International Logistics

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Logistics

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    International Business

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    (AMB240 or CTB240) or (AMB210 or IBB210). AMB210 can be studied in the same teaching period as AMB303

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit examines international logistics through the concepts of international distribution channels and international supply chain management. Strategy in managing international logistical constraints is emphasised with practical studies of contemporary international supply chain management in international industries. Traditional costs and financial aspects of supply chain management are considered. Contemporary issues are incorporated including: the impact of e-business on international logistics; the evolution of new technologies for 'smart' packaging, warehousing and international stock control; the combination of international services with goods products; recent technological developments in international transportation and product quality control.
    Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion of this unit, you should be able to:
    1. Explain concepts, terminology and functions as related to international logistics activities.
    2. Determine operational procedures to address logistics challenges.
    3. Evaluate strategies and formulate recommendations to improve the contribution of Logistics and Supply Chain Management to corporate performance.
    4. Communicate business analysis and decisions in a seminar setting, and in written form.
    This unit presents the traditional Logistics functions and the way in which these functions are performed in a global economy increasingly characterised by extended, co-ordinated global supply chains.
    The range of topics include;
    • An overview of International Logistics and Supply Chain Management,
    • The Supply Chain Management Concept,
    • Push/Pull Strategies,
    • Information Management,
    • JIT, and Strategic Alliances,
    • Order Management and Customer Service,
    • Materials Handling & Local Transport Systems,
    • Distribution Centre,
    • Warehouse and Plant Location,
    • Warehouse Management and Distribution Strategies,
    • Inventory Management,
    • Supply Management and Sourcing,
    • Coordinated Product and Supply Chain Design,
    • Logistics Systems Controls.
    Approaches to Teaching and Learning
    Two hours of lectures a week plus one hour of tutorial seminar. Lectures introduce the core concepts, functions and procedures of international logistics and supply chain management. The tutorial seminars will focus upon case analysis with select cases presented to pose specific logistics and supply chain management challenges.
    Assessment name: Presentation
    Description: Presentation and Supporting Paper: Individual presentation and supporting paper on a topic allocated in the tutorial programme. Feedback to be given within two weeks following the tutorial.
    Length or Duration: 15 minutes oral presentation and 1000 words for written paper.
    Formative or Summative: Formative and Summative.
    Relates to objectives:3 & 4
    Weight: 20
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Group with Individual Component
    Due date: Weeks 4 - 12
    Assessment name: Written Assignment
    Description: A written paper of 1500 words on issues covered in the unit. Feedback to be given in the last week of the semester.
    Length or Duration: 1500 words
    Formative or Summative: Formative and Summative
    Relates to objectives: 3 & 4
    Weight: 30
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Week 7
    Assessment name: Exam
    Description: Final examination consisting of a variety of short answer and short answer type questions.
    Length or Duration: 2 hours working plus 10 minutes perusal.
    Formative or Summative: Summative.
    Relates to objectives:1, 2 & 3
    Weight: 50
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Central Exam Period

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