Supply Chain Management 3 Credit Equivalent

Evaluate and manage business supply chains from quality, procurement, and cost perspectives.

Projects

Number Title Description Credit Equivalent
SCM 400 Foundational Concepts in Supply Chain Management

In this project, students will identify different types of products, supply chain characteristics, and corresponding strategies for managing operations. They will evaluate gaps and alignments between competitive strategies and supply chain strategy and demonstrate their understanding of differences and challenges involved in managing products and service components of supply chains. Students will also apply techniques to improve customer service and provide recommendations for customized service and an omnichannel experience for customers. Students will be able to identify types of information to be shared among supply chain members and evaluate the role of technology in managing supply chains.

Required text: None.

  • Analyze alignment and gaps between competitive strategy and supply chain strategy.
  • Recognize the importance of managing customer relationships.
  • Examine the role of information technology in the context o supply chains.

Prerequisites:

  • OM 305: Improving Productivity in Operations

    OM 305: Improving Productivity in Operations

    In this project, students play the role of an internal business consultant charged with the task to locate areas to improve operations productivity in a business of their choosing. They identify an area to investigate, develop an improvement plan for this area, and describe expected business performance improvement resulting from implementing the plan. In completing the project, students use their professional experience and discuss key competitive priorities defined by operations that affect business performance in the market. They evaluate the extent of organizational support for these priorities and suggest appropriate corrective measures.

    Required text: Jacobs, R. F. and R. B.Chase. Operations & supply chain management. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. Recent editions of the textbook (11th, 12th, 13th, or 14th) are recommended.

    • Articulate strategic role of operations in the business context.
    • Formulate a communication plan to convey operations improvement targets.
1
SCM 405 Sourcing and Supplier Management Strategies in Supply Chains

This project requires students to analyze sourcing strategies and then apply purchasing portfolio models and strategic cost management tools to sourcing decisions. Students will also evaluate the relationship between suppliers and their performance and provide feedback to suppliers.

Required text: None.

  • Evaluate strategic sourcing decisions.
  • Demonstrate how to develop and maintain relationships with suppliers.

Prerequisites:

  • SCM 400: Foundational Concepts in Supply Chain Management

    SCM 400: Foundational Concepts in Supply Chain Management

    In this project, students will identify different types of products, supply chain characteristics, and corresponding strategies for managing operations. They will evaluate gaps and alignments between competitive strategies and supply chain strategy and demonstrate their understanding of differences and challenges involved in managing products and service components of supply chains. Students will also apply techniques to improve customer service and provide recommendations for customized service and an omnichannel experience for customers. Students will be able to identify types of information to be shared among supply chain members and evaluate the role of technology in managing supply chains.

    Required text: None.

    • Analyze alignment and gaps between competitive strategy and supply chain strategy.
    • Recognize the importance of managing customer relationships.
    • Examine the role of information technology in the context o supply chains.
1
SCM 410 Inventory Management and Distribution Strategies in Supply Chains

In this project, students will formulate and apply various inventory models such as continuous review and periodic review models for multi-echelon supply chains. They will analyze the performance of these models under varying distribution strategies. Students will calculate different types of costs – such as ordering costs, holding costs and transportation costs – associated with a given inventory and distribution strategy and incorporate them into the decision-making process. Finally, students will select and evaluate the potential for a new facility based on qualitative factors and quantitative tools.

Required text: None.

  • Apply different techniques and models to plan and manage inventories across supply chains.
  • Apply logistics and distribution techniques in supply chain management.

Prerequisites:

  • SCM 405: Sourcing and Supplier Management Strategies in Supply Chains

    SCM 405: Sourcing and Supplier Management Strategies in Supply Chains

    This project requires students to analyze sourcing strategies and then apply purchasing portfolio models and strategic cost management tools to sourcing decisions. Students will also evaluate the relationship between suppliers and their performance and provide feedback to suppliers.

    Required text: None.

    • Evaluate strategic sourcing decisions.
    • Demonstrate how to develop and maintain relationships with suppliers.
1
Number
SCM 400
Title
Foundational Concepts in Supply Chain Management
Description

In this project, students will identify different types of products, supply chain characteristics, and corresponding strategies for managing operations. They will evaluate gaps and alignments between competitive strategies and supply chain strategy and demonstrate their understanding of differences and challenges involved in managing products and service components of supply chains. Students will also apply techniques to improve customer service and provide recommendations for customized service and an omnichannel experience for customers. Students will be able to identify types of information to be shared among supply chain members and evaluate the role of technology in managing supply chains.

Required text: None.

  • Analyze alignment and gaps between competitive strategy and supply chain strategy.
  • Recognize the importance of managing customer relationships.
  • Examine the role of information technology in the context o supply chains.

Prerequisites:

  • OM 305: Improving Productivity in Operations

    OM 305: Improving Productivity in Operations

    In this project, students play the role of an internal business consultant charged with the task to locate areas to improve operations productivity in a business of their choosing. They identify an area to investigate, develop an improvement plan for this area, and describe expected business performance improvement resulting from implementing the plan. In completing the project, students use their professional experience and discuss key competitive priorities defined by operations that affect business performance in the market. They evaluate the extent of organizational support for these priorities and suggest appropriate corrective measures.

    Required text: Jacobs, R. F. and R. B.Chase. Operations & supply chain management. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. Recent editions of the textbook (11th, 12th, 13th, or 14th) are recommended.

    • Articulate strategic role of operations in the business context.
    • Formulate a communication plan to convey operations improvement targets.
Credit Equivalent
1
Number
SCM 405
Title
Sourcing and Supplier Management Strategies in Supply Chains
Description

This project requires students to analyze sourcing strategies and then apply purchasing portfolio models and strategic cost management tools to sourcing decisions. Students will also evaluate the relationship between suppliers and their performance and provide feedback to suppliers.

Required text: None.

  • Evaluate strategic sourcing decisions.
  • Demonstrate how to develop and maintain relationships with suppliers.

Prerequisites:

  • SCM 400: Foundational Concepts in Supply Chain Management

    SCM 400: Foundational Concepts in Supply Chain Management

    In this project, students will identify different types of products, supply chain characteristics, and corresponding strategies for managing operations. They will evaluate gaps and alignments between competitive strategies and supply chain strategy and demonstrate their understanding of differences and challenges involved in managing products and service components of supply chains. Students will also apply techniques to improve customer service and provide recommendations for customized service and an omnichannel experience for customers. Students will be able to identify types of information to be shared among supply chain members and evaluate the role of technology in managing supply chains.

    Required text: None.

    • Analyze alignment and gaps between competitive strategy and supply chain strategy.
    • Recognize the importance of managing customer relationships.
    • Examine the role of information technology in the context o supply chains.
Credit Equivalent
1
Number
SCM 410
Title
Inventory Management and Distribution Strategies in Supply Chains
Description

In this project, students will formulate and apply various inventory models such as continuous review and periodic review models for multi-echelon supply chains. They will analyze the performance of these models under varying distribution strategies. Students will calculate different types of costs – such as ordering costs, holding costs and transportation costs – associated with a given inventory and distribution strategy and incorporate them into the decision-making process. Finally, students will select and evaluate the potential for a new facility based on qualitative factors and quantitative tools.

Required text: None.

  • Apply different techniques and models to plan and manage inventories across supply chains.
  • Apply logistics and distribution techniques in supply chain management.

Prerequisites:

  • SCM 405: Sourcing and Supplier Management Strategies in Supply Chains

    SCM 405: Sourcing and Supplier Management Strategies in Supply Chains

    This project requires students to analyze sourcing strategies and then apply purchasing portfolio models and strategic cost management tools to sourcing decisions. Students will also evaluate the relationship between suppliers and their performance and provide feedback to suppliers.

    Required text: None.

    • Evaluate strategic sourcing decisions.
    • Demonstrate how to develop and maintain relationships with suppliers.
Credit Equivalent
1