International Supply Chain Structure

Unit code: BEO5305 | Study level: Postgraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
City Flinders
VU Sydney
N/A
Overview
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Overview

This unit explores the  practices and problems of global logistics in international supply chain ecosystems, including its role in achieving a competitive edge for firms in international business and an understanding of logistics perspectives in different countries and industries. It will encompass topics such as supply chain strategy; the impact of trade pacts in defining global logistics; customer services; multinational organisations and supply chain; global logistics and physical distribution; role of third party logistics in international business; international distribution practices across companies; logistics performance index (LPI) measures; influence of global logistics on corporate profit; and planning, control and audit of global logistics in international decision environment.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate and analyse the complexity of global supply chains and their processes in an increasingly dynamic business context;
  2. Argue and critically analyse the importance of the customer service functions to the logistics effort of the firm;
  3. Critically analyse areas where the performance of distribution logistics can be improved and make appropriate recommendations; and
  4. Collaborate with other team members in preparing a group project report and delivering a professional class presentation based around a selected case study for specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Report
|
Grade: 20%
Literature Review
Assessment type: Project
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Grade: 50%
Major group project (35%) and presentation (15%)
Assessment type: Test
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Grade: 30%
Final In-class test

Required reading

Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, eBook
Mangan,J. and Lalwani,C., 2016| Wiley

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