units

MBA9010

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2012
Coordinator(s)Dr Dayna Simpson

Synopsis

In business an understanding of how collaboration between various organisations underpins the coordination and delivery of the activities to produce greater responsiveness (efficiencies) in supply chains. The focus of this unit will be on understanding the processes involved in developing collaborative partnerships (locally and globally), coordinating activities and managing supply chain issues. In this respect, acquiring knowledge of design, operations, quality and logistical activities within and across the organisation is essential for managers.

Outcomes

The learning objectives associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of activities, interrelationships and value in highly responsive (efficient) and flexible supply chains
  2. demonstrate a knowledge and comprehension of the benefits and obstacles of information sharing, product/service design, forecasting, inventory, procurement, outsourcing, quality, and internationalisation in the operation of highly responsive (efficient) and flexible supply chains
  3. to critically evaluate the key theories, concepts, tools and techniques in the fields of supply chain management and operations
  4. develop an ability to critically apply these theories, concepts, tools and techniques in an appropriate business context
  5. further enhance communication, inter-personal, problem solving and critical thinking capabilities.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Dayna Simpson

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

Students must be enrolled in the MBA program to undertake this unit

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses to undertake this unit: 3183, 3184, 3185, 3189, 3190, 3191, 3195, 3196, 3197, 3198, 3837, 3839, 3849 or 0028

Prohibitions

MKX9610, MGX9890