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MSSCM Course Descriptions

The curriculum is specifically designed to prepare students for advancement in supply chain management careers- including supply management, manufacturing operations, logistics, SCM consulting, service–supplier business development and operations, and SCM software support.

SCM 870 Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3 Credits)

Integrated view of procurement, operations and logistics management. Management of the flow of products from raw material sourcing and acquisition through delivery to the final user.

SCM 871 Applied Data Analysis (3 credits)

Quantitative and statistical methods for decision making. Hypothesis testing, regression and correlation analysis, forecasting, linear programming, decision analysis and project management.

SCM 872 Distribution Fulfillment (2 credits)

Management of the firm’s value creation process from product development through order receipt and delivery to consumer. Alternative approaches to developing customer value and the role of the demand & supply chain in providing it.

SCM 874 Total Quality Management and Lean Enterprise (3 credits)

Total quality management principles, practices, and techniques. Implementation of quality improvement programs. Relationship to manufacturing and competitive strategies.

SCM 875 Manufacturing Planning & Control (2 credits)

Planning and control functions required to match supply and demand in a manufacturing firm. Tools and methods for planning production; the role of information systems in planning and control.

SCM 876 Logistics Operations Methods and Systems (2 credits)

Microanalysis of logistics and transportation services: customer service and order fulfillment, distribution operations, purchasing or operation of transportation services, 3PL providers and network design.

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SCM 878 Logistics Systems Analysis (2 credits)

Process of solving logistics problems. Applications of analysis tools and techniques.

SCM 879 Supply Chain Management – Strategy and Applications (3 credits)

Analysis and solution of SCM cases and simulations. Teamwork, communication and job skills. Situations involving purchasing, manufacturing, logistics and transportation as an integrated supply chain.

SCM 848 Analysis of Supply Markets and Supplies (2 credits)

Methods for supply market analysis to support sourcing strategy development, contract negotiations and cost management initiatives. Analysis of supply market conditions.

SCM 881 Global Supply Chain Management (3 credits)

Requirements for global operations and strategy development. Similarities and differences of international and domestic operations.

SCM 882 Field Study/Research Project (5 credits)

Practical application of course material to a problem or situation in the student’s organization.

SCM 883 Technology and Product Innovation Management (2 credits)

This course will examine various aspects of analysis and decision-making for innovation, product planning concepts, and tools and techniques for effective new product development processes in both manufacturing and service industries.

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SCM 893 Global Operations and Supply Chain Strategy (2 credits)

This course is designed to explore critical issues of importance to global manufacturing firms. Specifically, the objectives are to understand: strategic thinking; the role of global operations in creating sustainable competitive advantage for organizations; key technological and management issues; and the linkage between managing the global supply chain and other functional areas of the firm.

SCM 886 Strategic Sourcing (2 credits)

Fundamentals of strategic sourcing and supply chain management. Integration and coordination of product innovation, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution and logistics for global competitiveness.

COM 874 Communication in Supply Chain Management (2 credit)

Development of effective interpersonal communication skills. Oral communication in business settings. Use of appropriate technology for management presentations.

MGT 875 Change Management (2 credits)

Role and process of organizational change management, types of change, identifying need for change, and the change management process.

 

Engineering*

Packaging*

Criminal Justice*

Food Safety*

*course numbers to be determined


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