INMT5518 Models for Logistics, Operations and Services

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
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.
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.
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
Unit rules
For students enrolled in the Masters of Business Analytics: BUSN5002 Fundamentals of Business Analytics
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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