Supply Chain Management Concentration

Supply Chain Management is defined as a process of steps a company takes to transform raw materials into a final product that is delivered to customers. Supply Chain Management covers six areas: Plan, Source, Make, Deliver, Return and Enable. The Supply Chain Management concentration emphasizes advanced cost analysis, negotiation, product development, and e-business. Students study supply management, logistics, cost and risk management, and operations management topics. This innovative program integrates core business courses with supply chain major coursework.

A supply chain management degree prepares graduates for a variety of career paths in business, manufacturing, and management. Other career opportunities include purchasing agents, industrial production managers, and distribution managers in the manufacturing and distribution process. The degree also provides graduates to work as a data analyst and in consulting.

OBJECTIVES OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION

The student who graduates with a concentration in Supply Chain Management should be able to:

  • An ability to demonstrate knowledge of core business skills.
  • An ability to demonstrate knowledge of procurement methods and the importance of developing buyer-supplier relationships.
  • An ability to demonstrate knowledge of E-Business and E-Business System Development.
  • An ability to demonstrate knowledge of tools and methodologies in product/service transformation processes.
  • An ability to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills in logistics, including transport service, customer service distribution operations, warehousing, packaging, carrier selection, transport costing, and negotiations.
  • An ability to demonstrate knowledge of principles, theories, and techniques in supply chain management operations and logistics in a global environment, including global supply chain structure and relationship with global supply chain members.
  • An ability to develop ethical perspectives and sense of moral responsibility.

COURSES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

BUSN 0310. INTRODUCTION TO SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. This course examines concepts, practices and applications of SCM. Students learn about procurement methods and the importance of developing buyer-supplier relationships within a strategic environment.

CSCI 0345. BUSINESS DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS. 1st Semester. Lect.3, 3 credits. Involves the study of generalized database management systems. The study will include logical data base models and physical base models based primarily on the relational model. The students will create a database utilizing an established database management system. The focus is on issues and principles of managing organizational data. Students will get extensive experience in developing data models, creating relational databases, and formulating and executing queries based on business applications. Prerequisites: Junior Standing or Departmental Approval

BUSN 315. TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. This course examines the role or transportation management process. Students learn about the transportation management process and the importance of transportation management in the supply chain management and logistics process.

BUSN 355/CSCI 355. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. This course examines the role or electronic business concepts and designs. Students receive instruction regarding developing, implementing, and maintaining business systems used to support e-business strategies of an organization.

BUSN/CSCI 365. E-Business Systems Development. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. This course focuses on using high-tech computer technology to develop systems for conducting and supporting business through the Internet. Students will learn the foundation concepts of e-Business and how to design, develop, implement, and maintain business systems used to support the e-Business strategies of an organization. Students will develop e-Business enabled web sites using web-based technologies. Prerequisites: CSCI 0345 and CSCI 0355 or Departmental Approval.

BUSN 410. QUALITY MANAGEMENT. 1st Semester. Lect 3, 3 credits. This course focuses on the tools and methodologies used to ensure quality in the product/service transformation process. Emphasis is placed on transformation processes supporting lean manufacturing. Prerequisite: BUSN 310.

BUSN 0420. LOGISTICS. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. This course focuses on the contemporary issues in transport service, customer service distribution operations, warehousing, packaging, carrier selection, transport costing and negotiations.

BUSN 0430. SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY. 2nd Semester. Lect.3, 3 credits. This course examines the principles, theories and techniques in supply management operations and logistics for effective SCM in the global environment.