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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5357

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101646

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Management

Course aim

This course delineates and defines the roles and functions of operations management within the context of supply chain management. All organisations whether in manufacturing or service industries or profit or not for profit business are part of many supply chains in today’s interconnected world and need to apply appropriate concepts of operations management to be effective and efficient.
Students will advance their theoretical knowledge and adopt an integrated approach towards operations in supply chains; investigate the areas of systems analysis and be able to apply learned methods in operations management for a supply chain.

Course content

Operations and supply chain strategy, processes and supply chain design for effective operations and efficiency, capacity and scheduling, demand planning, supply chain planning and management, managing and improving the processes, and six sigma and lean as improvement strategies.

Textbook(s)

Meredith, JR & Shafer, SM 2016, Operations and supply chain management for MBAs, 6th edn, John Wiley & Sons, Hokboken, N.J, USA.

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 30 hours equiv. x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours equiv. x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Critical analysis 2100 words 35% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 15% N/A
Report 3000 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Critical analysis 2100 words 35% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 15% N/A
Report 3000 words 50% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Critical analysis 2100 words 35% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 15% N/A
Report 3000 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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