OPM500 - Business Logistics - Supply Chain Management

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Subject Title
Business Logistics - Supply Chain Management

Subject Description
This subject is an introduction to the study of Supply Chain Management which encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing, procurement, conversion, and logistics management activities. It spans all movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption.

Logistics refers to the procurement, transportation, production planning, inventory management, materials handling, warehousing and distribution functions associated with the movement, production and storage of goods. The logistics area encompasses a number of rapidly changing functional areas. The application of communication and information technologies has altered the basic goals with respect to the movement of goods. The emphasis has switched from the efficient transportation of goods to the planning of the entire goods handling cycle, so that the least handling, storage and movement occurs. Today's business firms recognize the important role that logistics play in determining profitability and survival.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the role of logistics within organizations.
  2. Discuss the development, evolution and objectives of effective supply chain management.
  3. Understand the relationship between supply chain management and logistics and other functional areas in a company, including production, marketing and finance.
  4. Understand the basic elements of customer service that are important to logistics managers.
  5. Discuss the strategic role warehousing plays in the logistics system.
  6. Explain the effect of material handling and packaging on logistics.
  7. Discuss the economic and service characteristics of the basic modes of transportation.
  8. Determine the most appropriate price determination strategy for alternative transportation modes.
  9. Discuss currently used and innovative supply chain and logistics information technologies.
  10. Discuss the current trends in the development of supply chain management.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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