Supply chain management is vitally important for retailers and has been noted as the source of success for many retailers, and as an inhibitor of success for e-tailers as they struggle with delivery reliability. In this course you will examine how retailers understand their customers' preferences and respond with appropriate products through effective supply chain management.
|Online||2hrs||Not applicable||Not Yet Determined|
700 Level (Specialised)
|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||Introduce and apply basic contemporary concepts and principles of retail logistics and supply chain management.||
|2||Identify and critically evaluate pertinent issues in the context of retail supply chains.||
Creative and critical thinker
|3||Develop strategies and solutions to improve retail supply chain performance.||
Creative and critical thinker
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Enrolled in any PGRD Program
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Students are expected to actively participate in workshop discussions. They will receive and can seek formative feedback from the lecturer at the end of lecture/through online feedback sessions, e.g. through Q&A time, case discussions, and discussion of concepts learned in the context of their own work experience. A formative assessment task is scheduled for week 5, which provides additional opportunity to synthesise learning progress and identify areas for improvement.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
Report (diagram plus 1,000 words)
|Week 5||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
15 minutes in class oral presentation and delivery of presentation materials in file format (e.g. MS PowerPoint)
|Week 9||In Class|
|Week 13||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Retail supply chain map|
The goal of this task is to assess that you have acquired an understanding of basic retail supply chain and procurement management concepts.
This is an individual paper. Your task is to deliver a report, including a diagram of a retail supply chain and a 1000-word discussion. The document should cover: Introduction of a self-selected supply chain network. Illustration and description of a retail supply chain, including product, process, information and financial flows. Identification of 3 opportunities and/or issues in the chosen supply chain and application of 3 corresponding concepts/theories.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Case presentation|
The goal of this task is to assess your ability as a group and individually to analyse a selected retail supply chain's issues and opportunities (case will be provided on Blackboard), prepare a presentation document and present the results in class (online students deliver a voice and/or video recorded presentation). The goal is to apply and evaluate core principles/concepts and techniques used in retail supply chain management and procurement in a case context.
This is a group task. A retail supply chain management case will be made available at the beginning of the course. Your task is to:Identify, describe and analyse issues and/or opportunities relating to the case.Deliver a 15-20 minute in-class presentation of your findings.Deliver a case analysis document (e.g. 15-20 page presentation document, or equivalent; online students deliver a voice and/or video recorded presentation).
|All - Assessment Task 3:Case Report|
Building on Task 2, the goal of this individual task is to demonstrate an advanced and more comprehensive analysis and understanding of retail supply chain management issues.
The format of this individual assessment task is to: Review the case and previous analysis outcomes. Provide new insights into the case analysis by addressing case questions (provided via Blackboard) Prepare and submit a case analysis report (3000 words) via Blackboard/SafeAssign.
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.
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