BUSADMIN 766 : Supply Chain Management

Business and Economics

2020 Quarter One (1202) (15 POINTS)

Course Prescription

Creating value through effective and efficient operating and information systems in both product and service-based firms. Emphasises process inter-relationships and infrastructural requirements.

Course Overview

Supply Chain Management deals with the processes through which supply chains create and distribute goods and services using resources and inputs such as labour, materials, equipment, capital, information, and technology. These processes must be designed and maintained to meet a variety of performance objectives in the presence of variability and conflicting incentives of different supply chain members.

This course supplies students with fundamental knowledge of supply chain management. Further, it enables students to solve common supply chain management problems. However, the ultimate goal of the course is to inspire students to learn more about supply chain management and the evolving challenges it faces.

Course Requirements

Prerequisite: BUSADMIN 763 Restriction: BUSADMIN 776

Capabilities Developed in this Course

Capability 1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice
Capability 2: Critical Thinking
Capability 3: Solution Seeking
Capability 6: Social and Environmental Responsibilities

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Formulate supply chain management strategy (Capability 1 and 2)
  2. Apply appropriate methods to match supply and demand in supply chains (Capability 1 and 3)
  3. Choose appropriate actions to coordinate a supply chain (Capability 1 and 3)
  4. Develop inventory management policies supporting the supply chain management strategy (Capability 1 and 3)
  5. Identify steps to design lean and sustainable supply chains (Capability 1 and 6)


Assessment Type Percentage Classification
Assignments 15% Individual Coursework
Test 20% Individual Test
Assignments 15% Group Coursework
Practical 10% Group Coursework
Final Exam 40% Individual Examination
Assessment Type Learning Outcome Addressed
1 2 3 4 5
Final Exam

Workload Expectations

This course is a standard 15 point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in.

For this course, you can expect 3 hours of lectures, 4 hours of reading and thinking about the content and 3 hours of work on assignments and/or test preparation.

Learning Resources

The following textbook is optional:
Cachon, G., and Terwiesch, C. (2019) Matching Supply with Demand: An Introduction to Operations Management (4e). McGraw-Hill Education: New York (ISBN 978-1-260-08461-0).

The full text of all required readings is available through Canvas.

Digital Resources

Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).

Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.

Academic Integrity

The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against online source material using computerised detection mechanisms.

Inclusive Learning

All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.

Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website at http://disability.auckland.ac.nz

Special Circumstances

If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.

If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page: https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/academic-information/exams-and-final-results/during-exams/aegrotat-and-compassionate-consideration.html.

This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.

Student Feedback

At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.

Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.

Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.

Student Charter and Responsibilities

The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter (https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/forms-policies-and-guidelines/student-policies-and-guidelines/student-charter.html).


Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.

In this course you may be asked to submit your coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. The final decision on the completion mode for a test or examination, and remote invigilation arrangements where applicable, will be advised to students at least 10 days prior to the scheduled date of the assessment, or in the case of an examination when the examination timetable is published.

Published on 18/12/2019 01:26 p.m.