6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
- First semester 2017 (Evening)
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
Topics include supply chains and logistics; trade offs and total system approach; channel structure, function and design; postponement-speculation; selecting channel members; administrative patterns in channels, the evolution of vertical marketing systems; bases of power; channel leadership; conflict in distribution channels; customer service; pre-post and transaction elements; order cycle factors; product availability; costs of service; customer service policy making; service measurement and standards; Parasuraman gap model; performance measurement; direct product profitability; distribution cost analysis; strategic profit model; supply management as an integral part of logistics.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- explain the strategic and operational perspectives of logistics
- describe the elements of the logistics mix and explain the trade offs between these elements
- discuss the mechanisms and issues involved in supply chain integration
- analyse the performance of logistics and the supply chain management in an organisation
- apply the concept of integrated logistics and supply chain management to solve an organisational problem.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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