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SCM 111: CONTEMPORARY LOGISTICS

3 hrs. (OC)

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This course focuses on the complex and dynamic subject of logistics and its role within supply chain management, including a detailed examination of many elements of the logistics systems. The course also examines methods of analyzing, implementing, and controlling logistics as used by a firm and those firms with which it is linked.

SCM 220: BASICS OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

2 hrs. (OC)

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This course is an introductory course for production and inventory management personnel and certified in production and inventory management (CPIM) candidates. It provides basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through, and out of an organization. The course addresses types of manufacturing systems, forecasting, master planning, material requirements planning, capacity management, production activity control, purchasing, inventory management, distribution, quality management, and Just-in-Time (JIT) manufacturing.

SCM 231: MASTER PLANNING OF RESOURCES

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: SCM 220 or department approval.

This course focuses on developing and validating a plan of supply, relating management of demand to environment, and developing and validating the master schedule. In this course students explore processes used to: develop sales and operations plans; identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements; and effect an achievable master schedule consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints.

SCM 232: DETAILED SCHEDULING AND PLANNING

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: SCM 220 or department approval.

This course focuses on material and capacity and scheduling and planning. It includes a detailed explanation of material requirements planning and introduces material-dominated scheduling. It explains capacity requirements planning in detail and introduces processor-dominated scheduling.

SCM 233: EXECUTION AND CONTROL OF OPERATIONS

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: SCM 220 or department approval.

This course focuses on three main areas: prioritizing and sequencing work; executing work plans, implementing controls, and reporting activity results; and evaluating and providing feedback on performance. It explains techniques for scheduling and controlling production and process operations and addresses the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans as well as the control and handling of inventories.

SCM 234: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: SCM 220, 231, 232, and 233 or department approval.

This course explores the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. The course addresses three main topics: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change.

SCM 245: INTRODUCTION TO ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP) SYSTEMS

3 hrs. (OC)

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This course introduces integrated business processes with Enterprise Resource Planning systems. The course is intended to explain how fundamental business processes including Accounting, Procurement, Fulfillment, Production, Inventory and Warehouse Management, and Material Planning interact with an ERP system like SAP.