Available in 2017
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


Logistics and supply chain management is an integrated process-driven component of the business organisation. This course introduces students to the elements of logistics and supply chain management, the role and application of supply chain management principles and analytical tools, and their application in basic inventory management, warehousing and transportation management. The aspects of strategic integrated logistics management, benchmarking and global logistics activities will also be examined.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Critically discuss logistics and supply chain management;

2. Analyse the dimensions of logistics;

3. Demonstrate fundamental understanding of demand management and the importance of customer service;

4. Define and explain procurement management;

5. Identify and interpret the factors governing global logistics;

6. Comprehend inventory flows and employ simple analytical tools to manage inventory;

7. Explain the nature and importance of warehousing, material handling and packaging;

8. Interrelate the role of transport to logistics and supply chain management;

9. Demonstrate an integrative understanding of 3rd party, 4th party and collaborative relationships in Logistics;

10. Access and utilise logistics and supply chain management information systems;

11. Hypothesis future directions within logistics and the supply chain management


  1. Supply Chain Management - an Introduction
  2. Dimensions of Logistics
  3. Demand Management and Customer Service
  4. Procurement (Purchasing) and Supply Management
  5. Global Logistics
  6. Managing Inventory flows in the Supply Chain
  7. Inventory Decision Making
  8. Warehousing Decisions
  9. Transportation
  10. Logistics Relationships and Third Party Logistics and Outsourcing
  11. 11. Logistics and Supply Chain Information Systems
  12. 12. Supply Chain Performance Measurement
  13. 13. Logistics and Supply Chain in the Future

Assessment items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Weekly tutorial leaning activity discussion and summaries

Formal Examination: Final Exam

Essay: Individual Written Essay

Contact hours


Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials, discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.