Supply Chain Systems Course Descriptions

SCS–720: Global Supply Chain Design and Management

This course is a comprehensive study of the concepts, processes, and models used in the design, development, analysis, and management of global supply chains. Specific topics include global procurement, electronic commerce, facilities location, transportation decisions, routing and scheduling, distribution planning, information technology, and logistics systems design. This course will utilize textbook material, outside readings, case analysis, and analytical modeling.

SCS–725: Strategic Purchasing and Supply Management

This course provides a strategic perspective of the role of supply management activities in the creation of firm competitive advantage. Students will learn how to purchase and manage the needed materials and services in the most efficient quantities at the highest quality levels, and develop strategies designed to ensure an uninterrupted flow of goods and materials.

SCS–727: Supply Chain Systems Integration

This capstone course will integrate supply chain strategies, components, processes, models, and management issues with management information systems knowledge and applications. Students will study the major types of supply chain strategies and how to design and manage the most effective supply configurations and interrelationships to develop and maintain competitive advantage. Finally, students will design and apply the most appropriate management information systems to augment these supply chain environments.

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