CQUniversity Unit Profile
MGMT19106 Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management
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General Information

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: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2018

Distance

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).

Class and Assessment Overview

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

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

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

Assessment Grading

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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

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 from Student engagement during the term and final grades.

Feedback

Distance students who engaged in the online activities performed much better than students who did not.

Recommendation

Distance students are encouraged to engage in the online discussion forums and online sessions.

Unit Learning Outcomes
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 Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

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
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Designing and Managing the Supply Chain : Concepts, Strategies & Case Studies Third Edition (2008)

Authors: Simchi-Levi, D. Kaminsky, P. & Simchi-Levi, E.
McGraw-Hill
New York New York , United States of America
ISBN:
Binding: Hardcover
Supplementary

Your Business Degree Second Edition (2014)

Authors: McCulloch, R. & Reed, A.
Pearson Australia
Frenchs Forrest Frenchs Forrest , Australia
ISBN:
Binding: Paperback

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 6th Edition (APA 6th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Tage Andersson Unit Coordinator
t.andersson@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 05 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Introduction to Supply Chain Management.

Chapter

Chapter 1 and online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Engage online on the unit website.

Week 2 Begin Date: 12 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Inventory Management & Risk Pooling.

Chapter

2 and online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Engage online on the unit website.

Week 3 Begin Date: 19 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Network Planning.

Chapter

3 and online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Engage online on the unit website.

Week 4 Begin Date: 26 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Supply Contracts.

Chapter

4 and online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz 1(a) - Due: Week 4 Thursday (29 March 2018) 05:00 PM AEST

Week 5 Begin Date: 02 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Value of Information.

Chapter

5 and online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz 1(b) - Due: Week 5 Friday (6 April 2018) 05:00 PM AEST

Vacation Week Begin Date: 09 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

There are no scheduled activities for this week.

Chapter

There is no scheduled reading for this week.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Private study.
Week 6 Begin Date: 16 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Supply Chain Integration.

Chapter

6 and online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Engage online on the unit website.

Week 7 Begin Date: 23 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Distribution Strategies.

Chapter

7 and online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Engage online on the unit website.

Week 8 Begin Date: 30 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Coordinated Product & Supply Chain Design.

Chapter

11 and online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Individual Assessment 2 - Supply Chain Management Concepts Due: Week 8 Wednesday (2 May 2018) 1:00 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 07 May 2018

Module/Topic

Strategic Alliances.

Chapter

8 and online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Engage online on the unit website.

Week 10 Begin Date: 14 May 2018

Module/Topic

Procurement & Outsourcing.

Chapter

9 and online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Engage online on the unit website.

Week 11 Begin Date: 21 May 2018

Module/Topic

Global Logistics & Risk Management.

Chapter

10 and online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Engage online on the unit website.

Week 12 Begin Date: 28 May 2018

Module/Topic

Customer Value & Information Technology.

Chapter

12 & 14.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Individual Assessment 3 - Concurrent Product and Supply Chain Design Due: Week 12 Wednesday (30 May 2018) 1:00 pm AEST
Assessment Tasks

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 unit and prepare students for the larger written assessment tasks. Assessment details will be made available on the unit website in Moodle.


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 unit website in Moodle.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

Correct quiz answers.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain what supply chain management is.
  • Discuss key management issues in managing a supply chain.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • 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 writing a 1000 word paper responding to assessment questions related to specific case material. Assessment details, case material and guidance will be provided on the unit website in Moodle. Feel free to discuss your assessment ideas in the unit discussion forum, before you complete and submit the assessment.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Wednesday (2 May 2018) 1:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Wednesday (16 May 2018)

Results and feedback will be made available on the unit website in Moodle.


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 clearly stated.

Referencing 5%

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

Written Communication 5%

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


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Discuss key management issues in managing a supply chain.
  • Appraise issues related to relationships in a supply chain.
  • Appraise issues related to product flow along a supply chain.
  • Identify and analyse critical issues in a supply chain.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • 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 unit website in Moodle. Feel free to discuss your assessment ideas in the unit discussion forum, before you complete and submit the assessment.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Wednesday (30 May 2018) 1:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Results and feedback will be made available on the unit website on certification of grades day Friday 6 July 2018.


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 APA referencing standards. 5%

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


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Appraise issues related to relationships in a supply chain.
  • Appraise issues related to product flow along a supply chain.
  • Identify and analyse critical issues in a supply chain.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?