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Business 315: Logistics and Supply Chain Management
18 hours (12 weeks)
February 2016 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze supply chain management, its history, and its key terms; distinguish between the different types of quality management in supply chain management; diagram an example of supply chain strategy and design a supply chain for a company; evaluate international and domestic supply chains, including advantages and disadvantages of each; assess the logistics of inventory management through the business, supplier, and customer network; create a sustainable and lean supply chain for a company, including environmentally sound choices and waste elimination; appraise the performance of a supply chain; and decide the product distribution strategy for a business.
The course is self-paced. Instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: introduction to supply chain management; decision making process of supply chain management; quality in operations and supply chain management; supply chain strategy and design; global supply chain procurement and distribution; inventory management for SCM; sustainability and lean management systems in SCM; product distribution for SCM; and measuring and analyzing performance of supply chain.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Administration, Logistics, or Supply Chain Management (2/17).