2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
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|Value Chain Management|
|Offered||Semester 1 and Semester 2|
|Prerequisites||TPTM5001 or TPTM6155|
|Additional Information||This is the capstone unit for all logistics management programs and should be completed in the last period of study.|
|Lectures||2 x 3 hour lectures every other week. Refer to timetable for further details.|
|Assessment||Group assignments (2) (40%), in-class quizzes (3) (30%), in-class final quiz (30%)|
|Description||Most large organisations consider Asia to becoming the new global manufacturing centre: Australian businesses are increasingly working as components of value chain networks working within this emerging structure. The key focus of this unit is to introduce the concepts of what has been identified as the \"New Economy Business Model\". It explores the concepts using examples and case studies. The changes to facilitate this are not just sales and marketing driven, but encompass design and development, production and distribution in a holistic business model. Products and services now have multiple applications and business organisations are redefining their core capabilities and processes; and many products become services as they move through their life cycles. In traditional business model companies competed with each other; in the new economy business model \"value chain networks\" are competing with each other. At the industry level value chains can be seen as business network structures, or confederations, that are developing from traditional corporations. To emphasise the need to understand how organisations are working in this new business environment assessments use current problems in actual organisations.|