B A 302
Supply Chains (2) Introduction to key elements and strategic importance of supply chain networks.
B A 302 Supply Chains (2)
This course is an introduction to the issues and decisions that are routinely faced by supply chain managers. It will investigate how successful firms integrate the sourcing, manufacturing and fulfillment processes across supply-chain networks to support a customer-oriented operation. Additionally, this course considers the impact of quality on various aspects of the supply chain. Successful organizations align processes and quality issues with the demands of the marketplace by meeting or exceeding customer expectations. The use of information technology as a medium to span the boundaries of the supply chain is also examined. Business firms must incorporate and utilize this technology in an effort to find competitive advantage. After completing this course, the student should have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:
* Explain the nature of integrated supply-chain networks, which organizations use to acquire, produce, and deliver goods and services all over the world and how information technologies is the key enabler of supply-chain integration.
* Explain the philosophy, as well as apply basic techniques, of the Total Quality Management (TQM) process and articulate the role of TQM in supply chain management.
* Apply key concepts and basic techniques for analyzing supply chain management problems.
* Explain how operations and logistic activities interrelate with other functions and activities of the firm; how they can provide competitive advantage for the firm; and how they aid the firm in achieving its strategic and tactical goals.
This course is part of the Common Business Core requirements and is a prerequisite and foundation course for students entering the supply chain and information systems major. Methods of evaluation include individual and group assignments and examinations. Additionally "hands-on" homework and quiz exercises may be required. Exams and homework may involve problem-solving exercises that require the use of computers, web-based resources, or on-campus computer facilities. Further, examinations may be administered at secure locations, which are available only at pre-designated times.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.