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ITLS5050: Introductory Supply Chain Analysis

2024 unit information

The amount of data generated within organisations is growing rapidly and the ability of supply chains to harness emerging opportunities and respond to issues of sustainability and resilience relies on the ability of managers to make effective decisions based on the information provided by careful analysis of data. Through this unit students develop a strong understanding of the basic techniques underpinning quantitative analysis for logistics and supply chain management and develop highly marketable skills in spreadsheet modelling and the communication and presentation of data to support management decision making. This unit emphasises the practical aspects of quantitative analysis and students are guided through the basic theories used in decision making. This unit emphasises how the theories are applied in practice, drawing on real world experience in quantitative analysis for logistics and supply chain management. The unit covers demand forecasting, spreadsheet modelling, optimisation of production and distribution using linear programming, simulation and quantitative performance management. The unit also introduces basic statistics and linear regression techniques.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Transport and Logistics Studies

Code ITLS5050
Academic unit Transport and Logistics Studies
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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ITLS5020 or ITLS5000 or TPTM5001
Prohibitions:
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TPTM6495 or ITLS5200 or ITLS6203 or MMGT6012
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Select the appropriate model to use in unfamiliar contexts and implement the core set of quantitative logistics and supply chain management models in an efficient manner
  • LO2. Clean, chart and present data and the outputs of quantitative logistics and supply chain analysis and interpret and discuss outputs, identifying limitations and creating recommendations
  • LO3. Explain analytic logistics and supply chain methods in your own words and how the techniques are implemented in practice and contribute to better management decision making
  • LO4. Recognize and address issues relating to the ethics and limitations of quantitative logistics and supply chain analysis

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2024
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2021
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal evening Remote
Semester 2 2021
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal evening Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal evening Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal evening Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal evening Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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