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QBUS3320: Supply Chain Management

The supply chain is the network of companies or organisational components that together deliver a product or service to the final customer. The objective of supply chain management is to effectively coordinate the flows of materials, information and capital in supply chains. This unit will introduce the important concepts and tools used in Supply Chain management. The topics covered may include: Inventory management and risk pooling; supply chain dynamics; network planning; supply chain integration; and global logistics. In addition, the unit will discuss the design of contracts within the supply chain to achieve good outcomes.

Code QBUS3320
Academic unit Business Analytics
Credit points 6
ECMT2640 or QBUS2330 or QBUS2350 or QBUS3340 or QBUS3350

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

  • LO1. explain various contemporary concepts and best practices in supply chain management, including responsive and efficient supply chain strategies, the bullwhip effect, key performance indicators, and sustainable supply chain management
  • LO2. prescribe counter-measures to mitigate the bullwhip effect, identify major supply chain risks, and align supply chain strategies with product characteristics
  • LO3. develop quantitative models to coordinate product flow, financial flow, and information flow in supply chains.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.