BUS-P319 Supply Chain Management with Digital Technologies
- 16 weeks
- 3 credits
- Prerequisite(s): BUS-K 201 or BUSK 204
Supply chain management is an integrated approach to planning, implementing and controlling the flow of information, materials and services from raw material and component suppliers through the manufacturing of the finished product for ultimate distribution to the end customer. It includes the systematic integration of processes for demand planning, customer relationship collaboration, order fulfillment/delivery, product/service launch, manufacturing/operations planning and control, supplier relationship collaboration, life cycle support, and reverse logistics and their associated risks. Digital technologies, for example, end-to-end digital connectivity, blockchain, AI, virtual reality, are enabling improved, faster, and more granular decision making in supply chain management. Topics in this course include: facility network design, supply chain coordination, forecasting, omnichannel retail, inventory management, transportation network design, sourcing and sustainability. Students learn to use analytical tools (e.g., mathematical models and Excel spreadsheet) to design and evaluate the performance of a supply chain.