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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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Supply Chain Planning Systems
UoS Code ITLS6002
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1
Prerequisites None
Corequisites ITLS5200 or TPTM6495
Prohibitions TPTM6190
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 6 x 3 hr lectures, 6 x 3 hr computer laboratory. Refer to timetable for full details.
Assessment Assignments (60%) and exams (40%)
Description This unit provides a detailed coverage of various analytical tools, techniques and software which are used both strategically and operationally in a wide range of logistics and supply chain contexts. Emphasis in the unit is on which tools to use and when to use them in order to improve overall performance and reduce costs in operating within supply chains. All techniques are implemented practically, and in addition, students are exposed to the SAP enterprise resource planning tool. Topics covered include inventory control, the optimisation of transportation flows, facility location, project management, and the role of ERP and other software in solving these problems. The unit is taught in lecture and laboratory formats.