PRINCIPLES OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Course Number: MGMT 3106
Course Title: Principles of Supply Chain Management (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: MGMT 3101; MKTG 3101
Instructor: Professor John Mascaritolo
Course Location: University Center U-331
Meeting Times: Tuesday and Thursday Class – 8:15pm to 10:20pm
Office Hours: T/R 2:30pm to 3:15pm and 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Other times by appointment
Phone: 678-466-4564 (Office)
678-466-4500 (Department Office)
Home Page: http://business.clayton.edu/mascaritolo/
Required Text: Coyle, Bardi, and Langley, Supply Chain Management – A
Supply Chain Perspective, 8th Edition, South-Western Thompson
Learning (2003) ISBN 0324376928
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
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 http://itpchoice.clayton.edu for full details of this
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University. Students are expected to abide by the Student Code of
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activities will not tolerated. While a variety of behaviors can be
disruptive in a classroom setting, more serious examples include
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violation, a student may be administratively withdrawn and may
receive a grade of WF.
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School of Business
Mission: The Mission of the School of Business is to:
- Prepare a diverse student body for business and professional
careers by providing a quality education.
- Provide a student-centered learning environment, using
technology to enhance student learning.
- Support faculty in applied and instructional research and service
to the profession.
- Serve primarily the metropolitan Atlanta area.
January 12 – First day of weekday classes
Jan. 17-19 - MLK Holiday
March 19-24 – Regents’ Testing
May 5-11 – Finals week
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
5. To understand the global environment and strategic alliances in
modern business and their impact on supply chain
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
3. Be able to recommend areas for improvement in logistics and
supply chain operations.
4. Understand effective inventory management policy, demand
variability, forecasting and lead time on inventory level and
5. Understand the importance of strategic supply chain alliances
and the impact of centralized versus decentralized networks.
6. Understand basic international issues in supply chain
To Be Followed: 1. Course objectives and outcomes will be accomplished
through reading, lectures, discussion, quizzes, guest speakers,
assigned problems, 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. Problems and Case Analyses write-ups are to be submitted on
or before 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
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 judgment 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, CSU 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.
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.
Project: Project: Each student will concentrate on the assigned chapter of choice to
answer three (3) selected questions that are associated with the
chapter’s subject material.
• The assigned questions will be answered in a paper format written in
Times New Roman Font size 12, double spaced as a complete paper in
• Each question will be answered in a minimum of two pages using
outside references to support the text book information and subject
• Each question page will state the question at the top of the page
followed by the answer.
• There will be a title page and a summary page explaining what the
chapter was about.
• In addition to the student will do a presentation covering the assigned
chapter and three (3)questions. Each presentation will be in
PowerPoint presented to the class on the assigned date listed in the
• The PowerPoint presentation must be sent to the professor no later
than one day before the assigned presentation date so the presentation
can be saved on the professor’s PC. The professor’s PC will be used
for all the presentations.
Assessment Tools: Project Analysis and Presentation 30 %
Mid-term 20 %
Final 30 %
Quizzes 20 %
Note: Lack of Attendance will have an effect on your grade – See Attendance Policy
Policy: Each student is expected to attend class on all scheduled days, and
must to be on time. Cell phones must be turned off during class as
well as PC’s unless instructed to have them open for class needs.
• A student is allowed one missed scheduled class period
without affecting their grade.
• If a student is absent for two additional scheduled class
periods, his/her grade will be reduced by a letter grade.
• If a student is absent for two more additional scheduled
class periods or four (4) in total, his/her grade will be
reduced by two letter grades.
• If a student is absent for five or more scheduled class
periods, his/her grade will be an “F” for the course.
Tardiness: Every student is expected to be in class at the scheduled
• Being late to class is indicated by a student entering the
classroom after the professor begins the class session.
• One recorded late will be the equivalent of one class
hour. A total of three times late will equal one full
schedule class period.
• The number of times late will follow the same number
of occurrences as listed above for absences and grade
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 February 12, 2008
WF: Withdrawal from the course after February 12, 2008
Note: Should you feel it necessary to drop this course, please discuss this feeling with the
professor before you make your final decision. It is important to make sure there are no
perceptions of the course or yourself in making the decision to drop the course.
Tuesday and Thursday CLASS SCHEDULE
May 26 Course introduction/overview/syllabus.
Introduction of class members and professor
Chapter 1: Supply Chain Management – An Overview
May 28 Chapter 2: Role of Logistics in Supply Chains
June 2 Chapter 3: Global Dimensions of Supply Chains Service.
June 4 Chapter 4: Supply Chain Relationships
Assign paper project.
June 9 Chapter 9: Managing Inventory in the Supply Chain
Chapter 8: Order Management and Customer Service
June 11 Chapter 7: Demand Management
June 16 Subject material “catch up” Day
Review for Mid-Term Exam
June 18 Mid-Term Exam
June 23 Chapter 5: Supply Chain Performance Measurement and
What are Metrics?
June 25 Chapter 10: Transportation – Managing the Flow of the Supply
June 30 Chapter 11: Distribution – Managing Fulfillment Operations
July 2 Chapter 14: Operations – Producing Goods and Services
July 7 Chapter 6: Supply Chain Technology –Managing Information
July 9 Catch up on course material
July 14 Chapter 15: Managing Reverse Flows in the Supply Chain
July 16 Chapter 13: Sourcing Materials and Services
July 21 Chapter 16: Strategic Challenges and Change for Supply Chains
July 23 Chapter 12: Supply Chain Network Analysis and Design
Review for Mid-Term Exam
July 28 Mid-Term Exam (Chapters 1-4 and 7-10)
Final Exam (Ch 5,6, and 11-16) Exam date and chapters
subject to change
July 30 No Class