PROJMGNT 7030NA - Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Ngee Ann Academy - Trimester 1 - 2017

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 7030NA
    Course Logistics & Supply Chain Management
    Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre
    Term Trimester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Ngee Ann Academy
    Units 3
    Contact Intensive: 36 to 40 hours
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Indra Gunawan

    Program Director Contact Details:
    Project Management
    Name: Dr Graciela Corral de Zubielqui
    Phone: +61 8 8313 7491
    Email: graciela.corraldezubielqui@adelaide.edu.au

    Teaching Staff:
    Name: Professor Frank Schultmann

    Short Bio: Frank Schultmann serves as Director of Project Management for the University of Adelaide. In addition he also holds a Professorship of Business Administration at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and heads the the KIT’s Institute for Industrial Production (IIP) and the French-German Institute for Environmental Research (DFIU). Frank studied Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Karlsruhe. He completed his doctoral thesis in 1998 and his postdoctoral lecture qualification – babilitation - in 2003 at the Faculty of Economics and Management. Prior to his present positions he was Professor of Industrial Management at the University of Koblenz-Landau and holder of the Chair of Business Administration, Construction Management and Economics at the University of Siegen. Frank's research interests include sustainable production and logistics, decision support, supply chain management and optimization, systems engineering, project management, technology assessment, construction management, and information and communication technologies. This goes along with various industry collaborations. Among others Frank has worked with companies from resource industries, automotive, chemical, construction, security, food, transport and logistics.


    Email: frank.schultmann@adelaide.edu.au

    Course Timetable

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

    Opening Intensive

    Friday March 17
    Saturday March 18
    Sunday March 19

    Closing Intensive

    Friday April 7
    Saturday April 8
    Sunday April 9
  • 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)
    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
    3-6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

    Text book:
    Chopra, Sunil and Meindl, Peter: Supply Chain Management - Strategy, Planning, and Operation, 6th Edition, 2016, Pearson Prentice Hall
    Blanchard, Benjamin, Logistics Engineering and Management, 6th Edition, 2004, Pearson Prentice Hall.

    There is a wide range of material on the course topic, including course notes, slides, and readings for completion of Assessment 2, available on MyUni.

    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.

    Other resources
    If you are a member of the PMI (http://www.pmi.org/Membership.aspx) you will “gain exclusive access to PMI publications and our global standards*, networking options with our chapters and online communities of practice, and leadership and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also receive discounts on certification exams and renewals, as well as our professional development offerings.” Student membership is USD$40 to join and USD$30 to renew.

    * Log in to access complimentary read-only PDFs of all of PMI's published standards or take advantage of discounts on paperback editions
    http://www.pmi.org/PMBOK-Guide-and-Standards/Standards-Library-of-PMI-Global-Standards.aspx
    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 (see: https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au)
  • 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
    This is a draft schedule and session dates are a guide only. The timetable may be changed during the course delivery if necessary.
    Intensive Day Content Readings/Activites
    1 Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Definitions and Systems Modelling (1.5 hrs) Student Notes and relevant sections of Text book for further information if required
    Class Exercises

    Supply Chain Management (SCM) – Key Concepts (1.5 hrs)

    a. Development and Evolution of SCM
    b. Improving Competitive Position
    c. Defining SCM (3 flows)
    Student Notes
    Class Exercises
    2

    Supply Chain Management (SCM) – Key Concepts (1.5 hrs)
    d. Objectives of SCM
    e. Trade-offs and SCM
    f. Drivers for Change

    Student Notes
    Class Exercises
    Logistics, Systems Life-cycle and Systems Concepts (1.5 hr) Student Notes and relevant sections of Text book for further information if required
    Class Exercises

    Logistics – Key Concepts (3 hrs)

    1. Reliability, Maintainability and Availability
    2. Measures of Logistics
    Student Notes and relevant sections of Text book for further information if required
    Class Exercises
    3

    Logistics – Key Concepts continued (3 hrs)

    c. Systems Engineering
    d. Supportability Analysis
    e. Logistics in Design
    Student Notes and relevant sections of Text book for further information if required
    Class Exercises

    Value Adding Logistics and SCM (3 hrs)

    a. Warehousing

         i.   Role of Storage Facilities
         ii.  Warehousing Decisions
         iii. Principles of Warehousing Design

    b. Principles of Materials Handling
    Student Notes
    Class Exercises
    4

    Value Adding Logistics and SCM continued (3 hrs)

    c. Transportation

         i.   Transportation Roles and Characteristics
         ii.  Modes, Methods and Policy
         iii.Trade-offs

    d. Transportation Decisions
    e. Roles of IT
    Student Notes
    Class Exercises
    5

    Logistic Phases (4 hrs)

    1. Logistics in Design
    2. Logistics in the Production Phase
    3. Logistics in the System Utilisation, Sustaining Support and Retirement Phases
    4. Logistics Management
    Student Notes and relevant sections of Text book for further information if required
    Class Exercises
    Supply Chain Relationships (1 hr) Student Notes
    Class Exercises
    Supply Chain and Technology (1 hrs) Student Notes
    Class Exercises
    6 Supply Chain and Technology continued (2 hrs) Student Notes
    Class Exercises
    Operations Management and SCM (2 hrs) Student Notes
    Class Exercises
    Global Issues and Strategic Challenges (2 hrs) Student Notes
    Class Exercises
  • 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

    No information currently available.

    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

    Appropriate use of the Internet in assignments

    The purpose of this document is to assist students with appropriate use of the material they have accessed on the Internet in assignments. The Internet is a wonderful source of information and sometimes students are not aware of how to use it properly. For example, a recent case had over 70% of words copied from over 20 other sources. Furthermore, many students think this is the appropriate use of the Internet.

    IT IS NOT.

    Due to an increasing number of students infringing the University’s Academic Dishonesty Requirements within the Master of Applied Project Management, a more rigorous method of checking assignments is used.

    There is a hierarchy of penalties, the lowest of which is the loss of some assignment marks and the student’s name being placed on the Faculty’s Academic Dishonesty Register for six months. This only occurs if I believe this occurred through error. The second level penalty is more significant which is loss of all marks for the assignment and being placed on the University’s Academic Dishonesty Register for the remainder of their time at the University. Even higher penalties can involve the University deciding the student should not graduate. This has occurred in the Master of Project Management.

    Appropriate use of the Internet is to include all directly copying of sections of other reports in ‘inverted comas’, as a quotation, and note the source of the quote. To include a group of words without use of inverted commas and without noting where the words came from is an example of academic dishonesty.

    Students may not be aware that the University has use of an international database called Turnitin in which all direct use of other material can be traced.

    On a more positive note students need to understand the points made in any paper they access on the Internet and integrate these thoughts into their argument rather than just copying large passages. Of course this takes more work but this is what tertiary education requires and, in the end, make students into better thinkers and more able to express their ideas in their assignments.
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment 1: Questions with Short Answers – Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    Weighting: 15%
    Submission Details: Online through MyUni

    Task:
    Complete the following.
    Select a business or system of your choice, then:

    1. Briefly describe its purpose and the mission to be accomplished (i.e. operational scenario).

    2. Describe the supply chain for your business or system of choice. Who are the suppliers, distributors and producers in this supply chain?

    3. Describe the important trade-offs that exist in this supply chain. Why do you consider them to be important?

    4. Identify and describe your business’ or system’s logistics functions/ activities. Consideration should be given to the following types of functions/ activities where relevant: operational requirements, maintenance requirements (including your customers’ if your business is supplying a product that requires maintenance), performance measures, capital assets, supply chain requirements, system installation (site), system upgrade, material recycling and/or disposal.

    5. In your business or system, what is the relationship (impact of one on the other) 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.

    Length and Presentation:
    Approximately 1000 words

    Criteria by which your assessment will be marked:
    Accuracy, interest, structure, clarity and completeness (e.g. referencing, grammar, etc).



    Assessment 2: Analysis of a Case Study
    Weighting: 30%
    Submission Details: Online through MyUni

    Task:
    Select one of the following case studies and answer the associated question(s). It is highly recommended that you use the Harvard method of citation and reference list formulation in your submitted work.

    A. 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?
    B. Henly, Simon & Hess, Andrew, et al, The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) PHM and the Autonomic Logistic Concept: Potential Impact on Aging Aircraft Problems, RTO-MP-079(II)
    (1) Discuss the JSF Autonomic Logistic system in relation to the logistic support infrastructure as described by Blanchard. Provide an opinion on this direction in supportability and support.

    C. Easton, Donald R., Improving the Management of Reliability, Acquisition Research, Graduate School of Business & Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School
    (1) 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. Operational Sense and Respond Logistics: Co-evolution of an Adaptive Enterprise Capability, Office of Force Transformation, Department of Defense, United States of America
    (1) Provide an opinion on the concept of Sense and Respond logistics in comparison to traditional logistics support. In particular, compare and contrast Sense and Respond Logistics with supply chain support as described by Blanchard.

    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
    (1) 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.
    Length and Presentation:
    Approximately 1500 words

    Criteria by which your assessment will be marked:
    Accuracy, interest, structure, clarity and completeness (e.g. referencing, grammar, etc).



    Assessment 3: Questions with Short Answers – Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    Weighting: 15%
    Submission Details: Online through MyUni

    Task:
    Complete the following.
    Using the same business/ system chosen in Assessment 1:
    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 one 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.

    7. Provide a brief outline of your new system.

    8. How would you design for:
    a. producibility,
    b. disposability,
    c. quality, and
    d. the environment?
    Include a brief description of each and identify how each is related to supportability.

    Length and Presentation:
    Approximately 1000 words

    Criteria by which your assessment will be marked:
    Accuracy, interest, structure, clarity and completeness (e.g. referencing, grammar, etc)



    Assessment 4:  Negotiated Individual Investigation
    Weighting: 40%
    Part 1 – Overview
    Part 2 – Investigation report

    Submission Details:    
    This assignment has two parts:
    Part 1 - Verbal three (3) minute overview will be made to the lecturer on the second day of the closing intensive.
    Part 2 – Investigation report must be submitted online through MyUni

    Task:
    Discuss what you consider to be the “top 10” key issues/ principles in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and apply to a real world situation.

    Your potential “real world” situation should be discussed with your lecturer during the opening intensive, and formally finalised in the closing intensive following your 3 minute overview. You are to individually undertake an investigation into your selected “real world” situation using all the relevant resources available to you. This investigation will be submitted as a 3000 word report. It is highly recommended that you use the Harvard method of citation and reference list formulation in your submitted work.

    Length and Presentation:
    Part 1 – Verbal three (3) minute overview
    Part 2 – Investigation report approximately 3000 words

    Criteria by which your assessment will be marked:
    Accuracy, interest, structure, clarity and completeness (e.g. referencing, grammar, etc).
    Submission
    All text based assignments must be submitted via MyUni.
    Please refer to step by step instructions: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/myuni/tutorials/files/AssignmentStudentSubmission.pdf

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    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

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