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Program Requirements

All Students are required to complete the following courses (9 hours)

stock photoSCM 650: Supply Chain Mgt. Concepts & Principles (3 hours)
On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the strategic role of Supply Chain Management (SCM) in the attainment of company goals to achieve competitive advantage and deliver long-term sustainability.
  2. Identify the concepts of supplier relationship management, including customer service, customer satisfaction, forecasting / demand management, and collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment.
  3. Analyze demand data / patterns to establish optimum forecasting process and complete statistical forecasts for a cross section of practical examples.
  4. Identify the core planning and execution processes used to create and deliver products and services to market from purchasing through manufacturing & distribution to delivery to the final customer.
  5. Analyze practical data and use theories to solve problems related to the core planning and execution processes used to create and deliver products and services to market from purchasing through manufacturing & distribution to delivery to the final customer.
  6. Identify key continuous improvement processes used to enhance supply chain performance: Total Quality Management, Lean, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints.
  7. Identify the role of Information Technology in supply chain management and identify the key elements required for successful ERP implementation

SCM 651: Transportation, Logistics & Distribution Management (3 hours)
On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate multiple methods and tools used by today's Supply Chain managers in Transportation, Logistics and Distribution (TLD) Operations.
  2. Discuss contemporary issues facing carrier management including profitability, industry consolidation, security, insurance availability, and labor shortages.
  3. Evaluate various transportation mode alternatives and provide strategic recommendations for a series of customer deliveries.
  4. Evaluate design structures for integrated customer-centric and supplier-centric logistics.
  5. Describe the specific functional elements involving cycle time, velocity, and inventory in order to achieve warehousing operational effectiveness in both cost and service.
  6. Analyze a variety of plant layouts and locations for contemporary, customer-focused warehousing facilities as part of a total logistics network.
  7. Apply learned methodologies to the analysis of various logistical systems and practical supply chain scenarios and case studies.
  8. Highlight and explain supply chain technologies for transportation management, warehousing management and customer service focused systems.
  9. Focus on relevant warehouse measurements for distribution operations that underscore plant performance, customer service and cost optimization.

SCM 652: Strategic Cost, Design, Procurement and Contracts (3 hours)
On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Analyze how the supply chain contributes to corporate value.
  2. Examine the importance of production planning, inventory policy, logistics, and distribution in the formulation of procurement strategy.
  3. Justify and apply Activity-Based Costing/Activity Based Management (ABC/ABM) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in procurement and supply chain management.
  4. Identify negotiation frameworks and planning, and use of cost and price data in conducting effective negotiations and the writing of a procurement contract.
  5. Apply concepts in the execution of the competitive bidding process (including requests for inquiry, requests for quotation, requests for proposal, and statements of work).
  6. Identify and apply contract laws in writing procurement contracts, settling supply chain issues, and avoiding disputes.
  7. Evaluate the use of technology in procurement and the overall supply chain, and in controlling/reducing supply chain costs.
  8. Analyze buyer-supplier relationships and their impact on achieving procurement and supply chain cost goals.
  9. Examine how supply chain risks contribute to increased supply chain costs, and discuss how contingency/business continuity planning can help in mitigating supply chain risks.

Additional hours to complete the program will come from the following courses (at least 3 hours)

SCM 655: Global Supply Operations Strategy
On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the key elements of strategic planning and the alignment of functional strategies to achieve business goals.
  2. Analyze the principles, concepts and challenges for developing sourcing, manufacturing and distribution strategies in a global market.
  3. Evaluate the state-of-the-art in managing global supply chains and operations.
  4. Justify and use key criteria in making decisions related to site selection, global facilities configuration, and international sourcing networks' development.
  5. Synthesize and analyze risk factors in global supply operations.
  6. Discuss the ethical issues as they related to global environments
  7. Evaluate the impact of sustainability on global operations and the utilization of sustainability initiatives to achieve competitive advantage.
  8. Discuss the role of enterprise-wide resource planning systems for global supply operations.
  9. Explain the importance of strategic alliances in global sourcing environments.
  10. Evaluate and Justify the mechanisms for measuring performance of the global supply chain.
  11. Describe the role of information systems and technology to improve the performance of the supply chain.

SCM 678: Project Management (3 hours)
On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. To justify and explain project selection and relate project selection to organization mission, goals, strategy, and overall project portfolio and program management
  2. To create project plans, budgets, scope statements, and devise monitoring and controls for achieving project goals and objectives.
  3. To analyze and evaluate project risks and the appropriateness of mitigation strategies
  4. To master several basic project scheduling techniques including WBS, CPM, PERT, GANTT CHARTS, and resource constrained scheduling.
  5. To compare and contrast different organizational work forms, conflict resolution techniques, and issues related to the staffing process, project leadership, task management, and project teams.
  6. To appraise and apply the related concepts of total quality management and lean techniques in the management of projects.
  7. To assess the level of project management maturity within an organization.
  8. To demonstrate and manipulate Microsoft Project Software (or other project management software) in performing various project management planning and scheduling tasks

SCM 680: Independent Study in Supply Chain Management (3 hours)
These are samples of students learning outcomes depending on the topic of interest to the student. At the end of the course, students should be able:

  1. Assess the impact of Extended Internet, RFID, sensor networks and other technologies on supply chain management
  2. Perform a justification analysis for the adoption of emerging technologies such as RFID by supply chain partners
  3. Analyze the impact of privacy and security laws on the use of these technologies
  4. Perform a critical cost/benefits analysis of different emerging technologies for supply chain management
  5. Compare and contrast how different regulatory mechanisms in different countries affect the implementation of supply chain technologies
  6. Analyze the impact of emerging technologies on supply chain processes
  7. Discuss and evaluate the applicability of SCM technologies across industries

SCM 681: Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management (SCLTM) Internship (3 hours)
In general, participation in an SCLTM internship should result in a learning experience which enhances the student's ability to perform effectively and successfully as a supply chain, logistics or transportation management professional. Specific learning objectives which should be accomplished through participation in this course include, but are not limited to, the following

  1. Apply supply chain, logistics & transportation management skills learned in the classroom to real world situations
  2. Evaluate the appropriateness of various SCLTM techniques and tools in organizational settings
  3. Analyze and Document the importance of interpersonal skills in a professional setting
  4. Critique supply chain, logistics and transportation management processes within organizations and defend suggested improvements.

SCM 682: Executive Mentorship in Supply Chain & Logistics Management (3 hours)
In general, participation in an SCLTM executive mentorship should result in a learning experience which enhances the student's ability to perform effectively and successfully as a supply chain, logistics or transportation management professional. Specific learning objectives which should be accomplished include, but are not limited to, the following

  1. Discuss the impact of decisions within transportation, logistics and supply chain management
  2. Perform a SWOT analysis for a particular transportation/logistics firm
  3. Evaluate the factors that affect the efficiency and/or effectiveness of a logistical decision
  4. Interact with a supply chain management executive and detail his/her decision-making process
  5. Research a particular topic of joint interest and provide recommendations
  6. Discuss and analyze contemporary issues facing a logistics firm including profitability, industry consolidation, information technology, security, competitive pressure, and labor shortages
  7. Analyze critical supply chain challenges in today's business environment

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