Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Courses

SCM 3515. Principles of Supply Chain Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Operations and Supply Chain Management is the art and science of integrating the flow of products, information and money through the pipeline from the sources to the end customers. The goal of the course is to provide an understanding of the fundamental principles and activities occurring in the supply chain and to prepare students with a basic knowledge of activities within the supply chain.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(MKTG 2101|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR MKTG 2901|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR MK01 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (MSOM 3101|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR MSOM 3901|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently).

SCM 3516. Transportation and Logistics Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Transportation, distribution, logistics, or supply chain management all refer to the process by which companies move material, parts, and products to their customers. Proper planning and scheduling are crucial to efficient operations and customer satisfaction. Transportation management encompasses planning goods movements across its different modes – truck, rail, water, air and pipeline. This course provides students with a basic familiarity to the important issues, concepts and models for analyzing different transportation functions. The focus will be on presenting information about, and providing access to, available tools and techniques that ensure a smooth flow and distribution of goods in the industry today. The course uses both quantitative and spatial techniques for proper decision making – specifying how, when and where to transport goods; selection of appropriate location of warehouses and distribution points; selection of route and carriers; and understanding of logistics and distribution costs.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(MKTG 2101|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR MKTG 2901|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR MK01 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (MSOM 3101|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR MSOM 3901|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently).

SCM 3517. Inventory and Warehouse Management. 3 Credit Hours.

A key decision in manufacturing, retail and some service industry businesses is how much inventory to keep on hand satisfying the customer needs. Inventory is often a business's largest asset and not having enough inventories means losing sales, while holding too much inventory is expensive; therefore an efficient inventory control system is very important in any business. This course develops students' skills for quantitative and analytical thinking in the general areas of Operations, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, and Managing Global and Service Operations by developing analytical skills and an ability to make "data-driven" decisions. This course is a required course for the SCM Major and SCM Minor.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(MKTG 2101|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR MKTG 2901|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR MK01 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (MSOM 3101|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR MSOM 3901|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently).

SCM 3518. Sourcing and Procurement. 3 Credit Hours.

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts, tools and techniques in purchasing that will make them aware of the demands placed on supply chain managers, understand the strategic nature of purchasing, understand the impact of purchasing on the competitive success and profitability of modern organizations and finally, secure better job prospects and superior on-the-job performance. This course develops students' skills for quantitative and analytical thinking and ability to make "data-driven" decisions. This course is the capstone course for the SCM Major and is required as part of the SCM Minor.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Minors: Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Management

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(SCM 3515|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (SCM 3516|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently).