Supply Chain Decision Support

Course code EBUS2123Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

The course examines the increasingly important and rapidly expanding fields of supply chain management and logistics. This course will introduce mathematical models used in supply chain design and management. In particular, linear programming-based models, which are widely used in business planning, will be explored, including models for production planning, inventory management, and warehouse/distribution centre location. Spreadsheets and other standard business tools for answering linear programming-based supply chain questions will be studied. The student will gather and integrate information, build models using IT tools that enable decision making in supply chains. Further, students will study supply chain management software as they are used for associated business processes. Students will also participate in tutorials promoting group discussions and communication-building exercises.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Impart analytical and problem solving skills necessary to develop solutions for a variety of supply chain management and design problems and develop an understanding for use of information technology in supply chain optimization.
2. Develop an understanding of the complexity of inter-organisation and intra-organisation coordination in supply chains.
3. Gain an understanding of what information should be exchanged in a supply chain and how it should be used to benefit the entire supply chain.
4. Develop an understanding of the decision support systems and IT systems used in managing supply chains.
ContentTopics will be selected from:
- Introduction to Linear Programming in supply chains
- Modelling and solving Linear Programs with standard computer business tools
- Introduction to Integer Linear Programming in supply chains
- Modelling and solving Integer Linear Programs with standard computer business tools
- Supply Chains and the role of IT
- Communication and role-play in supply chains
- Information Extraction, Systems Integration and Analysis in Supply Chains
- IT and Decision Support Systems used in Supply Chains.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeINFT1001 or EBUS2000 or INFO1010
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Quiz - Tutorial
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EBUS2123