This course involves on-campus teaching. For students not on campus, there will be a remote option in Sem 1. See Class Summary or Wattle for details.
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.
- Typical assessments may include, but is not restricted to: in-class exercises, written and oral assignments, quizzes, examinations, group project tasks, oral presentation, and other assessment deemed appropriate to show attainment of the learning outcomes set for the course. Further details will be made available via the Class Summary. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
- Oral assessment task. Further details, including % value, will be made available via the Class Summary. (0) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
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Students taking this course are expected to commit 130 hours to completing the work. For semester length offerings this will typically include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (excluding non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assessment work.
This course has no inherent requirements.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2485||17 Feb 2025||24 Feb 2025||31 Mar 2025||23 May 2025||In Person||N/A|