Managing Logistics Operations in Supply Chains

Course code OPSM3000
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


Logistics operations focuses on specifically managing those processes which produce and distribute products and services. All organisations face various logistics issues within their supply chains. We specifically focus upon procurement, warehousing and distribution, with each student investigating the complexities of managing these functions. Through the employment of various analytical and management tools introduced in this course students will be taught to manage procurement, warehousing and distribution functions effectively and efficiently.



  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate an integrative understanding of the complexities of managing a 21st century supply chain

2. Explain and interpret the important role of Logistics in supply chains

3. Critically analyse and demonstrate how to manage procurement

4. Identify, comprehend and analyse various design and management issues in warehousing, packaging and materials handling

5. Analyse different transportation operations and infrastructure alternatives

6. Recognise and discuss the basic concepts of supply chain logistics design

7. Employ quantitative techniques to analyse logistics operations

8. Access, utilise and communicate current information from varying technologies.

9. Engage in individual or collaborative processes to identify and resolve issues within logistics.


The course content will be drawn from but not restricted to the following:

  1. Introduction to 21st century logistics
  2. Logistics operations
  3. Procurement management
  4. Warehousing
  5. Packaging and Materials Handling
  6. Transportation Infrastructure
  7. Transportation Operations
  8. Logistics network integration
  9. Logistics design and operational planning

Assumed Knowledge

OPSM2000, EBUS2123

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Mid Semester test

Essay: Individual Essay Assignment

Formal Examination: Final Exam

Contact Hours



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


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks