Courses & Units

Supply Chain Management JNB624


Supply Chain Management has been identified by the business community as a key discipline which can generate significant cost savings, improve customer value and be used effectively to gain a sustainable competitive advantage.
To a casual observer, supply chain management would appear to be just another name for logistics management. There is, undeniably, a strong relationship but the concept of supply chain management goes far beyond the content of logistics management. Supply chain management deals with the management of a set of activities designed to enhance value for the firm’s customers by integrating business processes across departmental and inter-organisational boundaries, from the raw material stage to the consumption stage. In fact it is often said that supply chain management is about the management of relationships. During the course of your studies you will find this theme reappearing time and again.
Supply chain management is about managing the firm’s logistics and other functions in order to achieve cross-functional and cross-organisational synergies with an objective of attaining competitive superiority. This clearly represents a great challenge as well as a tremendous opportunity for most firms in the competitive business environment of today.
You will notice that supply chain management focuses on activities which can be classified as logistics activities, such as inventory and distribution management. These are definitely important activities in the firm’s value chain, but in supply chain management these activities are managed in an integrated way, with integration at times taking place across organisational boundaries.
Supply chain management develops value chain knowledge by linking with concepts of strategic management, information technology, marketing, transportation systems management and international trade. You will see that supply chain management is a broad and all-encompassing unit which aims to reorient all business processes with the corporate goal of creating value for the customer. Successful completion of this unit will make you better prepared for the real business world irrespective of the kind of business you are likely to step in.
For this unit, you can apply your understanding of the broad-based maritime and logistics sector which you have gained from other units, such as Business Logistics and Strategic Management. The skills and knowledge of the units that you have learnt so far will certainly assist you in successfully completing this unit.


Unit name Supply Chain Management
Unit code JNB624
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management
Coordinator Doctor Vera Zhang
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse the interdependencies and their dynamic network effects in a supply chain.
  • Apply appropriate strategies, techniques and tools to enable efficient and effective supply chain management.
  • Explain the strategic role of supply chain decisions on both the success of an organisation and enhanced customer fulfilment.
  • Discuss critical links between supply chain integration and collaboration in business management.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
089901 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $2,638.00

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