Supply Chain Analysis and Design

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
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About this unit

 

This Supply Chain Analysis and Design unit develops practical, applicable skills that can be used in any industry. You will learn to design and analyse logistics systems using mathematical and statistical models to solve problems and identify solutions.

 

You will acquire advanced skills in spreadsheet and database modelling, become familiar with static and dynamic models of logistics systems and supply chains, and learn how to effectively implement strategic and operational concepts.

Delivered by Open Universities Australia and RMIT University, this online unit will build on your existing business knowledge with key tools and principles of logistics practices.

Eligibility

You are recommended to have completed the following unit, or have equivalent knowledge, before starting this unit:

  • Business Statistics

Areas of study

In this Supply Chain Analysis and Design unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to modelling
  • Linear programming (LP): concepts and model formulation
  • Linear programming: graphical and computer solutions
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Network model 1: transportation, transhipment, and assignment problems
  • Network model 2: Shortest Path method, maximal flow problem, minimum spanning tree
  • Integer programming
  • Project management
  • Waiting line models
  • Simulation
  • Decision theory
  • Unit review

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management), RMIT University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit offers invaluable knowledge for the development and optimisation of logistics systems and supply chains, with real-world industry applications. As part of a broader program of study, career opportunities include positions ranging from small businesses to international corporations, working in procurement, supply chain, logistics, warehouse management, freight, import/export or transportation.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Supply Chain Analysis and Design from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, 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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