• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Commerce, International Business, Management
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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Logistics as a part of supply chain management is closely related to other value adding activities within a firm and those of other firms in the same supply chain network. International logistics facilitates the purchasing, production, and distribution activities of multinational companies to create value in products or services for international markets. Effective and efficient management of international logistics can enhance the global competitiveness of firms. Using case studies and seminar discussion, the course explores the main issues in international logistics (IL) and supply chain management (SCM) to underline their strategic importance to firms. It first places IL and SCM in the context of international business. It then discusses the core concepts of IL and SCM, supply chain strategies, and international logistics operations. The later part of the course focuses on the designing of global supply chain to counter risks, enhance efficiency, and promote sustainability.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:

  1. define, explain and illustrate the key operational issues involved in international logistics;
  2. explain and illustrate the significance of logistics and supply chain management in international business;
  3. explain and illustrate the composition of global supply chain;
  4. apply this knowledge of managing logistics in international trade operations in analysis, discussion and argument;
  5. analyse the supply chain strategies of firms;
  6. examine the levels of risk, efficiency, and sustainability of a supply chain; and,
  7. communicate effectively in oral and written forms about international supply chain management using appropriate concepts, logic and rhetorical conventions

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

  • contribution - 15%
  • case presentation - 15%
  • team research project - 30%
  • final exam - 40%

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3852
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $5130
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4491 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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