SCM301_SYLLABUS_-_Spring_2009 - The Pennsylvania State...

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The Pennsylvania State University Berks Campus SCM 301: Supply Chain Management – Section 50 Spring Semester 2009 Course Description The student will be required to demonstrate a basic understanding in the follow areas for successful completion of the class. 1. An appreciation for the competitive factors and decisions involved with the movement and storage of goods as well as related information 2. An understanding of the various components of the supply chain including customer service, inventory management, traffic and transportation, location analysis, and procurement as well as the manner in which they are inter-related. 3. Awareness that logistics can be called the science of tradeoffs. The student will be able to identify and evaluate various possible options and decide which are in the true best interest of the firm. 4. A realistic view of the need for integration of functions within firms and how such integration can lead to competitive advantage. 5. An ability to begin to answer such critical questions as: a. How much inventory should we have? b. When do we need to place orders with suppliers? c. Why might the use of airfreight be a less costly option than using truck? d. Where should a new distribution center be located ? e. When will a public warehouse be more logical than our own facility? 6. The global impact of the modern supply chain and how it impacts a firm. Course Materials 1. Text: Coyle, Bardi, and Langley, The Management of Business Logistics, 8 th ed ., South-Western, a division of Cengage Learning, 2008. 2. Students are encouraged to keep abreast of current events in world business. Reading The Wall Street Journal is essential to meet this objective. Reading such periodicals or their on-line versions as Economist, Forbes, and Fortune is highly recommended. Instructor Richard G. Hoffmann, C.P.M. Fax : 610-369-5613 Primary E-Mail: rgh11@psu.edu Secondary E-Mail: sethzach@comcast.net Conduct of Class I tend to be more of a practitioner than a theoretician. I have worked in this field for over 35 years and I still find it extremely challenging and exciting. My experience is in many areas of the supply chain, mainly transportation (private fleet, common carrier and rail), purchasing, site selection, warehousing, and
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2009 for the course FIN 301 taught by Professor Andelin,stevenle during the Spring '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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