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  • Syllabus Template OMGT 5013—Supply Chain Management for Operations Managers Term III January 11 – March 4, 2010 Tuesday/Thursday 6-9 pm Instructor: Nia Wright Email: Phone: 870-763-1486 work 870-623-1327 cell Course description revision—pending approval for Fall 2010 : Focuses on the development and application of decision models in supply chains with emphasis on supply chain performance, cost, and metrics; demand forecasting; aggregate planning; inventory management; supply chain design and distribution; transportation modeling and analysis; supply chain coordination; the role of information technology; and sourcing decisions. Spreadsheet tools and techniques will be used to analyze supply chain performance. Prerequisites: OMGT 4333 and OMGT 5003. Required Textbook: Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, & Operation, 4th edition. Sunil Chopra and Peter Meindl, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010. ISBN 13: 978-0-13-608040-4. Course Goals/Objectives: 1. Be able to define a supply chain and discuss its goals and the impact of supply chain decisions on the success of the organization 2. Describe how a company achieves strategic fit between its supply chain strategy and its competitive strategy 3. Identify the major drivers of supply chain performance and be able to define the key metrics for tracking performance of the supply chain for each driver 4. Understand the role of forecasting for both an enterprise and a supply chain and be able to identify the components of a demand forecast 5. Understand the importance of aggregate planning as a supply chain activity 6. Understand the impact of quantity discounts and trade promotions on lot size and cycle inventory 7. Understand the role of safety inventory in a supply chain and be able to identify the factors that influence the appropriate level of safety inventory 8. Understand the role of sourcing in a supply chain and identify the dimensions of supplier performance that impact total cost 1
  • 9. Identify the key factors that must be considered when designing a distribution network and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of various distribution options 10. Define uncertainties that are particularly relevant when designing global supply chains and explain strategies for mitigating risk in global supply chains 11. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different modes of transportation in a supply chain 12. Explain the importance of information and information technology in a supply chain 13. Describe supply chain coordination, the bullwhip effect, and their impact on supply chain performance 14. Identify obstacles to coordination in supply chains Course Requirements: Assignments: Students are expected to be familiar with the chapter material and case studies before each class. Class discussion and participation will be a part of grade. Projects: 1. Detailed team paper (minimum 15 pages) 2. PowerPoint Presentation (each team member must participate) *The above items must be turned in to the instructor prior to the team presentation – include all team names on both. Teams will be assigned by the instructor. Each team will work on a specific project, given by the instructor at a later date. The projects must incorporate some of the ideas and principles discussed in class pertaining to the following: 1. Overall supply/demand picture of supply chain variable and its impact on the business unit 2. Regional issues pertaining to supply chain variable at the business unit 3. Cost model of the supply chain variable and how it impacts the business unit’s 1) Production Performance, 2) Marketing/Sales Performance, and 3) Accounting/Financial Performance 4. Suggestions on how improvements can be made regarding supply chain variable at business unit Exams: A mid-term and a final test will be given Evaluation Procedures: Grading Scale: 90-100 A 80 – 89 B 70 – 79 C 60 – 69 D Below 60 F Total Points available: Mid Term Test 100 20% Final Test 100 20% Team Paper/Presentation 200 40% Case Study 50 10% Class Participation 50 10% Total 500 2
  • Academic Honesty Policy: Students enrolling in the University of Arkansas graduate courses must take personal responsibility in making sure their conduct reflects the spirit of the instructor’s view on academic honesty and the University’s view on academic honesty. The University of Arkansas strives to be a center of academic excellence. As part of our Statement of Ethics, the University strives to preserve academic honor and integrity by repudiating all forms of academic and intellectual dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism and all other forms of academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty is unacceptable and is subject to a disciplinary response. • Students who are caught cheating or committing plagiarism may be given a failing grade in the course by the professor and may be subject to dismissal or further discipline. • Plagiarism is often misunderstood as referring only to passing off another’s writing as one’s own. The definition also extends to ideas and arguments taken from others’ work without proper citing of the original source. It is also not permissible to construct papers or reports by merely “cutting and pasting” and then just citing another’s work. In writing for homework or projects, you should read and learn, process information through your mind, relate ideas, and then express your take on the material you’ve read in your own words . Cite the references where you found your information. If you do use someone else’s words, do so sparingly, use quotation marks, and cite. A complete statement of the U of A’s Academic Honesty Policy is available in the UA Student Handbook and the UA Graduate Catalog. Inclement Weather Policy: If the base or campus closes for inclement weather or other reasons, your site coordinator will be the first to know. She will call the professors and send the students e-mail advising of class cancellations. If your professor cancels a class he/she will contact the site coordinator, and she will send an e-mail to the students in that class advising of class cancellation. Course Units/Calendar: Class 1 Chapter 1 – 2 Class 2 Chapter 3 - 4 50 points possible Case Study from Chapter 3 Due Class 3 Chapter 5 Class 4 Chapter 5 Class 5 Mid Term - Chapters 1-5 100 points possible Class 6 Chapter 6 Class 7 Chapter 7 – 8 3
  • Class 8 Chapter 9 – 10 Class 9 Chapter 11 Class 10 Chapter 12 Class 11 Chapter 13 Class 12 Chapter 14 Class 13 Chapter 15 Class 14 Chapter 16 Class 15 Final Exam 100 points possible Class 16 Team Paper/Presentation 200 points possible 1. Conduct of the Course Case studies and examples from text will be used to teach students supply chain management principles. An emphasis on spreadsheet analysis will be used to provide students with relevant examples of supply chain problem-solving techniques. Guest speakers will also be included in learning activities to add insight to class project. 2. Attendance Requirements Attendance is important for success in this class. Please turn in all work when it is due, even if you will not be in class. Try not to miss a scheduled test. Contact me if you will not be able to attend class. I can be reached via email or phone. 3. Caveat re: changes to syllabus “The above schedule and procedures in this course are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances.” For a comprehensive look at syllabus preparation visit 4