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ITLS6010: Logistics and Supply Chain Management Systems

Modern supply chain tools such as the internet of things and sensors linked with Enterprise Resource Planning and Warehouse Management Systems are strengthening Information Technology systems as the backbone of supply chains. This is facilitating communication between systems and organisations throughout the length of the supply chain. However, many companies are struggling to manage the large and growing flow of data which is needed to generate meaningful insights. This requires enterprises to develop consistent data standards that allow integration of systems within and between organisations. A unified treatment of supply chain systems helps achieve sustainable profitability for both enterprises and the entire supply chain. It also facilitates compliance and drives strategy for Corporate Social Responsibility, environmental sustainability and resilient supply chains. The improved supply chain visibility enables the optimisation of all functions simultaneously, including sourcing, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, retail and reverse logistics, and allows the tracking of key performance indicators in supply chain operations. This unit develops highly marketable skills in managing and analysing data to generate meaningful key performance indicators and insights for nimble and agile decision making. Students gain experience with enterprise resource planning systems and tools needed for system integration.

Code ITLS6010
Academic unit Transport and Logistics Studies
Credit points 6
(ITLS5020 or ITLS5000 or TPTM5001) and (ITLS5050 or ITLS5200 or TPTM6495) and (ITLS6201 or ITLS6101) and (ITLS6202 or ITLS6003)

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

  • LO1. Integrate and synthesise understanding of key system design and application concepts in a variety of logistics and supply chain contexts
  • LO2. Apply a range of research skills to diagnose complex logistics and supply chain management problems.
  • LO3. Integrate disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives to identify creative system based solutions for logistics and supply chain problems
  • LO4. Identify and use appropriate technological tools for the development of effective solutions to LSCM problems.
  • LO5. Use effective communications strategies to reach agreement with others about appropriate systems and standards-based solutions to complex logistics and supply chain management problems
  • LO6. Prepare for working in real business environments by working collaboratively with diverse teams, integrating different cultural perspectives in the development of a presentation for an industry audience