Supply Chain Management

Course code OPSM2000Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this 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 utilize logistics and supply chain management information systems;
11.Hypothesis future directions within logistics and the supply chain management.
Content1. 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. Logistics and Supply Chain Information Systems
12. Supply Chain Performance Measurement
13. Logistics and Supply Chain in the Future
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Formal
Quiz - Tutorial
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for OPSM2000