Overview

This unit teaches students about the variety of available transportation options and their associated advantages and disadvantages, given transportation systems are the key to moving goods through the supply chain whether locally or globally. The planning and management of transportation needs of an organization, within an increasingly complex global environment, where unforeseen events can have major impacts on operations, profitability as well as business relationships will also be explored.

Requisites

Prerequisites
SCM20003 Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Rule

150 credit points

AND

SCM20003 Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Teaching periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
26-May-2024
Last self-enrolment date
10-March-2024
Census date
31-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024
Teaching Period 2
Location
Online
Start and end dates
08-July-2024
06-October-2024
Last self-enrolment date
21-July-2024
Census date
02-August-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
23-August-2024
Results released date
29-October-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Develop and articulate a coherent and cost effective transportation plan for a business operation
  • Articulate the reasoning behind transportation decisions giving a balanced justification for the basis of decisions
  • Describe the business environment in which transportation decisions are made and analyse how changes in the environment require adaptation of transportation plans
  • Work collaboratively in teams

Teaching methods

Kaplan

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Lecture
4.00 4 weeks 16
Online Contact (Phasing out)
Online Learning Activities
2.00 10 weeks 20
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114
TOTAL150

All Applicable Locations and Swinburne Online

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Lecture
2.00 12 weeks 24
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Tutorial
1.00 12 weeks 12
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
12.50 12 weeks 150
TOTAL300

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
Assignment 1Individual 20 - 30% 2,3 
Assignment 2Group 20 - 30% 1,2,3,4 
ExaminationIndividual 40 - 60% 1,2,3 

Content

  • Important issues in domestic and global transportation
  • Transport planning and operations
  • Transport infrastructure and regulations
  • Selection of carriers and third party suppliers
  • Costing associated with transportation
  • Transportation strategies
  • Use of IT in transportation
  • Transportation needs of ports and terminal operators

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.