MGMT19106 - Supply Chain Management
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit introduces, defines and explains supply chain management. The concept and practice of supply chain management has grown dramatically in recent years. It is now considered that in many markets, it is the supply chains that compete and not individual organisations. Supply chain management requires collaboration between functions such as: marketing, procurement, operations, logistics, distribution and after market service within organisations and collaboration with outside suppliers, manufacturers and distributors. It requires sophisticated communication, extensive trust, and high level management skills. The objectives of the supply chain manager are: seamless movement of goods; efficient and effective delivery systems which are customer focused; cost minimisation of processes; simplification of all processes; and total quality of product delivered and associated services.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3A
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Although the current textbook is the best on the market it is desirable to identify an equivalent with a more resent publication date. Course coordinator and lecturers. It is recommended that recent textbook publications are reviewed.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain what supply chain management is.
  2. Discuss key management issues in managing a supply chain.
  3. Appraise issues related to relationships in a supply chain.
  4. Appraise issues related to product flow along a supply chain.
  5. Identify and analyse critical issues in a supply chain.

The unit is part of a the Bachelor of Business (B.Bus) Major in Supply Chain Management.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)      
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - Written Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence    
8. Ethical practice    

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)    
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - Written Assessment  

Prescribed Textbooks

Designing and Managing the Supply Chain : Concepts, Strategies & Case Studies
Author/s: Simchi-Levi, D. Kaminsky, P. & Simchi-Levi, E. Year: 2008
Edition: Third Edition Publisher: McGraw-Hill
City: New York
Country: United States of America
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

Other Resources

These are not compulsory, but may assist you:
Your Business Degree
Author/s: McCulloch, R. & Reed, A. Year: 2014
Edition: Second Edition Publisher: Pearson Australia
City: Frenchs Forrest
Country: Australia
Other resources may be available at CQUniversity Library.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here), OR American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorTage Andersson (t.andersson@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Introduction to Supply Chain Management.

1 and online resources.

Week 2 13-03-2017

Inventory Management & Risk Pooling.

2 and online resources.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Network Planning.

3 and online resources.

Week 4 27-03-2017

Supply Contracts.

4 and online resources.

Online Quiz 1(a) - Due Friday (31 March 17) 05:00 PM AEST

Week 5 03-04-2017

Value of Information.

5 and online resources.

Online Quiz 1(b) - Due Friday (7 April 17) 05:00 PM AEST

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Supply Chain Integration.

6 and online resources.

Week 7 24-04-2017

Distribution Strategies.

7 and online resources.

Week 8 01-05-2017

Coordinated Product & Supply Chain Design.

11 and online resources.

Individual Assessment 2 - Supply Chain Management Concepts Due Wednesday (03 May 17) 01:00 PM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017

Strategic Alliances.

8 and online resources.

Week 10 15-05-2017

Procurement & Outsourcing.

9 and online resources.

Week 11 22-05-2017

Global Logistics & Risk Management.

10 and online resources.

Week 12 29-05-2017

Customer Value & Information Technology.

12 & 14.

Individual Assessment 3 - Concurrent Product and Supply Chain Design Due Wednesday (31 May 17) 01:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Individual Assessment 1 - Multiple Choice
Task Description

The quiz(zes) are designed to engage students with the course content at the start of the course and prepare students for the larger written assessment tasks.

Assessment details will be made available on the course website.

Number of Quizzes 2
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date The assessments are due in weeks 4 and 5 as listed in the schedule section.
Return Date to Students Results will be made available on the course web site.
Weighting 20%
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain what supply chain management is.

2. Discuss key management issues in managing a supply chain.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Individual Assessment 2 - Supply Chain Management Concepts
Task Description

The assessment is designed for students to apply key supply chain management concepts, methods and tools used to analyse a supply chain. The assessment involves responding to assessment questions related to specific case material. Assessment details, case material and guidance will be provided on the course website.

Submit your 1000 word assessment paper with a cover sheet showing the course name and number, assessment number, your name and student number, then attach answers to the questions asked. Ensure you indicate clearly each question number you are answering.

Feel free to discuss your assessment ideas in the course discussion forum, before you complete and submit the assessment.

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Wednesday (03-May-2017) 01:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 10 Wednesday (17-May-2017)
Results will be made available on the course website.
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Your paper will be assessed according to the following criteria.

Content 80%

Responses to assessment questions must demonstrate in depth understanding of the key supply chain management issues and appropriate application of supply chain management concepts, methods and tools. The questions have equal weight.

Articles 10%

Minimum of five (5) relevant journal articles used.
Direct quotations used sparingly and main arguments stated clearly.

Referencing 5%

Appropriate in-text referencing and reference list.
Adherence to CQUniversity Harvard or APA referencing standards.

Written Communication 5%

Structure, expression, spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Concise and within (+/-10%) of the word limit: 1000 words.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date) or American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Discuss key management issues in managing a supply chain.

3. Appraise issues related to relationships in a supply chain.

4. Appraise issues related to product flow along a supply chain.

5. Identify and analyse critical issues in a supply chain.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Individual Assessment 3 - Concurrent Product and Supply Chain Design
Task Description

The assessment is designed for students to apply key supply chain management concepts, methods and tools used to analyse and design a supply chain. The assessment involves writing a 2000 word short business report responding to assessment questions related to specific case material. Assessment details, case material and guidance will be provided on the course website.

Feel free to discuss your assessment ideas in the course discussion forum, before you complete and submit the assessment.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Wednesday (31-May-2017) 01:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Wednesday (14-Jun-2017)
Results will be made available on the course web site.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Your report will be assessed according to the following criteria.

Your report analysis, recommendations and presentation must demonstrate:

Thorough understanding of relevant supply chain management concepts, principles, theories, tools and models in regards to the case study and the questions. 60%

Appropriate and well structured, concise and clear expression of supply chain management arguments. 10%

Clear flow of thought throughout the paper with a clear and succinct purpose described in the introduction and a clear and succinct conclusion. 10%

Critical review skills and integration of relevant academic and profession literature. A minimum of eight (8) academic journals must be used. 10%

Appropriate in text referencing and reference list. Adherence to CQUniversity Harvard or APA referencing standards. 5%

Clarity of expression, grammar and spelling. Appropriate presentation format within (±10%) of the word limit: 2000 words. 5%

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date) or American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Appraise issues related to relationships in a supply chain.

4. Appraise issues related to product flow along a supply chain.

5. Identify and analyse critical issues in a supply chain.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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