PROJMGNT 3030 - Project Logistics and Supply Chains

North Terrace Campus - Winter - 2020

This course aims to deliver understandings within system support planning and logistics support over a project life-cycle. Furthermore, the implications of an extended supply chain are to be considered. The course will essentially teach topics in respect to the components of logistics, logistics engineering and management, system design for supportability and continued assessment. Other areas that are covered include supply chain integration, information flows, materials, services, human resources and supply chain monetary aspects, tiered suppliers and technology coordination, supply chain enterprise architecture and waste minimisation.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PROJMGNT 3030
    Course Project Logistics and Supply Chains
    Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre
    Term Winter
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Intensive: 36 to 40 hours
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description This course aims to deliver understandings within system support planning and logistics support over a project life-cycle. Furthermore, the implications of an extended supply chain are to be considered. The course will essentially teach topics in respect to the components of logistics, logistics engineering and management, system design for supportability and continued assessment. Other areas that are covered include supply chain integration, information flows, materials, services, human resources and supply chain monetary aspects, tiered suppliers and technology coordination, supply chain enterprise architecture and waste minimisation.
    Course Staff
    Program Director Contact Details: Project Management
    Name: Dr Sam Baroudi

    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. Describe the concept of “systems” across the logistics and supply chain project life-cycle;
    2. Plan supportability requirements for the development of logistics and supply chains systems;
    3. Identify design techniques and technologies that support logistics and extended supply chains;
    4. Work effectively in teams on logistical systems and supply chain development;
    5. Recognise ethical, social and cultural issues within logistics and supply chains.
    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
    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, 2, 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
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    2, 4, 5
    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
    4, 5
    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, 5
  • 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. Access to 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.

    Students are expected to attend all the intensive 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 three 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
    Individual Essay Individual 1500 words 30% 1-3
    Case Study Analysis Individual 2000 words 40% 1, 2, 3, 5
    Group Report Group 1500 words each student 30% 1-5
    Total 100%
    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.

    Course results may be subject to moderation by the Assessment Review Committee.
    Assessment Detail
    Individual Essay: this assessment will require each student to select a supply chain example and then describe its system, purpose and the mission to be accomplished as well as its logistics functions. Note that the relationships between reliability and: maintainability, human factors, supply chain, and human factors should be identified. The learning outcomes will see students understanding basic logistics and supply chain system issues.
    Case Study Analysis: this assessment requires students to reference provided readings (on MyUni) and then select one case study and answer the question(s) posed for that case study.The student response to questions should be well analysed and discussed. This assessment will highlight learning outcomes with students being able to display their understanding in respect to real world case studies in both general and specific logistics and supply chain terms.
    Group Report: this is a group assessment where students groups select a project to study. They should endeavour to report back on the supply chain transport modes, collaborative forms, applications of information technology, emerging, innovative technology, ethical and social issues, and the role of production operations. Furthermore, students should reflect on how this supply chain can participate in the global economy. Students will gather learnings in respect to various important concepts with the assessment of their collaborative efforts indicating how effectively they have worked within a team environment.

    All text based assignments must be submitted via MyUni:

    • Assignment Submission: Assignments should not be emailed to the instructor; they must be lodged via the MyUni Course site (unless specified to do both).
    • Cover Sheet: Please include in the assignment a completed University of Adelaide Assessment Cover Sheet (found in MyUni, under Modules) 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.
    • 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.

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

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