This course introduces the various options for logistics management (1PL, 2PL, 3PL, etc.) and outlines the pros (including access to a global warehouse network, ability to focus company resources on core competencies, and shipping and risk mitigation) and cons (including cost and loss of control) of various distribution strategies.
Students learn about methodologies for optimization, managing logistics, transportation regulations that impact logistics, types of logistics software, and methods to select distribution partners and network configuration.
This course introduces students to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in supply chain and covers practical, real world topics such as: sourcing sustainable products from vendors, measuring and reporting environmental impacts, ethical sourcing, safety and quality assurance, diverse suppliers, human rights in the supply chain, and implementing a supplier code of conduct. The course will cover global views on CSR including the Global Reporting Initiative. Additionally, this course discusses ethical considerations encountered in supply chain management.
Note: This course meets in person at the day and time listed. This course is a core requirement of the degree and requires a grade of "B" or better for successful completion.
This course provides an overview of the project management lifecycle and associated processes. Students gain a solid grounding in fundamental project management concepts and learn how to develop a project charter, components of a project management plan, and a work breakdown structure (WBS). Students also learn how to assess risks, develop contingency plans, and create a change management plan.
Note: This course meets in person at the day and time listed.
This course examines how organizations are increasing the security of their supply chains for critical products, materials, and systems. Students will focus on digital threats and vulnerabilities. The course explores case examples and industry and government best practices related to mitigation tools, strategies, and protective measures of Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) programs.
This course teaches students how to drive better business performance by structuring the supply chain in ways that enhance profitability, align with the strategic goals of the organization, and ultimately create shareholder value. Students are introduced to the theory and practice of mapping supply chain processes, logistics management, strategic partnership development, risk management, single versus dual-sourcing, organizational integration, and outsourcing versus insourcing in the context of how to build an effective supply chain. Students work through case study examples and simulations to identify how organizations must balance all the factors that drive Total Cost of Ownership and profitability.