2014 Unit of Study

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Global Value Chain Networks
UoS Code ITLS6090
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
Prerequisites ITLS500 or TPTM5001
Corequisites ITLS6002 and ITLS6003 and ITLS6004
Prohibitions TPTM6170
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information This is the capstone unit for the Master of Logistics Management and should be completed in the last period of study.
Lectures 6 x 3 hr progress report meetings with Coordinator (or similar).
Assessment Preliminary project report (Group) (20%), class presentation (Group) (20%), and final project report (Individual) (60%).
Description This capstone unit consolidates and integrates the knowledge and skills that students have gained in the Master of Logistics Management program. Taken in the last semester of study, the unit provides students with the opportunity to explore real world and/or scenario-based logistics and supply chain management problems and to reinforce competencies in the area of their interest and expertise. The projects are chosen by students based on their experience and professional needs in one or more of the following areas: design and planning of global value chain, supply chain risk analysis and mitigation strategies, sustainable logistics and supply chains, performance measurement and management, warehouse and inventory management, production planning and control, strategic procurement, and value chain challenges facing Australian businesses. Students manage the project investigation and carry it to completion within a specified time period and to a professional standard. Through the project students identify the problems and existing bottlenecks, explore the potential solutions to these problems, critically analyse the situation, document their progress, communicate findings with their mentor and other students, reflect on their learning, and prepare a formal project report describing the work performed as well as the resulting conclusions and recommendations.
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