Global Operations and Supply Chain Management

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Global Operations and Supply Chain Management

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration, Business Management, Entrepreneurial Management, Human Resources, Intercultural Management, International Business, Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Description
    This subject builds on the business knowledge taught in the core subject Integrating Business Perspectives and provides students studying in the Management, Human Resource Management and International Business majors with an opportunity to develop their understanding of sustainable business operations and global supply chain management from a systems perspective. Through a blended process of experiential, engaging and reflective learning, this subject further assures problem-based learning skills, added with the ability to manage the development of higher order capabilities for addressing complex operational issues in a real business context.
    Subject objectives
    Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
    1. discuss how global organisations create business processes that result in value creation through application of a number of analytical methods and tools
    2. explain approaches to design, plan and control to continuously improve global business operations inter- and intra-organisations, across supply chains and value networks;
    3. develop an appreciation of the life-cycle thinking framework as a systems perspective involving enterprise, resources and corporate stakeholders in its relationships with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders, networks, interconnections, and subsystems
    4. appraise the importance of dynamic capability building as a means of innovation, productivity and competitive advantage in a challenging global context.
    This subject also contributes specifically to the following program learning objectives:
    Demonstrate work-ready disciplinary knowledge (5.1)
    Contribution to the development of graduate attributes
    This subject complements the subject ?Innovation and Entrepreneurship? and builds on the knowledge of the external environment provided in the core subject Integrating Business Perspectives. It provides students studying in the Management, Human Resource Management and International Business majors with an opportunity to develop their understanding of sustainable business operations management from a systems perspective. Through a blended process of experiential, engaging and reflective learning, this subject further assures problem based learning skills, added with the ability to manage the development of higher order capabilities for addressing complex operational issues in a real business context.
    Content
    The strategic role of operations ? goods, services and products
    Process design, process technology, scheduling, inventory and capacity management
    Design, planning and control ? supply chains and value networks
    Dynamic capability building ? innovation, productivity and competitive advantage
    Sustainable business development through life-cycle thinking and associated frameworks including triple bottom line
    Methods of measuring and improving performance of supply chain and value networks
    'Smarter Planet', contemporary issues and the role of ICT, human capital, current issues and global trends
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: Online module completion (Individual)
    Objective(s):
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    1, 2, 3 and 4
    This addresses program learning objectives(s):
    5.1
    Weight: 30%
    Assessment task 2: Research project (Group)
    Objective(s):
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    1, 2, 3 and 4
    Weight: 30%
    Length:
    See study guide on utsonline for assignment details.
    Assessment task 3: Final Exam (Individual)
    Objective(s):
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    1, 2, 3 and 4
    Weight: 40%
    Length:
    The examination will be for 2 hours plus 10 minutes reading time. It will be a closed book exam. A formula list will be provided in the examination.
    Minimum requirements
    Students must achieve at least 50% of the subject?s total marks to be able to pass the course.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.