The online Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management unit is the perfect start for anyone needing to understand to the underlying principles of supply chain management (SCM); it is ideally suited to those interested in a career in logistics management.
Offered by Open Universities Australia, in partnership with RMIT University, the unit covers the core functions and processes of logistics and SCM, and how they relate to a business’s overall performance, cost-savings and company sales.
Students learn about the elements of integrated business logistics, and how to apply logistics management processes to address supply, demand and value chain management. The unit then guides students through basic elements of SCM like transportation, warehousing, inventory management, customer service, and purchasing.
Anyone can apply.
Areas of study
In this management unit, the topics you will study include:
Overview of the unit: essentials for success
Demand management and order fulfilment
Procurement – sourcing and buying
Production and operations management
Transport and freight logistics
Warehousing and distribution channels
Supply chain technologies
Supply chain relationships
Supply network design
Reverse logistics, green logistics and supply chain sustainability
Supply chain management – current issues and future challenges
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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