Supply Chain Strategy

Course code OPSM3001
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


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.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

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.


The 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

Assumed Knowledge

OPSM2000, EBUS2123

Assessment Items

Quiz: 2 x Quizzes

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