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MKX5611 - Advanced supply chain management

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Margaret Matanda


Peninsula First semester 2008 (Off-campus)


This unit is designed to expose students to contemporary thought and practice in logistics and supply chain management. The unit will elaborate on the extension of logistics management across organisational boundaries. How organisations are using logistics and supply chain management as a competitive tool will also be covered. Students will be able to gain appreciation through the critical study of contemporary research publications in the area. The practice of leading edge organisations will also be studied. Students will have the opportunity to apply new concepts in case studies and in their own organisations through assignment work.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • explain in detail the elements of integrated supply chain management
  • critically evaluate contemporary literature in the field of logistics and supply chain management
  • apply contemporary logistics and supply chain management concepts to an organisation
  • formulate logistics and supply chain strategies.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Contact hours

3 Hours class contact or equivalent per week.



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