Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

SCM20003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent


Contact hours

  • One teaching period

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23


Completion of a minimum of 50 Credit Points from a Bachelors degree



Aims and objectives

 pre 2020 unit code BUS20008
This unit aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge, and skills to enable them to analyse the theories of logistics and supply chain management and to apply these theories in solving typical logistics and supply chain issues. This unit focuses on the application of logistics and supply chain thinking in today’s global market. An ancillary aim of this unit is to equip students with appropriate competencies that enable them to innovatively apply supply chain knowledge for the purpose of improving company profits, alleviating human suffering, and sustaining the planet. In this unit students explore various facets of the supply chain process, and consider how effective supply chain management positively impacts organisations, both financially and operationally.
After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:
1. Articulate and defend supply chain decisions in a given business context.
2. Analyse how supply chain decisions influence the business process in a range of complex situations.
3. Research and make judgements about issues that influence supply chain decisions in given environments.
4. Work collaboratively in diverse teams to solve complex problems.