Supply Chain Analysis and Design
RMIT University Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Area of Study
Business, Supply Chain Management
Taught In English
Required Prior Study:
004948 - Business Statistics 1
Host University Units12
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5
Hours & Credits
This course provides an introduction to quantitative methods that can be used in industry. You will acquire advanced spreadsheet and database modelling skills. The course will introduce static and dynamic models of supply chains and logistics systems. Specifically, it will apply transport and transhipment models to optimize supply chains.
The course will enhance your appreciation of logistics and the usefulness of mathematical and statistical models in solving logistics problems. You will learn to think systematically about the fundamental processes involved and to evaluate the performance of a supply chain as a system. You will also develop your critical thinking skills to the point where you are able to deliberate on contemporary issues in supply chain management.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Use selected concepts, principles and procedures related to supply chain management for effective decision making.
- Investigate various methods to assess logistics and distribution practices.
- Apply the tools and underlying principles of logistics to optimise operations in network models.
- Identify and evaluate the processes, tools and principles of logistics practices in the manufacturing and service sectors.
- Apply mathematical solutions to optimise supply chain networks and logistics problems.
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: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 5
Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 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.