Business IT and Supply Chain

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Business IT and Supply Chain

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Business Management, Supply Chain Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Required Prior Study 
     002907 - Business Computing 1

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    In this course you will explore the significance of information utilisation and sharing in supply chain management. The course will cover how proper use of real-time information can help reduce inventory, lead time, cycle time, and other wastes in the supply chain and enhance overall efficiency and responsiveness. The use of information in this way relies heavily on computer hardware and software, particularly information technology developed around the Internet.

    The rationale behind the migration from traditional supply chain to e-supply chain, and the approach to implementing e-supply chain using available technologies will be a major theme in the course.


    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

    On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

    • Improve business logistics and supply chain management operations through the effective implementation of information technology.
    • Integrate business models with supply chain design focusing on information sharing to sustain business operations.
    • Identify and evaluate e-supply chain design issues and generate effective solutions.
    • Develop, plan and select an appropriate e-supply chain design for a company based on its business model, overall business strategy, capabilities and current supply chain configuration.
    • Identify and determine the importance of e-supply chain management in assisting the functional areas of e-business and e-commerce.
    • Contribute to the work of a team to generate solutions to a range of e-supply chain management problems.


    Overview of Learning Activities

    In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. You’re learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


    Overview of Learning Resources

    Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT StudiesBlackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

    Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

    Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


    Overview of Assessment

    The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

    Assessment Task 1:  20%
    Linked CLOs: 1, 5, 6
    Assessment Task 2: 30%
    Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Final examination: 50%
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4, 5

    Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.


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