Explore the operational processes and associated issues of logistics management in a number of supply chain areas, including warehousing, distribution, inventory management and transportation. The course includes a series of guest contributors and industry-based learning activities to provide an opportunity for you to observe and learn about the contributory role of logistics and supply chain management in various industry sectors.

It will enable you to apply your knowledge and skills in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


Course coordinator

Associate Professor Booi Kam - School of Business IT and Logistics

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the range of factors that contribute to effective and efficient supply chain and logistics operations;
  • Analyse key characteristics of logistics best practices and relate them to logistics theories and concepts;
  • Appreciate the roles of information and technology in logistics and supply chain operations;
  • Appreciate and analyse the range and complexity of supply chain relationships, in particular the involvement of outsourced contractors and service providers; and
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills in team-based supply chain operations.


Assessment for this course will occur at various times across the seven-week teaching period. In most cases, assessment should follow a similar structure to the below:

  • A short assessment may occur in the first couple of weeks, driven mostly by peer-assessment or objective feedback as is the case of a survey quiz or contribution to discussion.
  • Assessments that occur mid-study period (approximately week 2 to 5) will have a highly formative purpose, like an extended case study or a scenario role play. These are intended to provide an indication of performance and occur at this time to enable positive changes to future performance.
  • Final assessments are usually summative, and generally draw the course's threshold concepts together. Your previous assessments will have directly prepared you for a summative-style assessment.

Rich, online feedback will be provided to you throughout the teaching period on practical exercises and by individual consultation, ideally within five business days.

Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your RMIT Student Enrolment Advisor on 1300 701 171 for more information based on your particular circumstances.