INMT5503 Logistics and Supply Chain Management

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit deals with logistic systems and supply chains. An important issue is the place of supply chain management in improving market share, increasing customer satisfaction and generating a competitive edge. Topics include strategic fit and scope; inventory management; logistics technology; warehousing; routing and scheduling; logistics system design; sourcing decisions; pricing and revenue management; and modelling of supply chains.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate proficiency in analysing complex logistics and supply chain management problems and develop practical solutions; (2) demonstrate the ability to apply, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information from multiple sources to make business decisions on logistics and supply chain management; (3) demonstrate the ability to produce clear and concise written and oral communication to analyse and critique trends in the development of logistics and supply chain management; (4) recognise and adjust to the social and cultural contexts in which logistics and supply chain management are applied; and (5) use data and information to develop solutions to logistics and supply chain management problems.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments; (2) participation; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Taufiq Rind
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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