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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

These are 2013-2014 course descriptions.

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SCM 1001 Supply Chain Management Principles (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
SCM 1001 provides an overview of the key processes, concepts, and methodologies of supply chain management. Emphasis is given to the study of the impact that the supply chain management framework, (that includes distribution, procurement, inventory, transportation and information technology components) has on business and the economy. The decision-making process within supply chain is of particular

importance as the interrelationships (cost and service trade-offs) between logistics and other areas of business will be covered. The overall focus is the strategic and financial significance the supply chain has on the firm's ability to add customer value.
Lecture: 3 hours       Lab fee: $1.00

SCM 1101 Transportation & Traffic Management (A)   

3 credits
SCM 1101 is designed to provide the student with a practical learning experience of what a person in traffic management might encounter in his or her daily work schedule. Course will also review some of the evolution of the manager's job from past to present. The traffic manager's job will be analyzed with regard to his or her daily dealings with others in the supply chain management and how the manager is involved with and must work with each of the other areas.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: SCM 1001      Lab fee: $1.00

 

SCM 1190 International Business (A, SP, SU)                 

3 credits
SCM 1190 focuses on the political, economic, social and cultural considerations in doing business globally. The course explores the factors that allow organizations to be successful in the globalization of markets and the growth of overseas business ventures. The need to develop varied techniques for managing an organization's resources from other cultural backgrounds, the means of minimizing risks in financial transactions, and development of systems for coordinating and controlling the value chain is stressed. Techniques to overcome international business barriers are examined.
Lecture: 3 hours        
Lab fee: $1.00

 

SCM 1301 International Management (SP)                     

2 credits
SCM 1301 focuses on development of leadership and management skills and techniques needed to achieve the organization's strategic value chain goals and initiatives in a today's global business environment. Strategic use of economic, political, cultural, language, diversity concepts and the firm's core capabilities and resources is stressed in achieving global competitive advantages. Emphasis is placed on the dynamic nature of the international management challenge and on developing and managing various types of strategic alliances, organizational designs, technology, human resources and cross-cultural communications strategies as well as on conflict resolution and negotiation techniques.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: SCM 1190        Lab fee: $1.00

 

SCM 1501 IT in Logistics (A,SP)

3 credits
SCM 1501 introduces students to the IT Systems Operations and Applications of supply chain management. The purpose is to provide greater understanding of Information Systems and Information Technology (IS/IT) and its contribution to the business enterprise and the importance of IS/IT in embracing the complex and time saving processes in supporting the logistics operational processes.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: SCM 1001        Lab fee: $1.00

 

SCM 1510 Strategic Procurement (A, SP)                      

4 credits
SCM 1510 is designed to teach the principles of world class supply chain management to the newly appointed buyer or to non-purchasing personnel looking to broaden their business knowledge. It focuses on how the basic and advanced purchasing management can be used effectively to meet the challenges and responsibilities of today's constantly changing business climate. Topics include the challenge of purchasing and materials management, objectives and organization, function, specification, quality control and inspection, computerization, international purchasing, and the establishment of teams to support complex supply chain and logistic programs.
Lecture: 4 hours
Prerequisite: SCM 1001        Lab fee: $2.00

 

SCM 2110 Warehouse Management (A, SP)                    

4 credits
SCM 2110 is a basic warehouse management procedures and skills course that focuses on "nuts & bolts" warehousing skills including basic warehousing functions and supporting skills such as: receiving, storage, order picking, shipping, performance measurement, documentation, powered industrial truck operator safety training, inventory control, hiring, firing, and employee motivation handling returns automated identification technology basic unitization practices, freight claims, hazardous materials, and auditing both private and third-party warehouse operations. The need for close working relationships among the warehouse and other departments of the business is also covered.
Lecture: 4 hours
Prerequisite: SCM 1001       Lab fee: $2.00

 

SCM 2111 Inventory Management (A, SP)                      

3 credits
SCM 2111 discusses inventory management and control function(s) covering such topics as material management, purchasing, forecasting, inventory fundamentals, order quantities, independent demand, physical and cycle count inventories, warehouse management, physical distribution, just-in-time manufacturing, and total quality management.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: SCM 1001       Lab fee: $1.00

 

SCM 2250 International Shipping (A, SP, SU)                 

3 credits
SCM 2250 discusses international shipping isssues from the perspective of logistical services users, e.g., importers, exporters, and international firms. Course looks at the history and development of international trade; trade terms; payment terms and methods; currency exchange risks; commercial documents; international insurance; ocean, air, and multi-modal transport; packaging; international logistics infrastructure; international contracts; and the 2010 revision of the IncotermsĀ®.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: SCM 1001       Lab fee: $1.00

 

SCM 2290 Introduction to Import/Export Regulations and Compliance (SP)       

4 credits
SCM 2290 presents an overview of the major international transportation and logistical regulatory compliance requirements with which logistics managers are most likely to be confronted while either exporting or importing their company's products. These include U.S. common and statutory laws; regulation of air, motor, and ocean carriers; various export/import documentation; third-party intermediaries (e.g., forwarders, brokers, and consultants); and export and import regulations. Emphasis placed on developing a company export management procedures guide.
Lecture: 4 hours
Prerequisite: SCM 1001        Lab fee: $3.00

 

SCM 2450 Transportation Rates & Claims (A)              

3 credits
SCM 2450 Transportation Rates and Claims will present the student with the various methods of rating transportation charges and the mathematical calculations for both rating and other situations in the supply chain. The course will also cover the financial liability and general legal implications of freight claims on the traffic manager and the impact and possible avoidance of such claims.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: SCM 1001        Lab fee: $2.00

 

SCM 2460 Procurement Planning & Negotiations (SP)   

3 credits
SCM 2460 is a capstone course designed for the purchasing major. It focuses on the skills required to prepare for and conduct purchasing negotiations, and it utilizes a case study approach to be used to understand purchasing as the primary materials procurement activity while integrating purchasing with other materials management activities. Topics covered include legal considerations, public purchasing, acquisition planning process, customer relations and control functions such as inventory control, budgeting, and production in today's business environment.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: SCM 1510        Lab fee: $2.00

 

SCM 2601 Performance Management for SCM Managers (A, SP)

3 credits
SCM 2601 is designed around developing the skills required to plan, implement and evaluate performance competencies of an organization. Emphasis is placed on the interdependencies between the corporate strategic planning process and the role performance management plays in managing individual and group performance. Special emphasis is place on performance as it relates to the planning, and managing of the supply chain. The student will explore topics such as how to proactively approach and resolve performance issues; developing and managing a balanced score card, selecting metrics to measure business and supply chain performance; creating positive relationships to ensure effective communication.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: SCM 1510, SCM 2110, ACCT 1211     Lab fee: $1.00

 

SCM 2802 SCM Seminar (SP)                                           

1 credit
SCM 2802 focuses on the application of logistics knowledge to specific areas of on-the-job experience. Course is open only to Supply Chain Management Technology students who have completed 12 hours in the technology and have permission of the instructor.
Seminar: 1 hour
Instructor permission required
Corequisite: SCM 2902        Lab fee: $1.00

 

SCM 2902 SCM Practicum (SP)                                       

3 credits
SCM 2902 presents an opportunity for supervised, on-the-job application of knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom. Open only to Supply Chain Management Technology students who have completed 12 hours in the technology and have permission of the instructor.
Practicum: 21 hours
Instructor permission required
Corequisite: SCM 2802       Lab fee: $1.00

 

SCM 2910 CLA Certification (A)                                           

1 credit
SCM 2910 is designed to prepare students to take the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council's (MSSC) Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) examination. It focuses on the material handling portion of global supply chain logistics and covers (reviews) the foundational knowledge required of front-line material handling workers. Global supply chain logistics, a modern concept, also embodies the evolution of logistics as one of the earliest activities of mankind with a profound influence on the course of history.
Lecture: 1 hour       Lab fee: $1.00

 

SCM 2911 CLT Certification (A)                                           

1 credit
SCM 2911 is designed to prepare students to take the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council's (MSSC) Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) examination. It focuses on the knowledge and skills that mid-technical workers in global supply chain logistics should understand. The technical level requires a higher level of knowledge by front-line supervisors, i.e., higher than that required by CLA-level workers. Mid-level technicians are expected to have a competency in supply chain logistics operations including product receiving and storage, order processing, packaging and shipment, inventory control, safe handling of hazardous materials, evaluation of transportation modes and dispatch and tracking operations.
Lecture: 1 hour     Lab fee: $1.00

 

SCM 2994 SCM Current Topics (On Demand)            

1-3 credits
SCM 2994 gives students an opportunity to examine, in detail, special topics of interest in supply chain management (logistics). Topics will vary.
Lecture: Hours vary       Lab fee: $2.00