Production, Retail & Reverse Logistics (ITLS6005)


Globalisation of customer and supplier markets, technological innovations, consumer demand volatility and sustainability concerns have led to increasing focus on production, retail and reverse logistics processes. Interactions between retailers and end-customers inform retail strategy and operational decisions such as merchandising, sourcing and customer service. These decisions, in turn, influence manufacturing approaches and reverse logistics planning. Manufacturing logistics decision making processes include sales and operations planning, raw material sourcing, manufacturing planning and control and green manufacturing/re-manufacturing decisions. Government regulations and the potential for achieving competitive advantage within a particular industry sector have served to increase the importance of closed-loop supply chain/reverse logistics planning. This unit highlights the interconnection between these dimensions of supply chain decision-making using illustrative case studies.

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8 x 3.5 hour lectures, 4 x 3.5 hour tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details.


Quizzes (x2) (60%), individual report (20%), group report (20%)


Emmett S and Sood V (2010) Green supply chains: an action manifesto

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TPTM6380, TPTM6210


ITLS5000 or TPTM5001

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