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MGT2105 Introduction to Supply Chain Operations

Short Description: Intro Supply Chain Operations
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Management and Enterprise
Student contribution band : Band 3
ASCED code : 089901 - Purchasing, Warehousing and Di
Grading basis : Graded


Enrolment is not permitted in MGT2105 if MGT2103 has been previously completed.

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at


The course covers the main aspects of transport which includes different modes and the most effective ways of transporting tangible items. The role of the latest technologies on changing the nature of the products, from physical to digital, with a view to their movement and transport is introduced and discussed. After successful course completion, students will be able to critically examine a given problem in acquiring, moving and storing goods in quite complex supply chain designs situations. They will develop know-how skills and know-why knowledge related to developing feasible solutions. Accordingly, students will be able to justify and select the most appropriate solution and then apply it to the problem at hand. Students will learn how to formulate, solve and interpret both heuristic and algorithmic techniques for planning locations to determine which would outcome yields the lowest total movement costs. Selection and the use of the most suitable transport modes and marketing channels (for example, air, sea, road and pipeline) will also be addressed.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 Online