Supply Chain Management (SCM)

SCM 301  Principles of Supply Chain Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Introduction to supply chain management and related topics including purchasing, demand planning, logistics, and quality. Business processes and their integrative nature will be examined as part of the course. Prerequisite(s): BFC and junior standing.

SCM 401  Demand Planning and Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Strategies and concepts related to managing and linking demand with production and customer relationship management. Topics include forecasting, sales and operations planning, customer service, distribution channels, service marketing, service quality assurance and measuring customer satisfaction. Prerequisite(s): BFC, junior standing and SCM 301.

SCM 411  Transportation and Logistics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Economic, operating, and service characteristics of the various modes of transportation. Factors that influence transport demand, costs, market structures, carrier pricing, and carrier operating and service characteristics and their influence on other supply chain costs and performance. Prerequisite(s): MGT 416 and SCM 301.

SCM 412  Quality Management and Continuous Improvement     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: The role of quality in production and service environments and its impact on the competitive position. Strategic issues, philosophies and tools such as Six Sigma and SQC used to control quality are included. Continuous improvement is also explored. Prerequisite(s): BFC, junior standing and SCM 301.

SCM 420  Strategic Sourcing     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Sourcing strategies, concepts, and tools in the context of the integrated supply chain. Focuses on upstream supply chain activities. Topics include make or buy decisions, supplier evaluation and selection, global sourcing, costing, contracts and legal terms, negotiation, and purchasing ethics. Prerequisite(s): BFC, junior standing and SCM 301.

SCM 422  Supply Chain Analytics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Focuses on the process of discovering relationships and patterns in big data. Actual big data sets will be used in a hands-on environment. Prerequisite(s): MGT 416 and SCM 301.

SCM 480  Strategic Supply Chain Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Focuses on integrated business processes and application of the supply chain management theories, concepts, and methods through the use of readings, case studies, projects, hands-on experiences in ERP, and industry speakers. Prerequisite(s): SCM 401, SCM 411 and SCM 420.