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Dairy Supply Chain Management KLA512


This unit runs Monday 11/4/22 to Friday 13/5/22 and Monday 26/9/22 to Friday 28/10/22


In this unit, students gain an understanding of the differences between supply and value chain concepts, and the role of a student’s dairy business in a dairy supply and value chain. Students will learn about the key drivers of the supply and value chain, including production, inventory, location, transportation, and information, and how they can optimise these to a student’s business’ advantage. Students will develop an understanding of the key factors influencing global supply and demand of dairy products, and how this influences domestic milk pricing structures. In this unit, students will gain an understanding of:
1. The differences between ‘value’ and ‘supply’ chain concepts.
2. Milk pricing structures
3. The key drivers of a supply chain
4. Factors influencing the global and domestic milk markets
5. Growing your competitive advantage
This unit fosters learning through practice and its application to a student’s specific business settings. The content of this unit and other units undertaken in this course will support the development of a strategic business plan.


Unit name Dairy Supply Chain Management
Unit code KLA512
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator Doctor Alexander Malherbe
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Half Year Period 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Half Year Period 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Half Year Period 2 14/8/2023 21/8/2023 30/8/2023 15/9/2023
Half Year Period 1 10/4/2023 17/4/2023 26/4/2023 12/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain dairy supply chain concepts and principles as they relate to the dairy industry
  • Analyse the composition and structure of a dairy business supply chain
  • Assess a dairy farm value chain for opportunities to create value for an existing dairy product or business
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,922.00

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AssessmentQuiz Assessments (15%)|Analysis of supply/ value chain (40%)|Improving the Supply/ Value chain (45%)
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