SCMN 3321: Supply Chain Management

Students examine the strategic fit of supply chains with organizational goals which lays the foundation for advanced study in the field. Topics include an introduction to supply chain management; supply chain strategy; demand management, inventory management; inventory modeling; supply chain network design and facility location; warehouse management; and transportation management.

Learning outcomes

  1. Discuss the basic principles of supply chain management.
  2. Describe the main issues and challenges in managing supply chains.
  3. Recognize the strategic importance of supply chains in achieving organizational goals.
  4. Explain the demand management in supply chain phenomenon.
  5. Apply inventory management analytical tools and strategies.
  6. Discuss the qualitative factors and analytical tools important in choosing facility locations.
  7. Effectively manage, plan and operate warehouse facilities.
  8. Explain various shipment terms, modes of transportation, and criteria for mode selection.
  9. Apply simple transportation algorithms in solving transportation problems.

Course topics

  • Module 1: Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Module 2: Supply chain strategy and performance measures
  • Module 3: Demand management & forecasting
  • Module 4: Inventory management & modeling
  • Module 5: Facility location & supply chain network design
  • Module 6: Warehouse Management
  • Module 7: Transportation Management

Required text and materials

Chopra, S. (2019). Supply chain management: Strategy, planning, and operation (7th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson Education
ISBN: 978-0-13-473188-9


Please be aware that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines all in-person exams have been suspended. As such, all final exams are currently being delivered through ProctorU, which has an approximate fee of $35 involved. There will be more information in your course shell, on how to apply, if your course has a final exam.

To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.

Assignment 1: SCM Introduction, Issues & Strategy 10%
Assignment 2: Demand, Inventory & Location Management 10%
Assignment 3: Warehouse, Transportation & Journal Entry 5%
Assignment 4: Journal Responses 10%
Assignment 5: Research Report 15%
Final Examination* 50%
Total 100%


Open Learning Faculty Member

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of your course.

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