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BX2135 - Global Supply Chain Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Global supply chains have a strategic position in the international trade marketplace. The successful management of supply chains, and the close collaboration among upstream and downstream supply chain partners, is crucial to increasing supply chain visibility and velocity while reducing variability. This subject discusses the design, planning, execution, and improvement of supply chains. Using the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model, this subject examines the supply chain management processes to plan, source, make, deliver, return, and enable, and provides an understanding of the concepts, strategies, processes, tools, and technologies to efficiently and effectively managing supply chains.

Learning Outcomes

  • compare and contrast the design and implementation of global supply chains to support a range of corporate strategies and objectives;
  • examine material and inventory management, purchasing, manufacturing, location modelling, retailing and information system linkages from both domestic and international perspectives; for both government and private sector organisations;
  • identify and evaluate the collaborative strategies used among various entities in a supply chain;
  • discuss the methodologies used to overcome supply chain implementation challenges for investment decision-making.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (15%) - Group
  • Written > Case study analysis - (35%) - Group.
Prerequisites: BU1104


JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 05-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combination of lectures, tutorials and lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.