Supply Chain Analytics

Unit code: BMO3419 | Study level: Undergraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
Online Real Time
BMO2181 - Operations Management
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


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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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse and synthesise knowledge of analytical and optimisation models with the use of decision-support tools and techniques;
  2. Critically reflect individually on a range of forecasting tools and techniques and realise its potential for demand estimation in a supply network planning; and,
  3. Work individually and/or collaboratively in a team or/and individually to develop problem-solving capability working through a range of skills, and to reflect on their underlying applications in the business of logistics and supply chain management.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 10%
SAP-SCM Demand management module
Assessment type: Case Study
Grade: 15%
Analytical short case study - presentations (group)
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 35%
Scenario based analytical literature review and report (group)
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 40%
Final test on SC analytics

Required reading

Operations Management : sustainability and supply chain management
Heizer, J., Render, B., Munson, C., (2020)| Pearson Education, New Jersey, USA

As part of a course

This unit is not a compulsorily taken as part of any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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