This is a specialist supply chain and logistics management unit within the Bachelor of Business (Supply Chain and Logistics Management). Students will critically review a variety of supply chain theoretical, analytical and optimisation models, analytics around decision-support tools and solution techniques. The major focus will be on applying these analytical techniques to identify and resolve contemporary logistics related business problems.

Sample examples include supply chain demand planning using SAP-SCM module, vehicle dispatching in transportation, transhipment and shortest path optimisation models, economic order quantity of inventory, and warehouse management systems (WMS) in distribution operations. Students will investigate spreadsheet models for the problems described above and determine solutions by MS EXCEL Solver.

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BMO2181 - Operations Management

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Reconceptualise and synthesise knowledge of analytical and optimisation models, use of decision-support tools and techniques, hands-on working on SAP-SCM planning module for demand estimation and use of MS EXCEL Solver exercises for alternate solution;  
  2. Critically reflect individually on a range of forecasting tools and techniques by using SAP-SCM planning module and realise its potential for demand estimation in a supply network planning; and  
  3. Work collaboratively in a team or/and individually to develop problem-solving capability working through a range of analytical decision-support tools, and reflect on their underlying applications in the business of logistics and supply chain management.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment SAP-SCM Demand management module-Individual assignment 20%
Case Study Small analytical Case Studies- Individual assignment 40%
Assignment Assignments- Group Assignment 40%

Required reading

Operations Management 11th Edition
Heizer and Render (2014),
Pearson Education, New Jersey, USA

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