- Code BUSI3030
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Management
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Business
- Areas of interest International Business
- Academic career UGRD
- David Leaney
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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Global economic integration and global business competition require firms to design products for international markets, and rationalise their purchasing, production and distribution options accordingly. To facilitate such business activities, logistics is taking an increasing important place in the international strategies that firms pursue. 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. When introducing the operational aspects of international logistics, the course highlights the roles of inventory management, international transportation, international payment, and information systems in a firm's international operation. The later part of the course focuses on the designing of global supply chain to counter risks, enhance efficiency, annd 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.
- class contributions - 5% (5) [LO null]
- case presentation - 20% (20) [LO null]
- team research project - 30% (30) [LO null]
- final exam - 45% (45) [LO null]
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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.
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