Supply Chain Analytics

Unit code: BMO3419 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
India Online
BMO2181 - Operations Management
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


Start your logistics career with the Supply Chain Analytics unit.

Discover the quantitative methods, tools and techniques to analyse information and patterns of data. You'll gain insights into relevant patterns, knowledge, and supply chain intelligence.

You will learn the theoretical, analytical and optimisation models related to decision-support tools and solution techniques. You’ll then use these to identify and resolve contemporary logistics-related business problems including:

  • supply chain demand planning using industry software SAP-forecasting function
  • vehicle routing and dispatching in transportation
  • transhipment and shortest path optimisation models
  • economic order quantity of inventory
  • statistical quality control.

In this unit, you will also learn advanced spreadsheet functionality using MS Excel, plus the concepts of industry 4.0, supply chain 4.0, and big data analytics.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Conceptualise and synthesise knowledge of supply chain analytics, and analytical and optimisation models with the use of decision-support tools and techniques;
  2. Exhibit proficiency in the use of the ERP-based demand management module and the use of spreadsheet exercises;
  3. Collaborate to develop problem-solving skills using analytical decision-support tools, and to reflect on their underlying applications in the business of logistics and supply chain management; and,
  4. Conceptually map and synthesise information from various sources to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge in the field of supply chain analytics.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 10%
Practical ERP-based 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 supply chain 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 compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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