BUSM 7011 Business Operations and Logistics

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200838

Coordinator Henry Lau Opens in new window

Description This unit introduces students to operations and logistics management theory and practice. Operations and logistics management is an important element of business strategy and it is integral to both service and manufacturing industries. Students will develop an appreciation of the latest trends in business operations and logistics management and the applications currently adopted in organisations and industries. They will also learn to apply quantitative techniques for formulating/analysing problems and providing recommended solutions. This unit provides an excellent foundation for further specialisation in logistics and supply chain management but also works well for students in general business operations programs.

School Business

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Equivalent Subjects BUSM 7010 - Business Operations Management

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate Business program, 3693 Master of Engineering, 3749 Master of Science, 3772 Graduate Diploma in Protected Cropping or 3773 Graduate Certificate in Protected Cropping

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Describe the critical role of operations/logistics management plays in business organisations;
  2. Explain the interactions between operations/logistics management and other aspects of a business enterprise with a view of managing competitive priorities and dynamic capabilities for the long term competitiveness;
  3. Evaluate the characteristics of various operations and logistics environments and assess their impact on business;
  4. Identify and apply a variety of latest quantitative/ qualitative techniques to tackle operations/logistics management problems and interpret the results from a business management perspective;
  5. Apply the skills needed to design, develop and improve operations and logistics systems;
  6. Identify and analyse business situations and feel confident making and implementing decisions based on quantitative/qualitative analysis, marketing considerations, behavioural, political factors and financial considerations;
  7. Analyse the key features of global operations and logistics and discuss the relevance, managerial considerations, advantages and limitations in depth.

Subject Content

- introduction to Operations and Logistics processes analysis
- new Product and service design
- inventory management
- Supply chain management
- Forecasting and demand management
- capacity planning, constrain management and scheduling
- quality management, control and improvement
- Logistics Network design and information system management
- A Balance of manufacturing and service management
- Project management
1. Introduction to operations and logistics processes analysis
2. New product and service design
3. Inventory management
4. Supply chain management
5. Forecasting and demand management
6. Capacity planning, constrain management and scheduling
7. Quality management, control and improvement
8. Logistics network design and information system management
9. A balance of manufacturing and service management
10. Project management

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Case study/field project report 2,500 words 30 N Group
Simulation/reflective report 2 reports, 750 words each 30 N Individual
Final examination 2 hours 40 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Krajewski, LJ, Ritzman, LP& Malhotra MK 2019, Operations management: processes and supply chains, Twelfth Edition, 12th edn/global edn, Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

Teaching Periods

2022 Quarter 1

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Evening

Subject Contact Hilal Hurriyet Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Quarter 3

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Evening

Subject Contact Henry Lau Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Uoe - Ho Chi Minh City

Day

Subject Contact Henry Lau Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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