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BUS 370 Syllabus Spring 2009-1

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BUS 370 Spring 2009 Operations & Supply Chain Management Location & Time: Nelson 3400, T H, 11:45-1:00 p.m. Instructor: Mr. Donavon Favre, Nelson Hall 2313 Phone: 513-0508 E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: 10:00-11:30 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday, and by appointment. I am regularly in the office, especially Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, so feel free to stop by as well. TAs: Jeff Vaughan - [email protected] Kevin Idahor – [email protected] Course Materials will come from two sources: 1. Course Website: I will post lecture notes, sample materials, and homework solutions to Vista at http://vista.ncsu.edu. 2. Required Text: Introduction to Operations & Supply Chain Management Second Edition (Cecil Bozarth and Rob Handfield), 2008, Pearson/Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-179103-6 Overview “Operations” produces the products or manages the services that an organization provides to its customers. Careful management of this area and its resources is required if the organization is to prosper, or indeed, survive. In contrast, supply chains encompass all activities associated with the flow of goods from the raw materials stage through to the end user, as well as the associated information flows. Supply chains link the operations of many organizations together. Course Objectives: Comprehension of business issues which managers face in setting up, planning, and controlling operations so you can effectively interact and solve problems with operations professionals in a business context (whether you work in supply chain or a related business function). Application of the concepts in operations including solving quantitative business problems (i.e. forecasting and inventory calculations) and applying the knowledge (i.e. selecting the best forecasting model for a specific business application). Gain knowledge of operations terminology (i.e. kanban, economic order quantity) so you can effectively communicate in an operations environment.
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Class Expectations Since this is an upper-level undergraduate course, I expect you to attend class regularly (slacker = loser) and participate in class activities and discussions. Learning is most effective when the class is a combination of teaching methods (i.e. lecture, discussion,
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