• 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
  • Course convener
    • David Leaney
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. define, explain and illustrate the key operational issues involved in international logistics;
  2. explain and illustrate the significance of logistics and supply chain management in international business;
  3. explain and illustrate the composition of global supply chain;
  4. apply this knowledge of managing logistics in international trade operations in analysis, discussion and argument;
  5. analyse the supply chain strategies of firms;
  6. examine the levels of risk, efficiency, and sustainability of a supply chain; and,
  7. communicate effectively in oral and written forms about international supply chain management using appropriate concepts, logic and rhetorical conventions.

Other Information

Indicative Assessment

  1. class contributions - 5% (5) [LO null]
  2. case presentation - 20% (20) [LO null]
  3. team research project - 30% (30) [LO null]
  4. final exam - 45% (45) [LO null]

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Workload

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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed at least 48 units of university courses.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4140
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4063 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

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