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Course Category: Supply Chain Management

The focus of this course is the understanding of the components of Supply Chain Management (SCM), and its role within and across the function in an enterprise. SCM deals with the purchase or manufacturing, storage, and distribution of goods and services, in the right quantity, right condition, at the right time, and in the right place. The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the supply chain management function and associated concepts. The course provides an understanding of the activities involved in this function. This course also provides a basic understanding of the analytical tools and applications used in SCM. The course introduces some challenges in managing global supply chains.
This course examines strategies to identify and evaluate sources for procurement to demonstrate an understanding of internal and external supply chain processes and management. Factors that can have implications on sourcing strategies will also be reviewed, including forecasting, business process design, e-solutions and organizational structure.
This course examines the opportunities and issues in international business on an organization’s management of its supply chain. Implications are examined such as global business transactions; options for domestic, local and in-sourcing; and total cost ownership.
Strategic role of freight transportation systems and services in supply chain networks. This course develops an understanding of the strategic role of freight transportation systems in supply chain networks for both domestic and global freight. Emphasis is given to the components of transportation systems, including their technological features, operational processes, and cost conditions, the buyer-seller channels for acquiring transportation services, and the strategic and tactical alternatives for transport procurement. The course addresses the development of the global transportation system, transportation regulation, the modes of transportation and how they interface, shipper issues, and the future in transportation.
This course introduces logistics/physical distribution and supply, and the related costs. It provides a systematic overview and analysis of the elements of logistics functions in widely varying types of industries and agencies, including handling, warehousing, inventory control, and financial controls. Customer service, inventory management, warehousing, international logistics, site location planning and analysis, and total cost analysis.
Successful organizations create product development plans that include design and marketing steps. This course enables student to develop a plan that includes improvement, product line extension and the latest technology trends.
A comprehensive study of contemporary perspectives on Total Quality (TQ) theory and practice applied to operations systems. Includes a thorough discussion of statistical and quality methods including process control, acceptance sampling, and variance reduction. Explores Quality Function Deployment and the customer-focused implications of quality.
This course provides students an understanding of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and the qualification of suppliers.  Students will apply SRM theory in the development of a qualification plan.