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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (On-campus split block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Ms Katia Leonaite


Topics include strategic warehousing decisions; third party logistics; decision analysis techniques for facilities location; warehouse design; design of order picking systems; decision trees and game theory and applications to warehousing; labour management and the introduction of technological change; packaging and unitisation; shipping case design; pallet load stabilisation; containerisation; contingency planning in logistics operations; measuring performance; benchmarking.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • explain the strategic options and controllable variables available to the logistician in managing order fulfilment operations and network design
  • explain the contribution of package design to logistics effectiveness
  • identify fulfilment inefficiencies and suggest appropriate solutions
  • design a warehousing and order picking operation given appropriate data.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Class test: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

David Stewart

Contact hours

3 hours class contact or equivalent per week