Syllabus 2020 Fall.pdf - OPRE 6378 OPERATONS MANAGEMENT FALL 2020 Course Syllabus Course Information Course Number\/Section Course Title Term Days

Syllabus 2020 Fall.pdf - OPRE 6378 OPERATONS MANAGEMENT...

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O P R E 6 3 7 8 O P E R A T O N S M A N A G E M E N T F A L L 2 0 2 0 P a g e 1 | 2 1 Course Syllabus Course Information Course Number/SectionOPRE 6378.001 Course Title Supply Chain Strategy Term Fall 2020 Days Wed Instructional Mode Remote Meeting Time 4:00pm-6:45pm Location eLearning and MS Teams Course Instructor & TA Contact Information ProfessorDr. David Widdifield, DM OfficeJSOM 13.215 Office Phone(972) 883-5168 Email Address[email protected] Office HoursVirtual (MS Teams) Thurs 2pm-5pmCourse Description The success of a product (and a firm) in today's global marketplace depends on activities of firms in the product's supply chain. This course is designed to develop critical thinking skills necessary for the strategic decision-making processes in supply chain management (SCM). Students will gain critical decision-making skills to better understand how industry practitioners use the decision process to accomplish corporate objectives. A secondary objective of the course is to introduce students to leading supply chain management theory, its application in the corporate environment, and the impact on local and global market levels. Students are prepared to identify, analyze, and prepare courses of action to address the logistics and supply chain challenges and opportunities facing today’s supply chain industry. Students will expand on previous SCM coursework and its application in supply chain strategy development critical for success in today’s marketplace. The course utilizes individual and team-based assignments, supplemented by business cases, industry articles, and course text to gain experience in creating and applying supply chain strategy. Assignments will explore recent supply chain trends utilizing the business case analysis methodology along with general industry practices of strategic decision-making such as agile project management, critical path method, lean six sigma, new product introduction, risk assessment/management, or waterfall project management. Students successfully completing the course will understand how supply chain strategy is crucial to; Create competitive and market positioning Create flexible, robust supply chain networks, Determine strategic partnerships, Employ sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) concepts, Evaluate make-buy decisions,
O P R E 6 3 7 8 O P E R A T O N S M A N A G E M E N T F A L L 2 0 2 0 P a g e 2 | 2 1 Identify, evaluate, and select technology solutions to coordinate and manage the global supply chain and, Support global operations. Course Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, and/or Other Restrictions None specified. Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes (Student) The main learning objective of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the role supply chain strategy plays in business processes to create unique competitive advantages in the marketplace. Additionally, students will also learn how to: Assess competitive and risk factors in the management of supply chain uncertainty when

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