCM, continued
    8 Logistics Phases
    9 Supply Chain Relationships
    10 Supply Chain and Technology
    11 Operations Management and SCM
    12 Global Issues and Strategic Challenges
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    #Assessment TaskTask TypeLengthWeightLearning Outcomes
    1 Short Report Individual 1000 words 15% 1,2,4
    2 Analysis of a Case Study Individual 1500 words 30% 1,2,3
    3 Short Report Individual 1000 words 15% 1,2,3,4
    4 Report Individual 3000 words 40% 1-6
    Total 100%
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students should attend all classes in order to pass the course. There is considerable experiential learning in workshops 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
    Short Report #1
    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? Reliability and the supply chain? Human factors and the supply chain? Consider all the above cases in your answer.

    Analysis of a Case Study
    With reference to the Readings provided in MyUni, select one case study and answer the question(s) posed for that case study.

    Short Report #2
    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?

    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.
    All text based assignments must be submitted via MyUni.
    Please refer to step by step instructions: MyUni Learning Centre

    There are a few points to note about the submission of assignments:
    • Assignment Submission:  Assignments should not be emailed to the instructor; they must be lodged via the MyUni Course site (unless specified to do both). Note that assignments may be processed via TURNITIN, which is an online plagiarism prevention tool.
    • Cover Sheet:  Please include in the assignment a completed University of Adelaide Assessment Cover Sheet providing details of yourself and your team members (if applicable), your assignment, the course, date submitted, etc. as well as the declaration signed by you that this is your (your team’s) work.  Note that the declaration on any electronically submitted assignment will be deemed to have the same authority as a signed declaration.
    • Backup Copy of Assignments:  You are advised to keep a copy of your assignments in case the submitted copy goes missing.  Please ensure that all assignment pages are numbered. If your assignment contains confidential information, you should discuss any concerns with the Course Lecturer prior to submission.
    • Extensions of Time:  An application for Assessment Extension should be made well before the due date of the assignment to the Course Lecturer.  Normally, extensions will only be granted for a maximum of two weeks from the original assignment submission date.  Extensions will only be granted in cases of genuine medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances.
    • Failure to submit: Failure to submit an assignment on time or by the agreed extension deadline may result in penalties and may incur a fail grade.  Note that a late penalty of 5% of the total available marks for that assessment item will be incurred each day an assignment is handed in late (Unless otherwise stated in 'Assessment Related Requirements' or 'Assessment Detail' above). Assignments handed in after 14 days from the due submission date will fail even if a 100% mark is granted for the work.

    Resubmission & Remarking

    Resubmission of an assignment for remarking after reworking it to obtain a better mark will not normally be accepted.  Approval for resubmission will only be granted on medical or compassionate grounds.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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