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.

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

30 Jul 21


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.