MGSYS101-19B (HAM)

Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management

15 Points

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School of Management and Marketing

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: f.mostafa@waikato.ac.nz
: helena.wang@waikato.ac.nz
: lori.jervis@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper addresses digital systems and supply chain systems from an integrated perspective. Their increasing influence on management practice and their interconnectedness are examined using case studies and practical examples.

Integrated thinking is in stark contrast to our desire to take things apart and examine them separately. As a result, the study and practice of management is typically structured along functional lines such as procurement, production and sales. In this 'silo' approach, the parts are not integrated into the whole. And yet, thinking about the whole rather than the individual elements often provides better solutions. This paper, therefore, embraces integrated thinking in the context of digital business and supply chain management. Students will not only learn about these two topics, but will also appreciate the broader context of business problems and decision making.
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Paper Structure

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Individual classes include lectures, class discussions, practical exercises, case study analyses, and videos. Questions and discussions with lecturers and tutors are strongly encouraged and continuously initiated in order to help students develop their oral communication skills on Digital Business and Supply Chain Management topics.

All course materials will be available on Moodle and the lectures will be recorded on Panopto. However, class attendance remains critical as assessable tasks are held in class.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Explain the central role of Integrated Thinking, Digital Business and Supply Chain Management within an organisation
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  • Understand and describe the essential concepts, issues and practices in Digital Business and Supply Chain Management
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  • Demonstrate how these concepts and principles apply in practical business situations
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  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, on Digital Business and Supply Chain Management topics
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Assessment

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There will be no comprehensive examination for this paper. To pass this course, an overall grade of 50% is required. Student assessment is based on the following components:
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1
15 Aug 2019
2:00 PM
25
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Test 2
10 Oct 2019
2:00 PM
25
  • In Class: In Lecture
3. Final assignment
22 Oct 2019
4:00 PM
26
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Assessable tasks 1 - 6
24
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There is no textbook for this course. All readings will be supplied via Moodle (mostly case studies and short articles). These readings are essential for students to develop their knowledge of the concepts explored in the paper.

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Online Support

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Moodle will contain copies of the slides used in class and other useful electronic resources. Moodle will also be used for class announcements.

Lectures/workshops will be recorded and made available on Panopto.
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Workload

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It is expected that students will spend on average 10 hours per week for this paper, including class time. Group work, preparation before class and, most importantly, class attendance and active class participation are essential to the successful completion of this paper.
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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restrictions: MSYS111 and MGSYS201

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