Course BA 4366-501 Introduction to Supply Chain ManagementProfessor
Dr. Divakar Rajamani
Room 2.107, Monday, Wednesday 1.30-2.45 p.m.
Professor’s Contact Information
Monday/Wednesday 12.30-1.30 pm
Teaching Assistant’s Contact Information: TBD
Monday 5.00-6.00 pm and Wednesday 10.00-11.00 am
General Course Information
Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, & otherrestrictions
BA 3352,MATH 1326, and MATH 2333
This course introduces the key players and challenges in supplychains. Types of facilities, inventory and transportation options, andthe role of information in managing supply chains are discussed.The objectives of different players in supply chains are laid out andcontrasted with each other. This motivates the discussion of integration/coordination of the players – a central theme in SCmanagement.The course develops an in-depth understanding of integrative managerial issues and challenges related to developingand implementing a firm's logistics strategy. The course emphasizeson challenges related to providing logistical support forprocurement, manufacturing, and distribution. The topics studiedspan supply chain strategy, segmental positioning, service providerrelationship and maintenance, value-added services, forecasting andcollaborative planning, order management, transportation,inventory, warehousing, and material handling. The courseconcludes with emphasis on facility network design and integratedperformance measurement.The aim of the course is to provide students with anunderstanding of the strategic and tactical elements of supplychains. The focus of this class is on both theoretical and practicalissues. At the end of the course it is expected that the students havea clearer understanding of how supply chains function and work.The teaching method is a combination of case analysis, lecture, andclass discussion.