Supply Chain Management (SCM)

SCM 510  Supply Chain Purchasing Management  (4 Credits)  

In this course, students will learn how purchasing and supply management have become increasingly visible in a world where supply is a major determinant of corporate survival and success. Supply chain performance and influences will be examined as they are not only operational and financial risks but also reputational risk. Extending the supply chain globally into emerging regions places new responsibilities on the supplier and supply, not only to monitor environmental, social, political, and security concerns, but also to influence them. Thus, students will develop a more in-depth understanding of the job of the supply manager of today as they go beyond the scope of supply chain efficiency and value for money spent to search for competitive advantage in the supply chain.

Prerequisite(s): MGMT 500 Principles of Management.

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  1. Identify supply strategies as well as examine supply organizations and supply processes through case studies;
  2. Assess make/buy insource or outsource needs;
  3. Evaluate suppliers, discuss supplier relations and select suppliers;
  4. Examine the legal and ethical issues involved in global supplier relations.

SCM 610  Operations and Supply Chain Management  (4 Credits)  

This course explores the management and flow of materials in a typical enterprise supply chain. Students examine a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers, to and from the enterprise. Topics covered include basic elements of the supply chain, just-in-time (JIT), total quality management (TQM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), demand planning, and capacity management.

Prerequisite(s): MGMT 500 Principles of Management, MGMT 502 Excel and MATH 502 Math in Our World.

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  1. Explore the concepts of managing the flow of materials in a typical enterprise supply chain.
  2. Examine a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers, to and from the enterprise.
  3. Understand elements of the supply chain, just-in-time (JIT), total quality management (TQM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), demand planning, and capacity management.
  4. Apply the concepts and principles of supply chain management to specific situations by analyzing and constructing solutions to case studies.

SCM 615  Logistics Management  (4 Credits)  

Logistics is planning and managing the movement of goods along the supply chain. This course provides students opportunity to identify and apply logistical and advanced managerial terms and theories. Designing effective development and management of the supply chain network is an invaluable source of sustainable, competitive advantage in today’s turbulent global marketplace. In the contemporary scenario, demand is difficult to predict and the supply chain needs to be more flexible and customer-focused. PREREQUISITE: SCM 610 Supply Chain Management.

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  1. Identify sustainability issues in the supply chain function and their role in enhancing value delivery.
  2. Discuss the challenges and complexities of setting up distribution channels and functions.
  3. Analyze the value chain and the key challenges for global logistics operators.
  4. Create hypothetical distribution channels in a foreign market.

SCM 620  Global Supply Chain Management  (4 Credits)  

This course provides a comprehensive understanding and assessment of the field of Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM). It identifies emerging developments and delineates their significance to the practice of GSCM. It examines many methods and perspectives on GSCM that have emerged from logistics, operations, marketing, management, economics, sociology, personnel, information systems, and international relations.

Prerequisite(s): SCM 610 Operations and Supply Chain Management, MGMT 604 The Global Environment of Business Management, and SCM 604 Logistics Management.

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  1. Identify and discuss the functions of GSCM.
  2. Integrate an understanding of the need for relationship management among business partners.
  3. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of logistics, culture, purchasing and relationship management in the context of a final project.
  4. Develop a GSCM final project that includes logistics, culture, purchasing, and relationship management.