FOOD QUALITY ASSURANCE AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

AGR2SCM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will gain knowledge of the concepts, principles and relevant emerging technologies of food quality assurance and supply chain management practice in an agricultural industry context. Students will develop practical skills and knowledge in matters such as purchasing and procurement, inventory management, transportation, warehousing, distribution systems and information and financing flows. Students will also explore coordination and management of the supply chain including costs, relationships, contracts, legal obligations, ethics, alliances and partnerships. The role of Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP), Just in Time (JIT) and Total Quality Management (TQM) in supply chain systems and food quality assurance will be investigated. Critical analysis of logistic systems will assist students in developing integrated management plans relevant to the agricultural industry.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBusiness logistics/supply chain management: planning, organizing, and controlling the supply chainRecommendedBallou, R 20045TH EDN, PEARSON PRENTICE HALL, UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ.
ReadingsERP in distributionRecommendedLawrence, F, Jennings, D & Reynolds, B 2005THOMSON SOUTH WESTERN, MASON, OH.
ReadingsFood Security in Australia: Challenges and Prospects for the FutureRecommendedFarmar-Bowers, Q, Higgins, V & Millar, J (eds) 2013SPRINGER, NEW YORK.
ReadingsGlobal food security: facts, issues, and implications. ABARES, viewed 11 June, 2013RecommendedMoir, B & Morris, P 2011HTTP://ADL.BRS.GOV.AU/DATA/WAREHOUSE/PE_ABARES99010538/SEI1_2011GLOBALFOODSECURITYREPORT.PDF
ReadingsInternational logistics and freight forwarding manual: street-smart guide to international trade and transportationRecommendedBurke, R 20043RD EDN, RUSSELL BURKE, MELBOURNE, VIC.
ReadingsKeeping our food chain secure - processors, Viewed 11 June, 2013RecommendedDAFF n.d.tba
ReadingsLogistics & supply chain management: creating value-adding networksRecommendedChristopher, M 20053RD EDN, PRENTICE HALL/FINANCIAL TIMES, HARLOW, ENG.
ReadingsOrganic production and food qualityRecommendedBlair, R 2012AMES, IOWA.
ReadingsPrinciples of supply chain management: a balanced approachRecommendedWisner, J, Leong, G & Tan, K 20092ND EDN, SOUTH WESTERN, MASON, OH.
ReadingsPurchasing and supply chain managementRecommendedLysons, K & Farrington B 20057TH EDN, FINANCIAL TIMES PRENTICE HALL, LONDON.
ReadingsSupply chain management: a logistics perspectiveRecommendedCoyle, J, Langley, C, Gibson, B & Bardi, E 20098TH EDN, SOUTH WESTERN/CENGAGE, MASON, OH.
ReadingsSupply managementRecommendedBurt, D, Petcavage, S & Pinkerton, R 20108TH EDN, MCGRAW-HILL IRWIN, BOSTON, MA.
ReadingsThe Farming Game: agricultural management and marketingRecommendedMalcolm, B, Makeham, J & Wright, V 20052ND EDN, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, PORT MELBOURNE, VIC.
ReadingsTransportationRecommendedCoyle, J, Bardi, E & Novack, R 20066TH EDN, THOMSON SOUTH WESTERN, MASON, OH.
Readingse-DistributionRecommendedLawrence, F, Jennings, D & Reynolds, B 2003CENGAGE SOUTH WESTERN, MASON, OH.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe and explain quality assurance principles and its importance.

Activities:
Lectures and tutorials will be used along with case studies illustrating important quality assurance principles. Group research tasks will be undertaken into the development of these principles and these findings will be presented as a group.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical Awareness

02. Identify, describe and apply the theory and methods of logistics

Activities:
Lectures and tutorials will be used along with case studies illustrating important logistic principles. Group research tasks will be undertaken into the development of these principles and these findings will be presented as a group.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness
Creative Problem-solving

03. Describe and apply the QA and logistics processes to agricultural products

Activities:
Lectures and tutorials will be used along with case studies illustrating the application of logistic and QA principles. Group research tasks will be undertaken into the development of these principles and these findings will be presented as a group.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness
Creative Problem-solving

04. Critically analyse and develop QA and logistic systems

Activities:
Lectures and tutorials will be used along with case studies to critically analyse logistics and QA systems. Research into these systems and group discussions will be used.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Ethical Awareness

05. Research and evaluate quality assurance concepts and theories and apply to an agricultural industry

Activities:
Lectures and tutorials will be used along with case studies illustrating the application of logistic and QA principles to agricultural industries. Research into these concepts and a presentation of group findings will be used.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical Awareness

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Development plan (1500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Integrated case study (1000 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Tutorial Exercises (1000 words)25 01, 02, 03