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07Fall_BUS_144_SEC_2_Zhou_S - BUS 144 SUPPLY CHAIN...

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1 BUS 144 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT – Fall 2007 1. Course Information: Instructor: Dr. Shu Zhou Department: Organization and Management College of Business, San Jose State University. Fall Semester 2007 Course Title: Supply Chain Management Course Code: BUS 144 Section: 2 Class Hours & Location: MW 15:00 - 16:15 @ BBC220 Office Hours: MW 16:30 - 17:45 and by appointment Office Location: BT 458 Office Phone: 408-924-3571 E-mail: [email protected] Preferred Contact: To make an appointment, email is the best method to reach me. Course Material: Textbook: Designing and Managing the Supply Chain , 3 rd Edition By Simchi-Levi, Kaminsky, and Simchi-Levi Course Website: Course slides and other materials will be available on WEBCT. I will upload them on the class meeting day. 2. Course Description: a. Course Description: In today’s global markets, it is important to effectively integrate suppliers, manufacturers, distribution centers, and customers. Firms are currently viewing supply chain management (SCM) as the core of their business strategy and providing employees with training on SCM.
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2 This class will address concepts and tools for effective and efficient management of supply chains. Topics include supply chain design, strategic sourcing, global operations, inventory management, value of information, smart pricing and revenue management, RFID, and etc. This course involves lectures, discussions, case studies, and when possible outside lecturers. b. Course Objectives: 1. To gain an understanding and appreciation of the principles and applications relevant to the supply chain management (SCM). 2. To develop skills necessary to effectively analyze and synthesize the many inter-relationships inherent in complex supply chain systems. 3. To reinforce analytical skills already learned, and build on these skills to further increase your "portfolio" of useful analytical tools for SCM. 4. To gain some ability to recognize situations in an SCM environment that suggests the use of certain quantitative methods to assist in decision making. 5. To increase your knowledge, and broaden your perspective of the world in which you will contribute your talents and leadership in the future. 3. Course Requirements: a. Attendance: Active student participation is encouraged and expected. Absence should be accompanied with appropriate documents, such as a note from your doctor. Prolonged absence can result in grade deterioration. It is in your best interest to bring prolonged absence to my attention as soon as possible. When you can't attend a class because of a certain reason, you are responsible for keeping up with class materials as well as for checking if homework was announced or not. b. Class Preparation: Students will receive the greatest benefit by completing all the reading assignments in advance of class, attending class, and being active participants in classroom discussions. Sharing of opinions, ideas and questions is strongly encouraged and greatly benefits all participants.
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