UST OPMT 350 - OPMT 350-01Supply Chain Management Fall 2014 Syllabus (10 pages)

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Opmt 350 - Supply Chain Management
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Opus College of Business Opus College of Business Mission Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition the Opus College of Business develops effective principled business leaders who think globally act ethically and create enduring value for society COURSE INFO OPMT 350 Section 01 Supply Chain Management Tuesday Thursday 8 00 a m 9 40 a m SCH 421 Minneapolis TERM Fall 2014 INSTRUCTOR Dr Sameer Kumar email sameerkumar724 gmail com or skumar stthomas edu I strive to respond as soon as practical but always within one business day barring unforeseen circumstances Phone 651 962 4350 Minneapolis TMH 331M OFFICE HOURS Tuesday Thursday 12 30 pm 2 30 p m and other times by appointment REQUIRED TEXT Bowersox Closs Cooper and Bowersox 2013 Supply Chain Logistics Management 4th Edition McGraw Hill Suggested additional reading 1 Fawcett Ellram and Ogden 2007 Supply Chain Management From Vision to Implementation 1st Edition Pearson Prentice Hall 2 Seppanen Kumar and Chandra 2007 Process Analysis and Improvement Tools and Techniques 1st Edition McGraw Hill 3 Simchi Levi Kaminsky and Simchi Levi 2005 Designing and Managing the Supply Chain 2nd Edition McGraw Hill COMPUTER SOFTWARE Excel Risk add on to Excel Microsoft Office with Solver and SPSS READINGS PROBLEMS AND CASES All the readings are listed in the CLASS SCHEDULE portion of this syllabus CLASS WEB SITE Black Board INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY Dr Sameer Kumar is a Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management and Qwest endowed Chair in Global Communications and Technology Management in the Opus College of Business University of St Thomas since September 2002 Dr Kumar has been Professor of Engineering and Technology Management at the University of St Thomas from Fall 1997 to Spring 2002 Prior to joining St Thomas he was a Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Wisconsin Stout For the past 20 years Dr Kumar has focused on investigating design and modeling issues for business operations that take the form of a virtual enterprise a supply chain and a value chain Specifically he has concentrated on developing a common body of inter disciplinary knowledge in supply chain informatics Major areas of interest include optimization concepts applied to design and operational management of production and service systems where issues relating to selection deployment of technologies and capital 1 Opus College of Business investment justification decisions are also considered More recently areas of research interests have included innovative approaches to product development business processes and supply chain management encompassing theory development such as linkages between management of supply chain technology life cycle information technologies e commerce including modeling of decisions in supply chain and associated multi dimensional benchmarking Dr Kumar has a Ph D in Industrial Engineering and Masters in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from University of Minnesota a Masters in Computer Science from University of Nebraska Lincoln and a Masters in Mathematics from University of Delhi India He spent 16 years in industry providing expertise in operations management industrial engineering modeling technology and global communications implementation issues He has worked in State Trading Corporation of India Toro Company Thermo King Corporation and Star Tribune Newspapers as Project Analyst Technical Systems Architect and Systems Manager Dr Kumar has published number of books and articles in various refereed international journals and also presented many papers in national and international conferences and also on the editorial board of various refereed journals He is a Certified Manufacturing Technologist Certified Manufacturing Engineer Certified Plant Engineer and a Registered Professional Engineer COURSE OBJECTIVES The purpose of the course is to develop an in depth understanding of integrative managerial issues and challenges related to developing and implementing a firm s supply chain strategy Attention is directed to supply chain logistics mission confronted by varied types of business organizations Supply chain logistics is positioned as a value adding process that achieves time and place synchronization of demand stimulation and order fulfillment Emphasis will be placed on challenges related to providing a supply chain infrastructure for procurement manufacturing and market distribution The topics to be covered span supply chain strategy segmental positioning service provider relationship development and maintenance value added services sustainability forecasting and collaborative planning order management transportation inventory warehousing and materials handling The course will conclude with emphasis on facility network design risk management and integrated performance measurement The class sessions will combine interactive lecture and discussion focused on critical thinking regarding assigned topics Advanced preparation will be essential for effective class participation A limited number of problems involving Risk software and from the textbook will be assigned as homework The other requirements for the course include analyzing business cases four reading assessment tests 60 minutes each five quizzes 10 15 minutes each class group exercises and a term project on a topic chosen from the list provided by the instructor The objectives of this course are to 1 Develop an understanding of the importance of supply chain logistics in the formation of business strategy and the conduct of supply chain operations 2 Develop an in depth understanding of supply chain logistics operating areas and their interrelationship 3 Strengthen integrative management analytical and problem solving skills 4 Able to explain supply chain principles and concepts 5 Able to use supply chain management terminology tools and measurements 6 Enhance the student s abilities to function as part of the management team in supply chain management oriented organizations 2 Opus College of Business LEARNING TOOLS OF THE COURSE There will be a combination of interactive lecture and class participation Students are required to read textbook assignments and cases before class and be prepared for discussion presentations and tests There are group presentations on various topics for additional insight to various supply chain concepts and principles Students should be prepared to discuss and write on examples taken from their employers


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