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MIS713 - Digital Transformation of Supply Chains


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Craig Parker
Previously:Supply Chain Management and Logistics

For M722 students: Successful completion of MIS701, MIS741, MIS761 and MIS770

For all other students: NIL


For M722 students: NIL

For all other students: One unit from MBA705, MIS715, MIS716, MIS782, MIS784, MMM792, MPM701 or MPM701A

Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour class plus 1 x 1 hour seminar per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

11 x 2 hour class (recordings provided) plus 3 x 1 hour online seminar


The modern economy means that competition today is based on short product life-cycles, increased uncertainties and global pressures. This unit examines how organisations can meet these challenges by adopting world class supply chain management (SCM) business models, developing effective supplier and customer relationships, and measuring their performance with metrics. We also examine eBusiness, business analytics, artificial intelligence and automation solutions for SCM. The unit also covers the implications of the increasing pressure from customers and governments for supply chains to be more environmentally and socially responsible.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:


Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Identify, evaluate and justify the SCM issues of organisations (including existing use of digital transformations) against their strategic objectives 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving


Evaluate SCM solutions (including associated digital transformation where applicable) and justify those which can resolve an organisation’s SCM issues and support its strategic objectives.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving


Critically evaluate and justify SCM issues and solutions of an organisation taking into account their global, national and local economic, social and environmental responsibilities. 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO8: Global citizenship


Seek, interpret and act upon feedback to improve proposed SCM solutions. 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: (Individual) -  2 Parts total 50% -     Part A: Casey Study Report and complex diagrams 2500 words 45% Information not yet available
Assessment 1: (Individual) -  2 Parts total 50%-      Part B: Feedback reflection 500 words 5% Information not yet available
Examination 2 hours 50% Exam period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination

Learning Resource

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