Logistics and Materials Management (182)
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For complete 2018-2019 programs/academic plans, please refer to Academic Programs.
182-103 Introduction to Supply Chain Management
The course will provide an understanding of the fundamental concepts of supply chain management. The learner will explore all functional areas of supply chain management with an integrated view of procurement, manufacturing and operations management, transportation and logistics, inventory and warehousing, demand planning, scheduling and performance management.
182-104 Inventory Management
This course will have learners analyze the role of inventory within the supply chain. The learner will apply decision-making skills and complete activities on topics including inventory control, performance measurements, inventory flow, physical inventory management, and warehouse and distribution center management. Learners will also incorporate related technology and integrated forecasting, planning, scheduling, and transportation topics.
This course develops the learner's understanding of the principles, strategies, and tactics of effective negotiation and professional relationship management. The learner will be able to identify and assess the variables in negotiations, develop sound negotiation planning techniques as well as an understanding of various strategies and tactics to resolve conflicts, contractual and interpersonal differences.
This course will develop the learner's understanding of the role of purchasing within an organization. Learners will explore basic purchasing activities such as supplier selection and management, demand forecasting, purchasing procedures, monitoring customer orders, contingency planning, and cost management. The course prepares learners to assess technology, quality, legal, ethical, and global considerations as they relate to purchasing decisions.
182-107 Distribution & Logistics
This course will develop the student's understanding of logistics within a supply chain including the flow of goods and information from the point of origin to the point of consumption. Students will analyze topics such as facility location, order management and distribution, packaging and materials handling, and transportation. Students will complete an in-depth evaluation of transportation management including classification, documentation, contracts, and freight claims. Global transportation, transportation services, forward and reverse logistics, and related technology will also be explored.
182-108 Supply Chain Management Internship
This course will provide learners with industry based exposure while learning how supply chain management processes work in organizations. The learner will gain on the-job experience and training as they apply knowledge gained throughout the program to real life professional situations. Formal approval by the Dean of Business / Program Coordinator is required.