SCM Courses

SCM301 - Global Operations Management (3 cr.)

This course is an introduction to the theories and practices of global operations of supply chain systems. Topics include supply chain operations strategy, product design & learning curves, process analysis, manufacturing and service process design, supply chain forecasting & aggregate planning, supply chain efficiency and responsiveness analysis, global inventory control, material requirements planning, and global operations scheduling. Prerequisite: MGM280.

SCM370 - Supply Chain Management (3 cr.)

Supply chain management focuses on managing material and information outside of the factory walls including aspects of product design collaboration, demand planning and forecasting, inventory deployment, distribution system design, channel management, procurement, and logistics. Supply chain management (SCM) is a system approach to managing the entire flow of information, materials, and services from raw materials suppliers through factories and warehouses to the end-customer. SCM represents a philosophy of doing business that stresses processes and integration. (Fall & Spring). Prerequisite: MGM280.

SCM375 - Project/Process Management (3 cr.)

This course examines how organizations can develop and leverage excellence in process management. It examines the organization, planning, and controlling of projects and provides practical knowledge on managing project scope, schedule, and resources. Topics include project life cycle, business process reengineering, work breakdown structure, Gantt charts, network diagrams, scheduling techniques, and resource allocation decision modeling. (Spring).

SCM377 - Warehousing and Inventory Management (3 cr.)

This course focuses on the marketing logistics functions of warehousing and inventory management in a global, customer service-oriented, supply-chain context. Major topics include warehouse location, operations, layout, forecasting; inventory valuation; safety stocks; and order quantities. (Every 3rd semester, Fall). Prerequisites: ACC201, MGM280.

SCM378 - Quality Management (3 cr.)

This course provides an overview of the Total Quality Management (TQM) movement and how the application of TQM techniques achieves customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, and employee involvement. Topics covered include pioneers of the total quality movement, the importance of leadership and information, quality planning, human resource development and training, process management, quality and operations measurements, customer satisfaction, buyer/supplier relationships, and Baldridge and Excelsior Awards for Excellence. Factors contributing to successful/unsuccessful implementation of TQM programs are reviewed. Prerequisite: SCM301.

SCM382 - System Dynamics and Supply Chains (3 cr.)

This course introduces system dynamics modeling for the analysis supply chain dynamics. Emphasis in on linkages that must be recognized in the design and management of physical distribution systems, including the consequences of constraints and bottlenecks on system performance. Students will learn to visualize a supply chain in terms of the structures and policies that create dynamics and regulate performance. The course also examines strategies for enterprise and extraprise integration including stumbling blocks for supply chain integration such as high transaction costs between partners, poor information availability, and the challenges of managing complex interfaces between functionally separate enterprises. (Every third spring semester). Prerequisites: ECO260, SCM370.

SCM385 - Transportation Management (3 cr.)

This course provides an introduction to the field of transportation management. This course covers a range of transportation management concepts from both a supply chain perspective and a geographic perspective; concepts including transportation and spatial structure, transportation modes, transportation and economy, and transportation planning and policy. This course also covers various methods applied for transportation analysis including network analysis, location and allocation modeling, and geographic information system in transportation. This course will help students acquaint with concepts, methods, and application in relation to transportation management. Liberal arts. (Spring, every third semester). Prerequisites: SCM301 or GEG121 or GEG301 or ENV201.

SCM403 - Cross-Border Goods and Human Services (3 cr.)

This course focuses on the special logistical, legal, and regulatory needs of moving goods, information, and services across borders, physically or electronically. Cross-border relationships and the special needs involved in recruiting and moving skilled labor and executive talent across borders, on a temporary or permanent basis, are also covered. Special emphasis on the practicality and detailed paperwork involved in cross-border operations and transactions between Canada and the U.S. (Every 3rd semester, Spring). Prerequisites: MGM280, SCM370.

SCM410 - Advanced Supply Chain Planning and Operations (3 cr.)

This course focuses on the operational and planning activities of both intra and inter organizational supply chain flows (information, product, funds, people) to ensure the strategic fit of these flows with internal operations and supply chain partners. Supply chain operational activities and methodologies to be covered include inventory management, warehousing, sourcing, transportation and distribution, facility location, materials requirements planning, and e-Logistics. (Fall). Prerequisites: SCM301, SCM370, ECO260.

SCM444 - Selected Topics in Supply Chain Management (3 cr.)

Studies in diverse supply chain topics. Topics vary with each offering and may include capacity requirements planning, current supply chain practices, security in logistics, cross-border trade and ARC routing, or critical supply chain approaches. May be repeated once for credit as topics change. (Varies According to Topic). Prerequisites: junior standing and SCM370 or POI.

SCM447 - Lean Organizing and Manufacturing (3 cr.)

Lean Organizing and Manufacturing examines the concepts for designing, planning and improving manufacturing and service organizations. Topics include enterprise resource planning, facility layout, forecasting, queuing models, inventory management, focused factory, the transparent workplace, lean product development, value stream mapping, and continuous improvement. These tools, techniques and philosophies have been used worldwide by best-in-class companies to improve their bottom line, make them more competitive, and drastically improve their responsiveness to the customer. (Fall). Prerequisites: MGM350, ECO362.

SCM470 - U.S. Customs Laws (3 cr.)

This course examines the various laws and regulations that govern the ability of a company to compete in the global marketplace. The customs specialist must also be concerned with making the supply chain safer and more secure. Topics include a basic guide, exporting licenses, forbidden customers, foreign trade zones, U.S. Customs resources, tariff and tax regulations, and trade forms. The course also examines Harmonized Tariffs, rates of duty, country of origins, and valuation. The student is also introduced to Security and Anti-Terrorism Protocols and the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. (Every 3rd semester, Fall, Spring). Prerequisites: ACC351, SCM370.

SCM495 - Global Supply Chain Strategy (3 cr.)

This capstone course develops and integrates the major themes and strategies of Supply Chain Management. The focus is on the system design, structure, capacity and management of an integrated supply chain. Subject matter includes cross-functional analysis and treatment of sourcing/supply, distribution/transportation, maintenance/operations and related logistics support issues in a system-wide approach. Main themes developed are the necessity of an integrative approach to strategy, policy, and decision making and the need to emphasize system commonality of sourcing distribution and operations to form an integrated supply chain. (Fall). Prerequisites: SCM301, SCM370.

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