SCMGT303-23A (HAM)

Supply Chain Management

15 Points

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What this paper is about

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Every company is part of a supply network for producing products and services that satisfy customer needs. As global markets expand and competition increases, being successful increasingly requires organisations to become much more involved with their suppliers to focus on sustainable sourcing of materials and how their own and suppliers’ goods and services are designed, produced, and transported.

SCMGT303 introduces fundamental concepts of supply chain management, emphasising the purchasing and logistics and distribution function, involving the design, planning, execution, and control and monitoring of supply chain activities to create value and build a competitive infrastructure that synchronises supply with demand and measures performance globally.

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How this paper will be taught

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Teaching SCMGT303 in Asynchronous FLEXI mode means some flexible aspects of this paper can be online. However, attending classes in person, if at all possible, is highly recommended to gain the most effective learning and a great campus experience.

‘Asynchronous FLEXI’ info:

Asynchronous means that no elements require students to be online at specified times.

‘FLEXI teaching and learning strategies combine independent online study with in-class engagement to achieve the complete learning experience. Videos, slideshows, and other Moodle resources help prepare students for face-to-face classroom sessions where activities offer insights that help scaffold learning. Please note that you are responsible for completing all of the online materials and tasks before ‘attending’ the classroom sessions to achieve your learning goals.

On Thursdays, the classroom session will summarise the slideshow material and the central issues, perhaps using illustrative cases and classroom exercises. On Fridays, the sessions will generally involve student-group presentations or discussions of substantive cases. Videos of the classroom sessions will be placed on Moodle to help students with a legitimate reason for not attending class in person. Regular group work is an integral part of this paper.

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Given the rapidly changing subject matter, you are encouraged to utilize smartphones and other smart devices to access online sources. However, the pervasiveness of unproven facts makes checking the validity of online sources imperative. Hearsay, thinly disguised marketing, old facts, and sweeping generalisations require that you consider the Accuracy, Authority, Objectivity, Currency, and Coverage of your online sources. Find guidance here.

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Required Readings

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The required textbook for the paper is:

Wisner, J. D., Leong, G. K., and Tan K-C. (2023): Principles of Supply Chain Management – A Balanced Approach (Sixth Edition), SOUTH-WESTERN, CENGAGE Learning.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Describe the basic concepts, objectives, methodologies, and practices involved in supply chain management (SCM)
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  • Describe the interconnected nature of business and the role of managers in managing inter-organisational relationships
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  • Explain the legal and ethical implications of supply chain decisions, including sustainability implications
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  • Apply basic numerical analyses to common supply chain management problems and evaluate the results individually and in a group setting
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  • Synthesise supply chain management information from multiple sources into a reasoned summary
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  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
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How you will be assessed

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Separate documents, available on Moodle, will detail the specific requirements and assessment criteria for each assignment.

Caution: SC News and Perusall Cases have multiple submission dates. Those shown are the dates of the final submission.

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. SC News (Individual assignment)
24 Mar 2023
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Presentation: In Class
2. Test (Individual assignment)
19 May 2023
2:00 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Perusall Cases (Individual assignment)
25 May 2023
11:30 PM
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
4. Case Investigation Report (Group assignment)
26 May 2023
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Engagement (Individual assignment)
4 Jun 2023
11:30 PM
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Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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