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|
|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|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|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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- 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|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Quiz Assessments (15%)|Analysis of supply/ value chain (40%)|Improving the Supply/ Value chain (45%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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