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MMM267 - Business Logistics


2020 unit information

Important Update:

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

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:MMM367
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Sukanto Bhattacharya
Trimester 2: Sukanto Bhattacharya

For students commencing courses M300, M307, D301, D313, D317, D321, D322, D325, D338, D366 or D388 from Trimester 1 2016: MMM132

Incompatible with: MMM367
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, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (recordings provided) including weekly 1 hour scheduled online seminars.


This unit provides students foundation-level skills and knowledge of logistics and operations management; and demonstrates how their application can help business organisations to remain competitive in an increasingly challenging global marketplace.Topics include: value chains and strategic perspectives, sustainable supply chains, demand forecasting and capacity planning, managing inventories, resource management systems, process & quality management and related topics.


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

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate an understanding of the set up and management of an efficient and sustainable supply chain.

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


Identify, evaluate and apply different approaches to supply chain management including the design and delivery of operations within a variety of different organisations using appropriate technology and tools.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy


Explain and critically evaluate the role of supply chain management and its cross-relations with other organisational functions with a view to ensuring ethical and sustainable SCM practices.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking


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) - Written Assessment: Research Report 3000 words 40% Week 8
Examination 2 hours 60% 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.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MMM267 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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