Explore the key theories and practices in design and management of logistics systems. This course covers specific areas of distribution, warehousing and transportation, forecasting, inventory control, process management (including lean six-sigma), logistics/supply chain integration and logistics/supply chain performance indicators. The application of analytical techniques and mathematical models will be discussed and explored.

Case studies will be used to demonstrate the nature of decision-making problems managers and practitioners face in logistics and supply chain management in contemporary business environments. Upon completion, you will be prepared for logistics management positions in manufacturing, warehousing, transportation and distribution firm.


Course coordinator

Dr Siddhi Pittayachawan, Senior Lecturer - School of Business IT and Logistics

Learning outcomes

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

  • Analyse and apply the theories and practices of logistics systems in logistics management;
  • Develop supply chain and logistics systems to improve the management of logistics and supply chain management;
  • Use mathematical models to solve problems in logistics in contemporary business environment; and
  • Communicate effectively to a range of audiences in both written and oral forms and work effectively with others in a team.


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.