Jesse H. Jones School of Business
Course outline Fall 2012
Course: Supply Chain Management (MGSC. 625)
Instructor: K. V. Ramaswamy, Ph.D.
Office Hours: MW. 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Other times by appointment
Telephone: (713) 313-7708
This course is designed to provide a strategic managerial emphasis that blends strategy with operations. Specific topics include Supply Chain Management Strategy and Design; Global Supply Chain Procurement and Distribution; Transportation and Transshipment Models; Demand Forecasting; Quality Management; Acceptance Sampling and Resource Planning.
To understand the major challenges and issues facing organizations developing and implementing supply chain strategies.
To analyze the benefits that can accrue from implementing effective chain practices and
To develop an understanding of the analytical tools for managing supply chains.
Required Text and Materials:
The required text book for the course available at the University’s bookstore is:
Operations Management- Creating Value Along the Supply Chain, 7th Ed. Russell & Taylor, Wiley , 2009.
Students will be responsible for all materials presented which will be drawn from reading assignments in text and related references. Student grades will be determined based on 1) examinations, 2) homework assignments and 3) Term Paper
Mid-Term 30 pts A+ 96 - 100
Final 30 pts A 90 - 95
Assignments 25 pts B+ 86 - 89
Term paper 15 pts B 80 - 85
----------- C+ 76 - 79
Total 100 pts C 70 - 75
D+ 66 - 69
D 60 - 64
F Below 60
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