- Class Number 3260
- Term Code 3030
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- David Leaney
- David Leaney
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 24/02/2020
- Class End Date 05/06/2020
- Census Date 08/05/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 02/03/2020
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.
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 the Royal Australian Mint, with back-up options to CostCo or IKEA Canberra. The field trip will provide students with the opportunity to see international 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. The Final Examination will be held during the semester 1 2020 examination period. Specific details of the exam date will be available closer to the commencement of the examination period at https://exams.anu.edu.au/timetable/
Mangan, J., Lalwani, C., Butcher, T., & Javadpour, R. (2016) 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: https://anulib.anu.edu.au/collections/reserve-short-loan-collection
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
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Seminar/Lecture - Week #1: Introduction to ISCM and Course Structure||Activities/Readings Lecture: Introduction to ISCM 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)|
|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 ISCM issue (read textbook Ch 3,4 plus assigned readings on Wattle.) Group 1 five 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 ISCM issue (read textbook Ch 8, plus assigned readings on Wattle) Group 2 five 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 five 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 4 Re-cap, Question Workshop and Presentation of relevant ISCM issue (read textbook Ch 10,11 plus assigned readings on Wattle) Group 4 five 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 five question solutions, and Group 10 media presentation All group presentations will be assessed by 3 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 five question solutions, and Group 1 media presentation|
|8||Field Trip - Week #8: External site visit to Royal Australian Mint||1. External site visit will be conducted to the Royal Australian Mint, Denison Street, Deakin ACT, where Mint staff will show the group through the logistics, warehouse, and manufacturing 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 five 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 ISCM issue (read textbook Ch 15 plus assigned readings on Wattle) Group 8 five question solutions, and Group 3 Media presentation|
|11||Seminar/Lecture - Week #11: Logistics Performance Measurement and Costs||Activities/Readings: Student group presentations Lecture: Logistics Performance Measurement and Costs Seminar: Week 10 Re-cap, Question Workshop and Presentation of relevant ISCM issue (read textbook Ch 14 plus assigned readings on Wattle) Group 9 five question solutions, and Group 4 media presentation|
|12||Seminar/Lecture - Week #12: Efficiency and Sustainability||Activities/Readings: Student group presentations Lecture: Efficiency and Sustainability Seminar: Week 11 Re-cap, Question Workshop and Presentation of relevant ISCM issue (read textbook Ch 16 plus assigned readings on Wattle Group 10 five question solutions, and Group 5 media presentation|
No tutorials as the classes are in seminar format.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Weekly seminar discussions (5%) and presentation (10%)||15 %||*||*||1,4|
|Summary Presentation||15 %||*||*||2,5,7|
|Mid-semester essay||30 %||01/04/2020||22/04/2020||1,2,3,4|
|End of semester exam||40 %||04/06/2020||02/07/2020||2,4,6,7|
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The Final Examination will be held during the Semester 1 2020 Final Examination period. 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
Weekly seminar discussions (5%) and presentation (10%)
Instructions: It makes a difference to your learning if you can be involved in discussions. To achieve high results in this class you need to:
a) Attend class. It doesn't get you marks but 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 be involved 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. Individuals discussing course content with others is 5% of the mark for this element.
This assessment consists of two related parts: (1) You discussing the other student's group presentations every week during class (5% discussion mark equally weighted over weeks that have presentations) and (2) your group presentation of an issue in one of the weeks (10% presentation mark).
The 5% discussion mark relates to Learning Outcome #1 (LO1) "define, explain, and illustrate the key operational issues involved in international logistics". Marks apply to individual active involvement in class discussions. This includes asking questions and discussion of the group presentations by other groups (not your own group, which is assessed under the presentation component).
The second part of this task (10%) is for the assigned group to present a recent (within the week prior to scheduled presentation day) mention in the media (any channel acceptable) of a international 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 ISCM. Presentations will be video recorded for review 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.
Marking 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 ISCM).
- 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 ISCM and IB articulated
Due Date: On going through out the semester
All students will receive feedback on discussion by end of Week6, as well as presentation if attempted before that time. Marks for discussion and presentation will be awarded separately. The marks for group presentations will be provided within two days of the presentation, and the split of marks between presentation and discussion will be recorded.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 2,5,7
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 and will be released on a weekly rolling basis one week in advance. 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.
Due: According to group presentation schedule decided in Week 1
Time Limit: 20 minutes question presentation and up to 10 minute question time
Form of submission: In class group presentation
Return of Assessment: Two days after submission
Presentations will be video recorded for assessment and feedback.
Students who present before end of Week 6 will receive feedback about presentation by end of Week6.
- Five 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 and time limit (don’t run over time).
- Ability to communicate clearly and explain their solutions to class-mates and generate discussion.
- Insightful consequences for ISCM and IB articulated
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
To demonstrate your progress and reinforce your learning so far in the course and work towards building your knowledge for later assessments.
To demonstrate a higher understanding of issue and concepts in ISCM 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 International 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.
Students will write an essay addressing/debating an issue in ISCM. 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.
Due: 9AM Thursday Week 6
Word Limit: 2,000-3,000 words (not including references)
Form of submission: Turnitin
Return of Assessment: Three weeks after submission
Marking Rubric: Details to be confirmed and posted on Wattle in Week 2.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 2,4,6,7
End of semester exam
Students will write a closed book three-hour exam. The format of the exam will be a combination of multiple choice questions, written (short answer) questions relevant to the entire course, and a compulsory long answer essay-style question. Details of the exam will be provided by the lecturer during the course.
To assess your understanding of the course.
During the in Final Examination Period
The ANU Examinations Office will publish exam information online, which will be available to students via https://exams.anu.edu.au/timetable/
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