MGMT 4800

Class Attendance
Policy:               Each student is expected to attend class on all scheduled days, and must
Course Outcomes:     Upon completion of this course, the student should:
                     1. Understand basic terminol...
Course Changes:     The course syllabus provides a general plan for the course. The
                    professor reserves...
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  1. 1. SELECTED TOPICS: INTRODUCTION TO SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT MGMT 4800 SYLLABUS SUMMER, 2002 Alternative Format/Disability Services: To obtain this document (or any other course documents) in alternative format, contact Gina Phillips, Disability Services Coordinator at 770-961-3719 or e-mail her at Course Number: MGMT 4800 Course Title: Selected Topics: Introduction to Supply Chain Management (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Junior or Senior Status Professor: Dr. George H. Messer, Jr. Course Location: BHS-10 Meeting Times: M/W: 8:00 – 10:05 am Office: BHS-11-S Office Hours: M/W: 10:15 am – 12:00 am, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, and by appointment Phone: 770-961-3762 (Office) 770-961-3410 (Department Office) Home Page: e-mail: Required Text: Simchi-Levi, David, and Kaminsky, Philip, Designing and Managing the Supply Chain, Irwin McGraw –Hill (2000) Additional Resources: (1) Access to a notebook computer, which must be brought to class when specified by the instructor (2) A calculator, which should always be brought to class Computer Competencies Required: This course requires basic knowledge of computers. E-mail and on-line research will be utilized. ITP Choice Policy: Each CCSU student is required to have ready access throughout the semester to a notebook computer that meets faculty-approved hardware and software requirements for the student's academic program. See for full details of this policy. Student Policy Statement: Students must abide by policies in the University Catalog, Student Handbook, and, if applicable program handbook.
  2. 2. Class Attendance Policy: Each student is expected to attend class on all scheduled days, and must be on time. Cell phones must be turned off during class. Important Dates: May 14, 2002 – Classes begin May 25-27, 2002 – Memorial Day Holiday – No classes June 17, 2002 – Last day to withdraw from course without academic accountability June 17, 2002 – Midterm July 22, 2002 – Classes end July 24, 2002 – Final Exam Course Description: Logistics and Supply Chain Management is unique and, to some degree, represents a paradox because it is concerned with one of the oldest and also the most newly discovered activities of business. (From Chopra and Meindl) Supply chain system activities – communication, inventory management, warehousing, transportation, and facility location – have been performed since the start of commercial activity. It is difficult to visualize any product that could reach a customer without logistical support. Yet it is only over the last few years that firms have started focusing on logistics and supply chain management as a source of competitive advantage. There is a realization that no company can do better than its logistics system. This becomes even more important given that product life cycles are shrinking and competition is intense. Logistics and Supply Chain Management today represents a great challenge as well as a tremendous opportunity for most firms. In this course we will view the supply chain from the point of view of a front- line supervisor. Logistics and Supply Chain Management is all about managing hand-offs in a supply chain – hand-offs of either information or product. From our perspective we will use the phrases logistics management, supply chain management and demand chain management interchangeably. Our goal is to understand how logistical decisions impact the performance of the firm as well as the entire supply chain. Course Objectives: The objectives for this course support the mission statement for the School of Business and expected learning outcomes for the B.B.A. in the specific area of logistics and supply chain management. These objectives are: 1. To introduce and study logistics/supply chain operations. 2. To give students the opportunity, both orally and in writing, to critically describe, analyze, and recommend improvements in logistics and supply chain operations. 3. For students to analytically solve problems related to inventory management, facility location, and supply chain optimization. 4. To utilize computer resources to research and analyze supply chain operations. 5. To understand the global environment and strategic alliances in modern business and their impact on supply chain management.
  3. 3. Course Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student should: 1. Understand basic terminology and supply chain operations in the context of today’s business environment. 2. Be able to observe and study business operations and then describe the logistics/supply chain systems in oral and written presentations. 3. Be able to critically analyze and report on the effectiveness of logistics and supply chain operations. 4. Be able to recommend areas for improvement in logistics and supply chain operations. 5. Be able to utilize appropriate software packages in the description and analysis of logistics and supply chain operations. 6. Understand physical and economic issues related to the establishment, sizing and location of warehouses and distribution centers. 7. Be able to solve problems by developing simplified models of transportation networks to determine most effective strategies for warehousing and distribution to meet customer demand. 8. Understand effective inventory management policy, demand variability, forecasting and lead time on inventory level and cost. 9. Understand the effect of demand variability and vendor managed inventory on optimizing the supply chain. 10. Understand the importance of strategic supply chain alliances and the impact of centralized versus decentralized networks. 11. Understand basic international issues in supply chain management. Course Procedures To Be Followed: 1. Course objectives and outcomes will be accomplished through reading, lectures, discussion, guest speakers, assigned projects, case analyses and examinations. 2. Student presentations will include appropriate visual aids such as power point slides; one copy will be given to the instructor on the assigned presentation date. 3. Case Analysis write-ups are to be typed and submitted at or before the beginning of the class period on the due date. If a submission date is missed, see the professor personally with a written reason. If approved by the instructor, late submissions will be accepted one class period after the due date, but an automatic reduction of 20% will be taken. 4. Examinations will cover material presented in class and in the textbook. If a scheduled exam is missed, see the professor personally with a written reason for the absence. Make-up exams will be given only in the case of serious illness; the professor reserves the right to exercise personal judgement in other cases. An excused absence for medical reasons requires a written excuse from a doctor’s office. If you cannot see a physician for financial reasons, CCSU offers a free clinic that is located in room D-207. All make- up exams are usually comprehensive in nature. Failure to take a scheduled exam, without prior permission for an excused absence, will result in a “0” grade for that exam.
  4. 4. Course Changes: The course syllabus provides a general plan for the course. The professor reserves the right to make periodic changes to the syllabus, including: assignments, projects, case studies, examinations, etc., in order to accommodate the needs of the class as a whole and fulfill the goals of the course. Assessment Tools: First Project/Presentation 10% Second Project/Presentation 15% 2 Exams Mid-term 15% Final 20% First Case Analysis/Write-up 10% Second Case Analysis/Write-up 15% Class Participation/Assigned Problems/Attendance 15% Grading: Grades will be assigned using the following scale: A: Average of 90 – 100% B: Average of 80 – 89% C: Average of 70 – 79% D: Average of 60 – 69% F: Average of 0 – 59% W: Withdrawal from the course on or before March 1, 2002 WF: Withdrawal from the course after March 1, 2002 Course Outline: DATE TOPIC May 15 Class orientation, introductions, syllabus overview, and discussion of course goals and objectives May 20 Chapter 1 – Introduction to Supply Chain Management Computerized Beer Distribution Game May 22 Chapter 2 – Logistics Network Configuration May 27 Holiday May 29 Chapter 3 – Inventory Management and Risk Pooling June 3 Project 1 Presentations Due: Describing Supply Chain June 5 Chapter 3 Continued June 10 Guest Speaker June 12 Written Case Analysis 1 Due/Review for Exam June 17 Mid-Term Exam June 19 Chapter 4 – The Value of Information June 24 Chapter 5 – Distribution Strategies June 26 Guest Speaker/Chapter 6 – Strategic Alliances July 1 Chapter 7 – International Issues in Supply Chain Mgmt July 3 Chapter 8 – Coordinate Product & Supply Chain Design July 8 Project 2 Presentations Due: Analysis of a Supply Chain July 10 Tour July 15 Chapter 9 – Customer value & Supply Chain Mgmt July 17 Chapter 10 – IT for Supply Chain Management July 22 Written Case Analysis 2 Due/Chap 11/Review July 24 Final Examination