BUSADMIN 766 : Supply Chain Management

Business and Economics

2021 Quarter Three (1216) (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 4: Communication and Engagement
Capability 5: Independence and Integrity
Capability 6: Social and Environmental Responsibilities

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Acquire disciplinary knowledge in supply chain management. (Capability 1, 2 and 6)
  2. Analyse the evolving challenges/supply chain processes to contribute to decision making in certain contexts. (Capability 1, 2 and 3)
  3. Communicate across cultural boundaries in multi-cultural supply chain contexts. (Capability 2, 4.2 and 4.3)
  4. Develop and demonstrate analytical excellence in problem solving. (Capability 1, 2 and 3)
  5. 6. Complete a Project to analyse and provide solutions for identified supply chain issues. (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4.3, 5.1 and 5.2)


Assessment Type Percentage Classification
Laboratories 15% Group Coursework
Laboratories 15% Group Coursework
Project 40% Individual Coursework
Project 30% Individual Coursework
Assessment Type Learning Outcome Addressed
1 2 3 4 5

Workload Expectations

This course is a standard 15 points course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in it.

For this course, you can expect 10 hours of lectures, three labs. On average, per week, you should expected to have 3 hours of reading and thinking about the content and 4 hours of work on assignments.

Delivery Mode

Campus Experience

Attendance is required at scheduled activities including labs and workshops to receive credit for the course.

Lectures will be available as recordings. Other learning activities including labs and workshops will not be available as recordings.

The course is not expected to include live online events. The activities for the course are scheduled as a standard weekly timetable.

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.

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 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.

Learning Continuity

In the event of an unexpected disruption we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and your assessment is fair, and not compromised. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the University Website for information about how to proceed.

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 15/12/2020 11:25 a.m.