E M 560 Integrated Supply Chain Management

Course Description

Every organization has internal supply chains and links to external suppliers and customers. Interlinking organizations span the spectrum from raw materials to production and distribution to finished products and services to the consumer. The structured dependency of such chains, the uncertainty of forecasts and systemic delays are amplified as individual links in the supply chain try to optimize their own performance. Even minor changes in the environment and external conditions can cause wild swings in supply chain performance. Students learn how modern operations and management theories can stabilize and optimize for the benefit of the whole supply chain. This course examines the strategy and tactics of supply chain management to include “how to” techniques to implement, measure, and reward to maximize supply chain performance and profitability. 

Location: Global Campus

Course meets at times posted via web conferencing software.

Course Objectives

  • Students will understand the supply chain in a holistic way by taking into account both internal and external components of the various links.
  • Students will understand and distinguish various supply chain structures, systems, functions, and processes.
  • Students will be able to measure supply chain metrics and performance.
  • Students will be able to identify supply chain problems and inefficiencies and apply suitable methodologies and strategies to design and implement a solution.

Learning Outcomes

  • L1. Recognize the goal of the supply chain and explain the impact of supply chain decisions on the success of an organization and/or business.
  • L2. Identify and describe major components and links of the supply chain from suppliers to customers.
  • L3. Distinguish and give examples of the various functions and processes of an integrated supply chain that are aligned to business strategies and customer needs.
  • L4. Differentiate and apply quantitative and qualitative tools and methods to support supply chain management decisions.
  • L5. Analyze and develop solutions for complex supply chain management problems.
  • L6. Apply learning outcomes 1-4 in a real-world setting, preferably their own organizational work-related setting.

Course Topics

  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Forecasting
  • Supply Chain Integration
  • Capacity Planning
  • Manufacturing and Service Processes
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Aggregate Planning
  • Master Production Scheduling
  • Materials Requirements Planning
  • Inventory Management
  • Lean Supply Chains
  • Theory of Constraints for the Supply Chain
  • Sourcing and Procurement
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Transportation, Location, Logistics and Distribution
  • Supply Chain Metrics, Risk Management,
  • New Advances and Technologies in Supply Chain Management

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