Principles of Supply Chain Management
This course covers basic principles of supply chain management and provides techniques used to analyze various aspects of logistics systems. Course focuses on developing models for the flow of goods and services through a distribution channel from supplier to the ultimate customer. Topics covered include methods of supply chain management; supply chain network design; coordination with Third Party Logistics (3PL) and Fourth Party Logistics (4PL) companies; intermodal systems; transportation models; cross-docking; vendor managed inventories and warehouse management; demand management and bullwhip effect.
Supply, Cost, and Risk Management
This course presents a framework for achieving sustainable competitive advantage through progressive supply management leadership approaches. It presents the need for supply leadership, the organizational enablers that must be in place, and the strategies and approaches that leading organizations pursue to achieve competitive in price and cost, quality, cycle time, technology, flexibility, and end customer responsiveness. Special attention is given to a wide range of price, cost and risk management techniques.
Supply Chain Seminar
This course facilitates the integration of the concepts, processes, and strategies of global supply chain management to ensure the optimization of business practices from the original suppliers through consumer and users. Students learn how to trade off and procurement, inventory, and distribution activities, improve forecasts and develop customer relationships. This course requires student participation in a distribution facility tour or virtual tour and a supply chain simulation.
Quality Management and Continuous Improvement
This course covers the basic concepts of managing quality and either a manufacturing or a service environment. The role of quality to enhance productivity and maintain a competitive position is the central focus. Principles and methodology needed to design systems that ensure quality from both customer and manufacturer perspectives discussed. Manufacturer and technical skills and tools provide a comprehensive approach to the implementation and maintenance of quality systems. Principles of continuous improvement and their impact on quality management explored.
Global Logistics Systems
This course focuses on how inventory and information are moved in a global economy. A primary objective of this course is to examine how international logistics decisions are made which have an impact on functional areas of an organization trying to achieve efficiency and effectiveness. Discussions will consist of export-import procedures, multinational logistics strategy, international payment processes, review Supply Change Management (B.S.) Program Proposal and selection of transportation modes, and risk management will be reviewed.
Snags, Shifts & Success: The Global Supply Chain
Professor Michael Stevens is teaching students to contend with imbalances that cause global disruptions.
“I think that supply chain management is one of the most fascinating careers to have, because it’s so multifaceted, and because it interfaces with every function in the business process. It’s really all about understanding your total customer needs and wants, and then working collaboratively to find the most effective and efficient and profitable way to satisfy those needs and wants.”
—Michael Stevens, supply chain management instructor
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