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MGMT8028 – Managing Supply Chains

2021 – Session 2, Special circumstances

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Some classes/teaching activities cannot be moved online and must be taught on campus. You should already know if you are in one of these classes/teaching activities and your unit convenor will provide you with more information via iLearn. If you want to confirm, see the list of units with mandatory on-campus classes/teaching activities.

Visit the MQ COVID-19 information page for more detail.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convenor
Dr Peter Shi
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
(80cp including MGNT604 or BUSA6004 or MGNT605) or admission to MEngMgt
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit explores the concepts of sustainable value creation from a variety of perspectives. Supply chains across functional and organisational boundaries and the contribution of logistics to strategy implementation will be examined. Additionally, students will be given the tools to analyse and assess the degree to which costs and benefits are balanced to determine the sustainability of value creation.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Analyse and explain the fundamental concepts and principles of supply chain management.
  • ULO2: Apply a range of quantitative techniques for effective supply chain performance analysis.
  • ULO3: Appraise the impact of e-commerce and other emerging initiatives in the field of supply chain management, both as an individual and as a part of a group.

General Assessment Information

Late Assessment Policy:

Late assessment submissions must be submitted through the appropriate submission link in iLearn. No extensions will be granted unless an application for Special Consideration is made and approved. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late. Late submissions will not be accepted after solutions have been discussed and/or made available.

Note: applications for Special Consideration Policy must be made within 5 (five) business days of the due date and time.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Weekly readings and class discussion. 10% No Weeks 3 to 6
Mid-session test 50% No Week 7
Group report and individual presentation 40% No Weeks 8-13

Weekly readings and class discussion.

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: Weeks 3 to 6
Weighting: 10%

 

Participation in the unit will be monitored throughout the session and is worth 10%. Marks will be allocated to class preparation, discussions, and group presentation Q&A participation.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Analyse and explain the fundamental concepts and principles of supply chain management.
  • Apply a range of quantitative techniques for effective supply chain performance analysis.

Mid-session test

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 25 hours
Due: Week 7
Weighting: 50%

 

This assessment is worth 50% in total. It is a two-hour mid-session test..

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Analyse and explain the fundamental concepts and principles of supply chain management.
  • Apply a range of quantitative techniques for effective supply chain performance analysis.

Group report and individual presentation

Assessment Type 1: Report
Indicative Time on Task 2: 30 hours
Due: Weeks 8-13
Weighting: 40%

 

This assessment has two components worth 40% in total. One component is a 5,000 word group report worth 20%. The other component is an individual presentation delivered as part of a group, and is worth 20%. Each group member will deliver a 5 minute presentation.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Analyse and explain the fundamental concepts and principles of supply chain management.
  • Apply a range of quantitative techniques for effective supply chain performance analysis.
  • Appraise the impact of e-commerce and other emerging initiatives in the field of supply chain management, both as an individual and as a part of a group.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Required Text

Mangan, J., Lalwani, C.L., & Calatayud, A. (2021). Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 4th Edition. Wiley. ISBN: 9781119702993

Unit Web Page

The web page for this unit can be found at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/

Technology Used and Required

Students are required to have access to a personal computer and familiarise themselves with iLearn (https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/).

iLearn will be used to post lecture slides, assessment details, student grades and as a means of communication between staff members and students.

Delivery Format and Other Details

The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/

Recommended readings

Recommended readings are provided via the links on the iLearn Unit page

Inherent Requirements

None

Unit Schedule

Please see iLearn.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

To find other policies relating to Teaching and Learning, visit Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au) and use the search tool.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.