The retail sector has been changing, driven by new technologies, changing patterns of consumer behaviour, and changing business models. Established retail formats are being challenged by pioneering digital-first companies that embrace new ways of reaching the end-consumer. In this context, you will be exploring different retail formats and their operations. This course will help you understand the different modes of retail operations, including bricks and mortar versus online delivery, the role of current and emerging retail technologies, management of key activities within a omni-channel supply chains, procurement across a wide range of products and services, and coordination of supply chain and logistics networks.
|Lecture||2hrs||Not applicable||Not Yet Determined|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1||1hr||Not applicable||Not Yet Determined|
200 Level (Developing)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Demonstrate an understanding of relevant retail supply chain channel formats.||
|2||Explain different retail supply chain industry drivers.||
|3||Apply supply chain knowledge to retail situations.||
Creative and critical thinker
|4||Analyse retail supply chains||
Creative and critical thinker
Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
Basic supply chain knowledge recommended, but not a pre-requisite.
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
The students are expected to actively involve themselves in the discussions in the tutorial. The tutor will provide formative feedback to the students on a regular basis (every week).
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Refer to Format||In Class|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Activity Participation|
Every week in the tutorial
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Dunne, P.M., Lusch, R.F. and Carver, J.R.||2014||Retailing||8th edition||South-Western Cengage Learning: Mason|
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