- Class Number 3820
- Term Code 2930
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- David Leaney
- David Leaney
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/02/2019
- Class End Date 31/05/2019
- Census Date 31/03/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
In the increasingly connected global economy, businesses participate in supply chains that span across national borders to diversify risk, enable speciation, and create collaborative synergy in their efforts of value-creation. A global network of supply chain partners 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 global supply chain can enhance the global competitiveness of firms. Using a combination of lectures, case studies and seminar discussion, the course explores the main issues in global supply chain management (SCM) to underline their strategic importance to firms. It first places SCM in the context of international business. It then discusses the core concepts of SCM, supply chain strategies, and key operations. The later part of the course focuses on the designing of global supply chain to counter risks, enhance efficiency, and promote sustainability.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- define, explain and illustrate the key operational issues involved in international logistics;
- explain and illustrate the significance of logistics and supply chain management in international business;
- explain and illustrate the composition of global supply chain;
- apply this knowledge of managing logistics in international trade operations in analysis, discussion and argument;
- analyse the supply chain strategies of firms;
- examine the levels of risk, efficiency, and sustainability of a supply chain; and,
- communicate effectively in oral and written forms about international supply chain management using appropriate concepts, logic and rhetorical conventions
The course applies practical research from the international supply chain industry, including lessons learned from Australian organisations dealing with international supply chain issues, and lessons from overseas countries and organisations.
Field trip will be organised to IKEA Canberra, with back-up options to CostCo or the Royal Australian Mint. The field trip will provide students with the opportunity to see global supply chain and logistics issues first hand.
Additional Course Costs
No additional class costs. Field trip will be via student's own transport, with no admin or entry fees.
Examination Material or equipment
Refer to subject Wattle site for further details
Mangan, J., Lalwani, C., Butcher, T., & Javadpour, R. (2015) Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management 3rd Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. ISBN 978-1-119-11782-7.
The textbook is available electronically (as a VitalSource Bookshelf electronic file), which is recommended. Limited paper copies are available via the library. See library for reserve information: http://anulib.anu.edu.au/services/reserve/.
David, P.A.; Stewart, R.D. (2017) International Logistics: Management of International Trade Operations. Fifth Edition. Thomson Learning. ISBN 978-0-989-49064-1.
See library for reserve information: http://anulib.anu.edu.au/services/reserve/.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Seminar/Lecture - Week #1: Introduction to GSCM and Course Structure||Activities/Readings Lecture: Introduction to GSCM and Course Structure Seminar: Activities and sign up explained (read textbook Ch 1,2 plus assigned readings on Wattle) Media presentation example by David (Form ten presentation groups of up to 5 people)|
|2||Seminar/Lecture - Week #2: Supply Chain Strategies||Activities/Readings: Student group presentations Lecture: Supply Chain Strategies Seminar: Week 1 Re-cap, Question Workshop and Presentation of relevant GSCM issue (read textbook Ch 3,4 plus assigned readings on Wattle.) Group 1 Page:33, 5 question solutions, and Group 6 media presentation|
|3||Seminar/Lecture - Week #3: Supply Chain Members||Activities/Readings: Student group presentations Lecture: Supply Chain Members Seminar: Week 2 Re-cap, Question Workshop and Presentation of relevant GSCM issue (read textbook Ch 8, plus assigned readings on Wattle) Group 2 - Page:56 3 question solutions, Page:75, 2 question solutions, and Group 7 media presentation|
|4||Seminar/Lecture - Week #4: Up-stream and down-stream linkages||Activities/Readings: Student group presentations Lecture: Up-and-down stream linkages Week 3 Re-cap, Question Workshop and Presentation of relevant ISCM issue (read textbook Ch 9, plus assigned readings on Wattle) Group 3 Page:164 5 question solutions, and Group 8 media presentation|
|5||Seminar/Lecture - Week #5: Inventory and Warehousing||Activities/Readings: Student group presentations Lecture: Inventory and warehousing Seminar: Week 3 and Week 4 Re-cap, Question Workshop and Presentation of relevant ISCM issue (read textbook Ch 10,11 plus assigned readings on Wattle) Group 4 Page:186 5 question solutions, and Group 9 media presentation|
|6||Seminar/Lecture - Week #6: Transportation||Activities/Readings: Student group presentations Lecture: Transportation Seminar: Week 5 Re-cap, Question Workshop and Presentation of relevant ISCM issue (read textbook Ch 6,7 plus assigned readings on Wattle) Group 5 Page: 244 Question solutions, and Group 10 media presentation All group presentations will be assessed by 4 April. DUE: Mid-semester essay, 9AM Thursday, Week 6|
|7||Seminar/Lecture - Week #7: Information Flow||Activities/Readings: Student group presentations Lecture: Information Flow Seminar: Week 6 Re-cap, essay feedback, Question Workshop and Presentation of relevant ISCM issue (read textbook Ch 12 plus assigned readings on Wattle) Group 6 Page: 207 three questions Page: 225 two questions solutions, and Group 1 media presentation|
|8||Field trip - Week #8: External site visit||1. External site visit will be conducted to IKEA Canberra, where IKEA staff will show the group through the logistics, warehouse, and goods loading areas.|
|9||Seminar/Lecture - Week #9: Financial Flow||Activities/Readings: Student group presentations Lecture: Financial Flow (Possible Guest Presenter and Tech Demo) Seminar: Week 7 Re-cap, Question Workshop and Presentation of relevant ISCM issue (read textbook Ch 13 plus assigned readings on Wattle Group 7 Page: 132 three questions Page: 152 two question solutions, and Group 2 media presentation|
|10||Seminar/Lecture - Week #10: Supply Chain Risks||Activities/Readings: Student group presentations Lecture: Supply Chain Risks Seminar: Week 9 Re-cap, Question Workshop and Presentation of relevant GSCM issue (read textbook Ch 15 plus assigned readings on Wattle) Group 8 Page: 264 5 questions, and Group 3 media presentation|
|11||Seminar/Lecture - Week #11: Logistics Performance Measurement and Costs||Activities/Readings: Lecture: Logistics Performance Measurement and Costs Seminar: Week 10 Re-cap, Question Workshop and Presentation of relevant GSCM issue (read textbook Ch 14 plus assigned readings on Wattle) Group 9 Page: 324 5 questions, and Group 4 media presentation|
|12||Seminar/Lecture - Week #12: Efficiency and Sustainability||Activities/Readings: Lecture: Efficiency and Sustainability Seminar: Week 11 Re-cap, Question Workshop and Presentation of relevant GSCM issue (read textbook Ch 16 plus assigned readings on Wattle Group 10 Pg: 282 5 questions, and Group 5 media presentation|
No tutorials as the classes are in seminar format
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Seminar Participation and Media Presentation||15 %||04/03/2019||31/05/2019||1,4|
|Seminar Activity - Summary Presentation||15 %||04/03/2019||31/05/2019||2,5,7|
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The Final Examination will be held during the semester 1 2019 examination period which is 6-22 June 2019. Specific details of the exam date will be available closer to the commencement of the examination period at https://exams.anu.edu.au/timetable/
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,4
Seminar Participation and Media Presentation
Instructions: It makes a difference to your learning if you can participate and be involved in discussions. To achieve high results in this class you need to:
a) Attend class. It’s a chance for you to focus, learn new concepts and have that learning reinforced through discussion and activity in the seminar.
b) Come prepared. I will assume that you have read (as a minimum) the assigned textbook chapter. And have familiarised yourself with the questions even if it isn’t your turn to answer them. Prepare questions for your classmate’s presentations.
c) Actively participate in the learning. You have a wonderful opportunity and rich potential to learn. Jump in now and enjoy the process. Ask questions. Share experience. Be involved. Individual participation is 5% of the assessment for this element.
The 5% participation mark relates to Learning Outcome #1 (LO1) "define, explain, and illustrate the key operational issues involved in international logistics". Participation applies to individual contribution and participation in your own group's presentations, plus active participation in questions and discussions for other groups.
The second part of this task (10%) is for the assigned group to present a recent mention in the media (any channel acceptable) of a global supply chain management issue or issue that may affect international business and hence supply chains. Groups are to have done this before the seminar, uploaded to the database on Wattle and come ready to present it to the seminar class for 10 minutes and explain how it relates to GSCM. Presentations will be video recorded for assessment and feedback.
Articles, press clips, video or media files do not have to be in English, provided they are explained in English. Global examples most welcome.
Criteria: This component will evaluate the level and quality of your contribution to seminar discussions which will be a reflection on your analytical and problem solving abilities (a skill important in GSCM).
· Relevance and currency of media article or clip
· Evidence of additional independent research
· Ideas, theory and information sources well integrated within word limit and time limit (don’t run over time).
· Insightful consequences for GSCM and IB articulated
Due Date: On going through out the semester
All students will receive feedback on this assessment by the end of week 6. The marks for group presentations will be provided within two days of the presentation, and the split of marks between presentation and participation will be recorded.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 2,5,7
Seminar Activity - Summary Presentation
Instructions: Students will form into groups (preferably no larger than 5 but dependent on final class numbers) and then during the first seminar will randomly choose a number that will correspond to the week they must present solutions to the previous weeks questions and summary of the related seminar.
An average of five questions is assigned to each chapter. All students in a group must prepare at least one written answer to these questions and/or summarise the previous week’s seminar. The groups must then prepare the consolidated response for hard copy distribution to your colleagues in the seminar.
Students must then explain their answers and where possible add additional information obtained from research and engage your classmates in discussion or even debate. Results of the discussion and perhaps correction of some of the answers (that will be done during the seminar) will not be made available to students who do not attend class.
Due Date: Randomly assigned in lecture 1 to the group you will have just formed.
Referencing will be required and responses should be limited to 300 words each question - however there is no minimum word limit.
· Five (5) questions must be attempted and all aspects of the question must be addressed.
· Accuracy of answers.
· Evidence of additional independent research
· Ideas, theory and information sources well integrated within word limit.
· Ability to communicate clearly and explain their solutions to class-mates and generate discussion
· Insightful consequences for ISCM and IB articulated
Submission and Presentation Details
Question solutions must be submitted online before class to lecturer for review (A database on Wattle will be created). Submissions must be word-processed. Use of strict professional expression is expected. Hard copies for all seminar participants are appreciated but not required. Presentations will be video recorded for assessment and feedback.
Estimated Return Date
After seminar presentation and before next lecture posted on Wattle. Estimated two days.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
9am Thursday Week 6
Students will write an essay addressing/debating an issue in GSCM.
Essay Topics revealed in Week 2
Essay style is to be used and should:
· persuade readers of an idea based on evidence
· include relevant examples, supporting evidence and information from academic texts or credible sources.
To demonstrate a higher understanding of issue and concepts in GSCM and an ability to communicate them in a way that integrates into a logically sound essay. An opportunity to reflect on broader issues in the area of global supply chain management and be analytical about consequences.
The essay will help to develop the following types of skills and capabilities: researching, critical thinking, analytical thinking, writing, reflection, and academic referencing.
More than 2,000 and less than 3,000 (not including references)
See Wattle for full criteria and marking guide week 2
· Submissions must be word-processed. Use of strict professional expression is expected.
· Use of tables and figures/charts to illustrate your points is not required but will be appreciated.
· Failure to reference and acknowledge the source will be interpreted as plagiarism, which is a serious offence.
· Use of headings and sub-headings is acceptable.
· Essays must be submitted with the marking criteria sheet (available soon on Wattle)
Estimated Return Date
3 weeks after submission
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 2,4,6,7
Students will write a closed book exam. The format of the exam will be a combination of multiple choice questions and written (short answer) questions relevant to the entire course. Details of the exam will be provided by the lecturer during the course.
To assess your understanding of the course.
TBC in Exam Period
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