LOGS13006 - Modelling Complex Networks

General Information

Unit Synopsis

When a supply network has been mapped, future scenarios can be developed and modelled and ‘what if’ questions posed. This enables multiple results to be reviewed by supply chain planners and management prior to the making of a strategic or tactical decision. Currently, the main tool used is a spreadsheet, but this is unlikely to be integrated with operational constraints, resulting in a lack of supply network optimisation. This unit will provide you with software tools, techniques and applications more attuned to the needs of modelling complex supply networks. This unit requires you to use your supply network maps developed in the unit Supply Network Mapping. You will then develop future scenarios for the network and analyse the outcomes in terms of products, materials and capacities within a business, linked to possible supply and distribution plans and risks. This provides a framework and collaborative environment for operational and tactical decision making based on quantitative models rather than opinion.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: LOGS13005 Supply Network Mapping

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2020

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2020

Attendance Requirements

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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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Written Assessment 40%

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%).

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Interpret the business objectives and justification for applying modelling tools and techniques that create competitive advantage.
  2. Devise scenarios, then assess and discuss modelling tools and techniques than can be applied to scenario planning to supply network maps.
  3. Evaluate the application requirements of modelling tools at both nodes and link ks in a supply network.
  4. Develop analytical and diagnostic skills in using modelling tools for more effective supply chain decisions.
  5. Critically consider the future developments and limitations in supply network modelling tools, techniques and applications.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
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2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
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