Supply Chain Strategy

Course code OPSM3001Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

Within global marketplaces a well executed supply chain strategy creates value for the organization. The major emphasis is placed upon the importance of strategic thinking and applying strategic decision making to various elements of managing a supply chain, such as inventory management, distribution, network planning, procurement and outsourcing and coordination and alliances. Students will have the opportunity to gain essential knowledge, problem-solving skills, and engage in collaborative techniques that are critical to defining strategy.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Relate the strategic role of inventory management and risk pooling
2. Analyse, plan, and design supply chain networks
3. Recognise and assess the strategic importance of supply chain integration
4. Prepare and develop Distribution Strategies
5. Evaluate the importance of strategic alliances
6. Formulate and develop procurement and outsourcing strategies
7. Identify the value of ethical, social and cultural perspectives when operating within global marketplaces.
8. Engage in inquiry skills and communicate outcomes.
ContentThe course content will be drawn from but not restricted to the following:
1. Introduction to SCM strategy
2. Inventory management and risk pooling
3. Supply chain network planning
4. Supply chain integration
5. Distribution Strategies
6. Strategic alliances
7. Procurement and outsourcing strategies
8. Coordination and Collaboration
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeOPSM2000, EBUS2123
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Formal
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for OPSM3001