This course challenges students to consider the linkages between supply chain management and corporate finance. Students learn to anticipate how supply chain decisions affect various stakeholders, both inside and outside the company, including how supply chain decisions create value for shareholders. Topics include accounting fundamentals, cost allocations, standard costing, activity-based costing, transfer pricing, working capital management, KPIs and dashboards, Total Cost of Ownership, and cash flow projections.
This course also covers the fundamentals of supply chain finance, including topics such as payables discounting, reverse factoring, lease versus buy, and trade credits. Finally, the course introduces students to a variety of global supply chain and global trade topics, including duty and quotas, taxes, hedging, currency issues, and the mechanics of global joint ventures.
This course introduces data management structures and platforms, data governance and collaborative data management practices, global product classification standards, information hierarchies and attributes, data analysis, procure to pay and information technology fundamentals for supply chain management.
Topics covered include data modeling, relational databases, data extraction, data
queries, and reporting.
Note: This course meets asynchronously online.
Course #: MPSC-660-201
Dates: Mar 16 – May 10, 2021
Distrib Strat & Logistics Mgt
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.
This course introduces students to operations and supply chain management and orients them to the curricular areas of emphasis: Planning, Procurement Management, and Logistics & Fulfillment Management. Students will be introduced to a variety of tools, techniques, concepts, and theories. Topics will include demand planning, process design and improvement, quality evaluation, procurement, capacity analysis, logistics management and inventory management. This course will employ simulations, guest speakers, and case studies to immerse students in the world of supply chain management and help them understand essential terminology and current challenges.
This course teaches students the primary quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis required to understand, forecast and address variability in the supply chain. Topics include forecasting systems, forecasting integration with strategic partners, typical forecasting fallacies, market analysis techniques, market testing, matching demand and supply, and quantitative forecasting methodologies and concepts, such as single, double, and triple exponential smoothing.