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AGB320 Supply Chain Management (8)


This subject provides an introduction to supply chain concepts and their application to business linkages in an agribusiness supply chain system. It examines the reasons for the growing interest in supply chain management and introduces the principles of market governance. It also provides an introduction to the two main elements of supply chain management: supply chain operations and supply chain relationships.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Cannot be taken by students who have passed AGB513
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- describe and exemplify the principles and concepts of supply chains in agribusiness;
- explain how the major trends in the agrifood sector such as globalisation, WTO policies, food safety & health issues affect supply chain management.
- use economic theory and, other theories underlying relationships between businesses along a supply chain, especially transaction cost economics and institutional analysis;
- describe and analyse different types of supply chains using the price-authority-trust paradigm, and explain how different supply chains have been formed.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- an introduction to the concept of supply chains illustrated by some exemplar case studies of integrated and non-integrated agribusiness supply systems; - an overview of the mega-trends in the agrifood sector such as globalisation, WTO policies, food safety & health issues that are pertinent to the Australian and international agribusiness environment; - an introduction to supply chain economics encompassing transaction cost economics, and the study of institutions in supply systems; - an in-depth treatment of the price-authority?trust paradigm - application of techniques for description and analysis of agribusiness supply chains.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.