ANALYTICS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS

MGT5ASL

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will explore the analytical methods and tools used by practitioners to effectively analyse supply chain data, extract actionable knowledge and make decisions.  You will study the key drivers of logistics and supply chain performance, including demand and supply planning, location analysis and network management.  You will also examine the key elements of inventory planning, logistics management, sourcing and procurement, revenue management and service chain operations and management.  You will learn how to evaluate and select a suitable tool among a variety of methods used for the conception, design, implementation and operation of logistics and supply chains, and apply it in the design and implementation of innovative solutions.  Using authentic case studies, you will develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to identify problems in the supply chain and develop practical solutions to address these problems.  This will provide you with a deep understanding of how using data and analytical tools can help supply chain analysts to create efficient and effective logistics and supply chain operations.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSobhan (Sean) Asian

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites MGT5PSC

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate how advanced analytics and other emerging technologies influence logistics and supply chain operations.

Activities:
Case study discussion, Workshop activities, Research activity.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Extract actionable knowledge and intelligence from the supply chain and logistics data.

Activities:
Case study discussion, Software applications, Group discussion, Group analysis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Evaluate and optimise the performance of supply chain and logistics systems using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics.

Activities:
Case study discussion, Software applications, Research activity, Individual analysis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Assess analytical challenges in supply chain and logistics systems, and select and apply appropriate methods to address the challenges.

Activities:
Case study discussion, Theoretical and practical consideration of contemporary issues in the field.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Develop data analytics tools and decision support systems for supply chain and logistics systems.

Activities:
Case study discussion, Software applications, Individual analysis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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