MGF5961 - Supply chain management - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Xin Ma


Dr Xin Ma

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (Evening)
  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


This unit integrates different concepts related to supply chain management. By combining theory and case studies, this unit provides students with frameworks that allow companies to manage different supply chain functions (e.g., procurement, transport, distribution, inventory management), balance different stakeholders' expectations and run the business to improve profit potential.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain the strategic and operational perspectives of logistics
  2. describe the elements of the logistics mix and explain the trade offs between these elements
  3. discuss the mechanisms and issues involved in supply chain integration
  4. analyse the performance of logistics and the supply chain management in an organisation
  5. apply the concept of integrated logistics and supply chain management to solve an organisational problem.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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