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Be Global - GMBA812

Businesses today, and their supply chains, are facing increasing levels of competition and uncertainty. To maintain competitiveness, firms need to ensure that supply chains meet customer demands on time and at expected quality levels, while minimising costs and maximising responsiveness. This involves important trade-off decisions between cost, quality and flexibility of supply chains. Likewise, overdependence on particular suppliers, cultural differences between the different countries across which global supply chains can stretch, as well as geopolitical risks associated with these countries, can also be of immediate strategic concern. This unit explores questions such as: how business strategy relates to global supply chain design and management; how strategic thinking shapes the key drivers of supply chain design decisions and the management of global supply chain networks; as well as examining the critical success factors and main pitfalls that a leader needs to be mindful of when they are relying on their global supply chains. The importance of sustainability in global supply chain management is also considered.

Credit Points: 2
When Offered:

Term 3 Online - Coursera Term 3

Term 5 Online - Coursera Term 5

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Lan Snell

Admission to GMBA Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Management

Faculty of Business and Economics

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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