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AGB520 Supply Chain Management (8)


This subject examines a number of contemporary supply chain management concepts and their application to business linkages along agri-food and fibre value chains from farm to retail.
It examines and explores the reasons for the growing interest in supply chain management and how ‘market failure’ interventions are conceived, planned and delivered.
It also examines the complexity of two main elements of supply chain management and the applicability of alternate operational and relationship development and management strategies.

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Subject information

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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to accurately describe and exemplify the principles and concepts of supply chains in agribusiness;
  • be able to demonstrate and explain how the major trends in the agrifood sector such as globalisation, WTO policies, food safety & health issues affect supply chain management.
  • be able to use, demonstrate and show integrated engagement within economic theory and, other theories underlying relationships between businesses along a supply chain, especially transaction cost economics and institutional analysis;
  • be able to accurately describe and critically 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:
  • concepts 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;
  • 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.