INMT5518 Models for Logistics, Operations and Services

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit introduces the primary models used to optimise the supply chain. It develops students' capacity to define a problem for modelling, specify models and apply appropriate software packages. Topics include transport and transhipment models; warehouse location decisions; inventory optimisation; simulating the supply chain; simple forecasting models; management of quality and timeliness, including service encounters; and database design for operations.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) design and develop a database for operations management and decision making; (2) evaluate computer models for business decisions; (3) apply management science tools to business applications; (4) demonstrate proficiency in specialised management science software; and (5) develop written and oral communication skills.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments and (2) case study. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Peter Goldschmidt
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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