Introduction to Supply Chain Management

Course Code: SCM 3503

Academic Year: 2023-2024

In this course, students study the design, planning, execution and control of supply chain and logistics activities. The objective of supply chain management is to create value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand and measuring performance globally. Logistics is part of the supply chain, and deals with procurement; production; and storage and distribution of goods and services in the right quantity, right condition, right time and right place. The goal of this course is to cover high-level supply chain strategy and concepts as well as to give students a solid understanding of basic logistic activities, the ability to use analytical tools, exposure to recent technology used and hands-on experience with relevant computer software. Research and case studies of existing industry supply chain applications are studied. A field trip and visit of an industry guest speaker in class are an integral part of the course.