Catalog 2016-2017 
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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TLM 415 Supply Chain Management and Technologies

5 credits
This course acquaints students with the global supply chain, with an emphasis on supply sources, distribution, production planning, information systems, customer service, inventory management, warehouse management, supply chain relationships and challenges facing managers today. Students completing the course will be able to understand supply chain management concepts and strategies that help firms become more responsive in today’s changing global markets and provide a key source of competitive advantage. They will learn strategies for outsourcing, distribution, production planning, customer service, inventory management, warehouse management, and the use of 3PL and 4PL providers in the supply chain. In addition, the class acquaints students to currently applicable technologies and how firms gain competitive advantages by embracing and adapting RFID, bar coding, sorting, picking, and track and trace technologies into their supply chains. Uses examples from retail, pharmaceutical, defense, manufacturing, and logistics industries.

Prerequisites: TLM 301  and admission to the BASTLM program.

Quarters Offered: Winter

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Apply supply chain management concepts and strategies
  • Describe warehouse management, materials handling and packaging issues
  • Integrate logistics management with quality customer service
  • Utilize strategic service response logistics and reverse logistics
  • Compare and contrast domestic and international transportation costs, benefits, and processes
  • Apply management and production scheduling to the supply chain
  • Identify future challenges in supply chain management and apply critical thought and analysis to propose potential solutions