Offered by RMIT University through Open Universities Australia, Supply Chain Management Strategy is an online unit that will give you a thorough understanding of supply chain management as a holistic logistics management process across the full spectrum of business activities.
From the sourcing of raw materials from suppliers to the delivery of goods and services to the final customers and consumers, this unit provides you with a synthesis of the many critical facets of supply chain management.
You will learn to formulate appropriate strategies to enhance overall efficiency and responsiveness through optimization, and to implement appropriate leadership and organizing abilities in leveraging resources, capabilities, and competencies to develop solutions to supply chain problems.
You must have successfully completed the following units before starting this unit:
Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Transport and Freight Logistics (Previously Transport Management)
Warehousing and Distribution Channels
Procurement Management and Global Sourcing
Areas of study
In this Supply Chain Management Strategy unit, the topics you will study include:
Understanding the supply chain
Supply chain performance: achieving strategic fit and scope
Supply chain drivers and obstacles
Designing distribution networks and applications to e-business
Network design in the supply chain – part A
Network design in a supply chain – part B
Designing global supply chain networks
Demand forecasting in a supply chain
Aggregate planning and sales and operations planning
Inventory in a supply chain
Transportation in the supply chain
Information and coordination in the supply chain
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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Upon completion of this unit, you will have comprehensive overview of supply chain management as a holistic logistics management process across the full spectrum of business activities.
You will have an understanding of theoretical concepts and skills to be applied to organisational supply chain challenges, and be able to produce appropriate principles and approaches in the formulation of supply chain strategy.
This unit will give you the leadership and organisational skills to leverage resources, capabilities and the competencies of your team in order to problem solve and manage expectations.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Supply Chain Management Strategy 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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Want more information about the career benefits of this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
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