- Class Number 2907
- Term Code 3130
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- David Leaney
- David Leaney
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/02/2021
- Class End Date 28/05/2021
- Census Date 31/03/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
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
The Final Examination will be held during the semester 1 2021 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/ . More information on examination reflecting hybrid mode will be made available on Wattle at least 2 weeks before the examination period.
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: https://anulib.anu.edu.au/collections/reserve-short-loan-collection
Online Textbook - https://library.anu.edu.au/record=b4911351
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: 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: 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 five question solutions, and Group 6 media presentation|
|3||Seminar/Lecture: 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 five question solutions, and Group 7 media presentation|
|4||Seminar/Lecture: 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: 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 five question solutions, and Group 9 media presentation|
|6||Seminar/Lecture: 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 end of Week 6. DUE: Mid-semester essay, 9AM Thursday, Week 6|
|7||Field trip: 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.|
|8||Seminar/Lecture: 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|
|9||Seminar/Lecture: 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: 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 five question solutions, and Group 3 media presentation|
|11||Seminar/Lecture: 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 five question solutions, and Group 4 media presentation|
|12||Seminar/Lecture: 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 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|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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The subject is taught in a seminar format, active participation is expected in all classes and assessments. Seminars may be streamed live through ZOOM, recorded and made available on Echo360 and Wattle.
The Final Examination will be held during the Semester 1 2021 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/. More information on examination reflecting hybrid mode will be made available on Wattle at least 2 weeks before the examination period.
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. Each group will submit a statement that explains each individual's contribution to the group work completed.
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 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 discussion by end of Week 6, 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.
Each group will submit a statement that explains each individual's contribution to the group work completed.
Due Date: Randomly assigned in lecture 1 to the group you will have just formed.
Question Solution Word Limit
Referencing will be required and responses should be limited to 300 words each question - however there is no minimum word limit.
Presentation Time Limit
20 minutes question presentation and up to 10 minute question time
- 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 GSCM 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.
Students who present before end of Week 6 will receive feedback about presentation by end of Week 6.
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 in 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 on Wattle in Week 2)
Estimated Return Date
3 weeks after submission
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 2,4,6,7
Students will write a closed book three-hour 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 by end of Week 10.
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/. More information on examination reflecting hybrid mode will be made available on Wattle at least 2 weeks before the examination period.
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