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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 - 2020

Online

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 Unit coordinator and student feedback.

Feedback

While the unit textbook is really good, it is recommended that a unit textbook with a newer publication date is considered.

Recommendation

It is recommended that a unit textbook with a newer publication date is considered.

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 , United States of America
ISBN: 9780073341521
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

Paper copies are available for purchase at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

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: Introduction to Supply Chain Management Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Introduction to Supply Chain Management.

Chapter

Chapter 1: Introduction to Supply Chain Management.

Online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Engage online on the unit website.

Week 2: Inventory Management and Risk Pooling Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Inventory Management and Risk Pooling.

Chapter

Chapter 2: Inventory Management and Risk Pooling.

Online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Engage online on the unit website.

Week 3: Network Planning Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Network Planning.

Chapter

Chapter 3: Network Planning.

Online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Engage online on the unit website.

Week 4: Supply Contracts Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Supply Contracts.

Chapter

Chapter 4: Supply Contracts.

Online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Individual Assessment - Online Quiz 1(a) - Due: Week 4 Friday (3 April) 11:45 PM AEST

Week 5: The Value of Information Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

The Value of Information.

Chapter

Chapter 5: The Value of Information.

Online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Engage online on the unit website

Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

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: Supply Chain Integration Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Supply Chain Integration.

Chapter

Chapter 6: Supply Chain Integration.

Online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Individual Assessment - Online Quiz 1(b) - Due: Week 6 Monday (20 April) 11:45 PM AEST

Week 7: Distribution Strategies Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Distribution Strategies.

Chapter

Chapter 7: Distribution Strategies.

Online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Engage online on the unit website.

Week 8: Coordinated Product and Supply Chain Design Begin Date: 04 May 2020

Module/Topic

Coordinated Product and Supply Chain Design.

Chapter

Chapter 11: Coordinated Product and Supply Chain Design.

Online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Individual Assessment - Supply Chain Concepts Due: Week 8 Wednesday (6 May 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 9: Strategic Alliances Begin Date: 11 May 2020

Module/Topic

Strategic Alliances.

Chapter

Chapter 8: Strategic Alliances.

Online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Engage online on the unit website.

Week 10: Procurement and Outsourcing Strategies Begin Date: 18 May 2020

Module/Topic

Procurement and Outsourcing Strategies.

Chapter

Chapter 9: Procurement and Outsourcing Strategies.

Online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Engage online on the unit website.

Week 11: Global Logistics and Risk Management Begin Date: 25 May 2020

Module/Topic

Global Logistics and Risk Management.

Chapter

Chapter 10: Global Logistics and Risk Management.

Online resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Engage online on the unit website.

Week 12: Customer Value and Information Technology Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Customer Value and Information Technology.

Chapter

Chapter 12: Customer Value.

Chapter 14: Information Technology and Business Processes.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Individual Assessment - Supply Chain Design Due: Week 12 Wednesday (3 June 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Individual Assessment - Multiple Choice

Task Description

The quiz(zes) are designed to engage students with the unit 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 - Supply Chain Concepts

Task Description

The assessment is designed for students to apply supply chain management concepts, principles, methods and tools. The assessment involves writing a 1600-word business report responding to assessment questions related to specific topics and/or case material. Submit your 1600-word report on the unit website, with a cover sheet showing the unit name and number, assessment number, your name and student number. Assessment details and guidance will be provided on the unit website.

You can discuss your assessment ideas in the unit discussion forum, before you complete and submit the assessment.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Wednesday (6 May 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Wednesday (20 May 2020)

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


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Your report will be assessed according to the following criteria.

Your report must demonstrate:

  1. In depth understanding of the supply chain management issues and appropriate application of supply chain management concepts, principles, methods and tools. The questions have equal weight. 60%
  2. Appropriate and well structured, concise and clear expression of supply chain management arguments. 10%
  3. Clear flow of thought throughout the report with a convincing executive summary; clear and succinct purpose described in the introduction; relevant structure and content within the body of the report; and a clear and succinct conclusion. 10%
  4. Critical review skills and integration of relevant academic and profession literature. A minimum of ten (10) academic and professional references must be used. 10%
  5. Appropriate in-text referencing and reference list. Adherence to University APA referencing standards. 5%
  6. Clarity of expression, grammar and spelling. Appropriate report format with good use of bullet points, illustrations and figures. Within ±10% of the word limit: 1600 words. 5%


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 - Supply Chain Design

Task Description

The assessment is designed for students to apply supply chain management concepts, principles, methods and tools. The assessment involves writing a 2000-word business report responding to assessment questions related to specific topics and/or case material. Submit your 2000-word report on the unit website, with a cover sheet showing the unit name and number, assessment number, your name and student number. Assessment details and guidance will be provided on the unit website.

You can discuss your assessment ideas in the unit discussion forum, before you complete and submit the assessment.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Wednesday (3 June 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Results and feedback will be made available on the unit website on Certification of Grades Day


Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

Your report will be assessed according to the following criteria.

Your report must demonstrate:

  1. In depth understanding of the supply chain management issues and appropriate application of supply chain management concepts, principles, methods and tools. The questions have equal weight. 60%
  2. Appropriate and well structured, concise and clear expression of supply chain management arguments. 10%
  3. Clear flow of thought throughout the report with a convincing executive summary; clear and succinct purpose described in the introduction; relevant structure and content within the body of the report; and a clear and succinct conclusion. 10%
  4. Critical review skills and integration of relevant academic and profession literature. A minimum of ten (10) academic and professional references must be used. 10%
  5. Appropriate in-text referencing and reference list. Adherence to University APA referencing standards. 5%
  6. Clarity of expression, grammar and spelling. Appropriate report format with good use of bullet points, illustrations and figures. 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.

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