PROJMGNT 7030 - Logistics & Supply Chain Management

North Terrace Campus - Winter - 2024

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 Management
    Term Winter
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Intensive
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge PROJMGNT 5021
    Assessment Individual and group assignments
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Frank Schultmann

    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)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.


    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.


    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.


    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.


    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    5, 6

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    No Textbook required
    Recommended Resources
    Christopher, Martin, Logistics and Supply Chain Management (2011) 4th Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall

    Blanchard, Benjamin, Logistics Engineering and Management (2004) 6th Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall.

    Shapiro, Jeremy F., Modeling the Supply Chain (2009) 2nd Edition, Cengage Learning

    Zimmer, Konrad, Fröhling, Magnus, Breun, Patrick, Schultmann, Frank, (2017)Assessing social risks of global supply chains: A quantitative analytical approach and its application to supplier selection in the German automotive industry, Journal of Cleaner Production 149 96–109.

    Garcia, D.J., You, F., (2015), Supply chain design and optimization: challenges and opportunities. Computer and Chemical Engineering, 81 153–170.

    It is also useful to read relevant logistics and supply chain journal articles in respect to various fields. In particular:
    - Transportation Sciences
    - International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management
    - The International Journal of Logistics Management
    - Journal of Supply Chain Management
    - Supply Chain Management: an international journal
    - The International Journal of Project Management

    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
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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course is offered in an online learning mode with additional live sessions via zoom.

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

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
    Students are expected to attend all the lectures as scheduled. Furthermore, students should prepare for lectures and revise post lecture to improve understanding of course content. Students will be directed to work on four different assessment pieces and submit for grading.

    As a general guide, a 3 unit course requires:
    Total contact hours: 36 Hrs
    Total self-guided study: 120 Hrs
    Learning Activities Summary

    Session Topic

    1            Course Introduction
    2            Logistics, Project Lifecycles and Systems
    3            Logistics Concepts
    4            Logistics and Phases
    5            Location Planning
    6            Principles of Value-Adding
    7            Supply Chain Management Concepts
    8            Supply Chain Relationships
    9            Supply Chain and Technology
    10          Operations Management
    11          Global Issues and Strategy
    12          Course Review and Discussion
  • 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 Task Task Type Length Weighting Learning Outcome
    Quiz Individual 15 questions 15% 1,2,4
    Analysis of a Case Study Individual 1500 words 40% 1,2,3
    Quiz Individual 15 questions 15% 1,2,3,4
    Report Group 3000 words 30% 1-6
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students should be aware that considerable knowledge and skills will be taught in the course. Hence, students should attend all classes in order to pass the course.
    Assessment Detail
    With reference to the Readings below, select one of the case studies provided and answer the question(s) below for your selected case study.

    A. 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.

    B. 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 considered as current 'best practice'?

    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.

    C. 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

    D. 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.
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    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.

    Assessment extensions request: An application for Assessment Extension should be made 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. See sections 3 and 7a) i. in particular on assessment extensions in the Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment (MACA) Policy.

    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: of an assignment 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.

    Appealing a mark or grade: If you are dissatisfied with your mark or grade, you may request a review or re-mark. There must be academic or procedural reasons for your request, so you can’t simply request a re-mark because you are disappointed with your result. For more information on the process see Assessment Grievance: Appealing a mark or grade
    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.

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