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  • 1. OMIS 340 Supply Chain Management Spring 2006 Instructor: Dr. Gregory Stock Office: Barsema 328L Phone: 753-9329 E-mail: gstock@niu.edu Webpage: Blackboard Office Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 AM-12:00 PM; 12:45-2:00 PM; 3:15-4:00 PM And by appointment Text: Supply Chain Management (3nd Edition), Chopra and Meindl, Prentice-Hall, 2006 OMIS 340 Course Pack – contains readings and cases Course Description A comprehensive study of the concepts, processes, and strategies used in the development and management of global supply chains. Supply-chain management (SCM) is a systems approach to managing the entire flow of information, materials, and services from raw material suppliers through factories and warehouses to the final end-customer. Specific topics include global supply chain management, procurement, electronic commerce, information technologies, and logistics activities. SCM represents a philosophy of doing business that stresses processes and integration. This course will be taught through the use of textbook materials, outside readings, and case analysis. Course Objectives • Understand how to use the general concepts of process mapping and analysis • Understand the general concepts of supply chain management. • Understand the processes involved in supply chain management. • Understand how to develop and manage efficient and effective global supply chains. • Understand how technology and information systems work as enablers to provide leverage in gaining and maintaining competitive advantage in the marketplace. • To develop quantitative and qualitative problem solving skills using Excel and other information system tools Process Analysis Assignment There will be an individual process analysis assignment in the first month of the semester. Analysis and understanding of operational processes will enhance your grasp of supply chain management. Process analysis is also important in the effective specification, evaluation, and application of information systems. A hard copy of this assignment must be submitted at the beginning of the class on which it is due. Also, an electronic copy of this assignment must be submitted to the Digital Drop Box in Blackboard no later than 15 minutes before the start of the class on which it is due. A late assignment will not be accepted and will receive a grade of zero. Homework There are three homework assignments during the semester. They will be completed in teams of approximately two or three students. You will be randomly assigned to a homework team at least two weeks before the first homework assignment is due, and this team will stay the same for all homework 1
  • 2. assignments. The assignments will be posted on Blackboard under Course Documents. The due date for each homework assignment is listed in the course schedule found at the end of this syllabus. A printed copy of the homework assignment must be turned in at the beginning of class on which it is due. Also, an electronic copy of the homework assignment must be submitted to the Digital Drop Box no later than 15 minutes before the start of the class on which it is due. Late homework assignments will not be accepted and will receive a grade of zero. Exams There will be a midterm exam and a final exam during the semester. Exams may include a mix of multiple choice, short answer, essay, and quantitative questions, as well as short cases. Quizzes There will be four or five unannounced quizzes during the semester. These quizzes will consist of multiple choice or true-false questions based on the assigned reading for the class. Quizzes will be given at the beginning of class. If you are late or absent and miss a quiz, you will receive a score of zero. There will be no makeup quizzes. Cases To tie together the concepts covered during the course, four cases will be assigned. For each case a team of approximately five students will present its analysis of the case to the class. These teams will be assigned randomly several weeks prior to the first case presentation. This presentation will be approximately 30 minutes, followed by a discussion of the case with the class. Your team will also be expected to respond to questions from the class and from the instructor. Students who are not part of the presenting team are also expected to read and analyze the case as well, and they should be prepared to discuss the case and ask intelligent questions of the presenting team. Each team will prepare a two-page written analysis of each case, except for the case they are presenting. Specific guidelines for preparing the written case analyses will be provided in a document on Blackboard. The material from case presentations will be covered on the final exam. Case Presentation Evaluation To ensure that you gain the greatest benefit from the cases, each team will also evaluate the presentation of one of the cases by another team. More details of the requirements for the evaluation will be provided in a document posted in Blackboard. Your team will be graded on the quality of your evaluation. Class Participation Class participation will be based on the value you add to the class through your questions, statements, and comments. It is the quality of these contributions that is more important than the quantity. Attendance Attendance is mandatory and will be checked for each class session. The OMIS attendance policy (http:// www.cob.niu.edu/omis/bs_attendance.html) will be in effect. In addition, an unexcused class absence will adversely affect your class participation grade. Course Grading 2
  • 3. The grade will be based on a mix of cases, exams, quizzes, and class participation. There will be both group and individual assignments. A peer evaluation will be used to adjust scores of group assignments to reflect the individual contribution of each team member if necessary. Midterm Exam (individual) 100 points Final Exam (individual) 100 points Process analysis assignment (individual) 20 points Homework assignments (3@10 points each) (group ) 30 points Case presentation (group) 50 points Case presentation evaluation (group) 10 points Case analyses (3@10 points each) (group) 30 points Quizzes (4 or 5 total) (individual) 20 points Class participation (individual) 20 points Total 380 points Final course grades will be based on the total number of points earned during the semester: Point total Grade 342-380 (90-100% of total possible points) A 304-341 (80-89.9% of total possible points) B 266-303 (70-79.9% of total possible points) C 228-265 (60-69.9% of total possible points) D < 228 (<60% of total possible points) F Academic Misconduct Academic misconduct or cheating will not be tolerated. The following definition of academic misconduct has been developed by Northern Illinois University: Academic misconduct is defined as receipt or transmission of unauthorized aid on assignments or examinations, plagiarism, unauthorized use of examination materials, or other forms of dishonesty in academic matters. Academic misconduct is a major offense at Northern Illinois University because it diminishes the quality of scholarship in our academic community and cheats those who may eventually depend upon our knowledge and integrity. Special Circumstances If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact me as soon as possible. 3
  • 4. Detailed Course Schedule Date Topic Reading Assignment Due 8/29 Course Introduction Process Analysis “Process Fundamentals” 8/31 Process Analysis “Process Fundamentals” 9/5 Process Analysis “Process Fundamentals” 9/7 Process Analysis “Process Fundamentals” 9/12 Process Analysis “Process Fundamentals” 9/14 Understanding the Supply Chain Chapter 1 9/19 Supply Chain Performance Chapter 2 Process Analysis Assignment due 9/21 Supply Chain Drivers and Metrics Chapter 3 9/26 Designing Distribution Networks Chapter 4 9/28 Network Design in the Supply Chain Chapter 5 10/3 Network Design in the Supply Chain Chapter 5 10/5 Transportation in the Supply Chain Chapter 13 10/10 Transportation in the Supply Chain Chapter 13 10/12 Demand Forecasting in the Supply Chain Chapter 7 Homework due: Network Design/Transportation 10/17 Demand Forecasting in the Supply Chain Chapter 7 10/19 Midterm Exam Chapters 1-5, 13 10/24 Cycle Inventory Chapter 10 10/26 Cycle Inventory Chapter 10 Homework due: Forecasting 10/31 Safety Inventory Chapter 11 11/2 Safety Inventory Chapter 11 11/7 Sourcing Decisions in the Supply Chain Chapter 14 11/9 Information Technology in the Supply Chain Chapter 16 Homework due: Inventory 11/14 Coordination in the Supply Chain Chapter 17 11/16 Case presentation Exel plc case presentation (Team 1) Exel plc written case analysis due 11/21 No Class – DSI 11/23 No Class – Thanksgiving 11/28 Case presentation Levi Strauss & Co.: Global Sourcing (A) presentation (Team 2) Exel plc case presentation evaluation due (Team 3) Levi Strauss written case analysis due 11/30 Case presentation Zara: IT for Fast Fashion presentation (Team 3) 4
  • 5. Levi Strauss case presentation evaluation due (Team 4) Zara case written case analysis due 12/5 Case presentation Barilla SpA (A) presentation (Team 4) Zara case presentation evaluation due (Team 1) Barilla written case analysis due 12/7 Review and evaluations Barilla case presentation evaluation due (Team 2) 12/14 Final Exam: 10:00 AM – 11:50 AM Chapters 10-11, 15-17, Cases 5