PROJMGNT 7030 - Logistics & Supply Chain Management
North Terrace Campus - Trimester 2 - 2019
General Course Information
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 Course Description 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.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Indra GunawanProgram Director Contact Details: Project Management
Name: Associate Professor Indra Gunawan
Name: Prof Frank Schultmann
Researcher Profile: https://researchers.adelaide.edu.au/profile/frank.schultmann
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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)
1-6 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
1-3 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
1-6 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
Required ResourcesNo Textbook required
Recommended ResourcesText Book:
Blanchard, Benjamin, Logistics Engineering and Management, 6th Edition, 2004, Pearson Prentice Hall.
Chopra, Sunil and Meindl, Peter: Supply Chain Management - Strategy, Planning, and Operation, 6th Edition, 2016, Pearson Prentice Hall.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis 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
Schedule 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
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# Assessment Task Task Type Length Weight Learning 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%
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Assessment DetailShort 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:
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.
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