Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management
RMIT University Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Area of Study
Business Management, Supply Chain Management
Taught In English
Host University Units12
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5
Hours & Credits
In this introductory course you will explore the elements of integrated business logistics and the role and application of logistics principles to supply/demand/value chain management. Logistics and the closely related concept of supply chain management (SCM) underpin business or corporate strategy as far as the latter sets company objectives in sales, market share, share price, returns on shareholder funds, investment and assets.
The course also covers key activities related to logistics and supply chain management, including transportation, warehousing, inventory management, customer service, and purchasing.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Draw on key logistics and supply chain management concepts and theories to inform a variety of business situations.
- Apply logistics and supply chain management strategies to assist other functional areas of a business organization.
- Apply leadership and organisational skills to leverage resources of a group and develop solutions to operational issues.
- Interact and communicate effectively in team settings to solve problems in supply chain management.
Overview of Learning Activities
Your learning will be supported through various activities which may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; debating selected topics on discussion forums and producing written work.
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: 45%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4
Assessment Task 2: 15%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2
Final Examination: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2
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.