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 evaluate gaps and alignments between competitive strategies and supply chain strategy. They will demonstrate understanding of differences and challenges involved in managing products and service components of supply Chains. They will apply techniques to improve customer service and provide recommendations for customized service and omnichannel experience to customers. Students will be able to identify types of information to be shared among supply chain member, and evaluate the role of technology in managing supply chains.

Required text: None.

Prerequisites:

  • OM 305: Improving Productivity in Operations

    OM 305: Improving Productivity in Operations

    In this project, students play a 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.

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SCM 405 Sourcing and Supplier Management Strategies in Supply Chains

This project requires students to analyze sourcing strategies, and apply purchasing portfolio model and strategic cost management tools to make sourcing decisions. Students also need to evaluate the relationship with suppliers and their performance, and provide feedback to suppliers.

Required text: None.

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 evaluate gaps and alignments between competitive strategies and supply chain strategy. They will demonstrate understanding of differences and challenges involved in managing products and service components of supply Chains. They will apply techniques to improve customer service and provide recommendations for customized service and omnichannel experience to customers. Students will be able to identify types of information to be shared among supply chain member, and evaluate the role of technology in managing supply chains.

    Required text: None.

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 –ordering costs, holding costs and transportation costs – associated with given inventory and distribution strategy and incorporate them in the decision making process. Finally, they will select and evaluate the potential for a new facility based on qualitative factors and quantitative tools.

Required text: None.

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 apply purchasing portfolio model and strategic cost management tools to make sourcing decisions. Students also need to evaluate the relationship with suppliers and their performance, and provide feedback to suppliers.

    Required text: None.

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 evaluate gaps and alignments between competitive strategies and supply chain strategy. They will demonstrate understanding of differences and challenges involved in managing products and service components of supply Chains. They will apply techniques to improve customer service and provide recommendations for customized service and omnichannel experience to customers. Students will be able to identify types of information to be shared among supply chain member, and evaluate the role of technology in managing supply chains.

Required text: None.

Prerequisites:

  • OM 305: Improving Productivity in Operations

    OM 305: Improving Productivity in Operations

    In this project, students play a 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.

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 apply purchasing portfolio model and strategic cost management tools to make sourcing decisions. Students also need to evaluate the relationship with suppliers and their performance, and provide feedback to suppliers.

Required text: None.

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 evaluate gaps and alignments between competitive strategies and supply chain strategy. They will demonstrate understanding of differences and challenges involved in managing products and service components of supply Chains. They will apply techniques to improve customer service and provide recommendations for customized service and omnichannel experience to customers. Students will be able to identify types of information to be shared among supply chain member, and evaluate the role of technology in managing supply chains.

    Required text: None.

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 –ordering costs, holding costs and transportation costs – associated with given inventory and distribution strategy and incorporate them in the decision making process. Finally, they will select and evaluate the potential for a new facility based on qualitative factors and quantitative tools.

Required text: None.

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 apply purchasing portfolio model and strategic cost management tools to make sourcing decisions. Students also need to evaluate the relationship with suppliers and their performance, and provide feedback to suppliers.

    Required text: None.

Credit Equivalent
1