Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is an integrated approach to manage the total flow of a distribution channel from supplier to ultimate customer. The underlying rationale for an integrated supply chain management approach is that it increases the opportunity for cost savings, better customer service, and competitive advantage for all companies in the supply chain. The Supply Chain Management concentration integrates courses across three areas: Logistics and Transportation, Operations Management, and Marketing. The curriculum also provides students with a hands-on exposure to information technology tools essential to modern supply chain management.

Students choosing this concentration should take the four electives listed below. In addition, students are encouraged to take BUSI 634 Operations Management.

BUSI 672 - Global Supply Chain Management – 2 credits
Offers a practical blueprint for understanding, building, implementing, and sustaining supply chains in today's rapidly changing global supply chain environment. Provides a survey of the evolution of supply chain strategies, business models and technologies; current best practices in demand and supply management; and methodologies for conducting supply chain-wide diagnostic assessments and formulating process improvement plans.

BULM 733 - Global Trade Logistics – 2 credits
Acquaints students with managerial issues in international logistics and transportation, and provides students with an understanding of issues related to import/export management and the global marketplace.

BULM 742 – Global Supply Chain Resources Planning – 2 credits
ProvideS students with an overall understanding of how firms use an advanced supply chain planning (ASCP) application as an integral part of their materials management process which includes such activities as production planning, materials requirements planning, and distribution requirements planning. Students are given a lab-based, hands-on experience with the Oracle ASCP package. This functionality offers firms a holistic approach to planning that allows a company to optimize its operations with respect to specific, stated objectives. Students are also introduced to the analytical models underlying the ASCP system. To further broaden their experience, students are also exposed to the SAP system.

BULM 744 – Global Supply Chain Risk Management – 2 credits
Explores enterprise resilience from multiple perspectives: from the supply chain manager’s concerns about how to help the enterprise adapt to day to day uncertainties in operations, in demand & supply; to the network planner’s concern about how to ensure business continuity after low probability high impact events such as a terrorist attack or earthquake.