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The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management

BA 4V00 502 Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Summary
Session Location Day and Time Instructor Contact Information Office Hours Teaching Assistant Contact Information Office Hours BA 4V00 502, Spring 2006, 3 Credits SOM 2.803 Thursday, 7.00-9.45 pm Dr. Divakar Rajamani divakar@utdallas.edu ; Off 972 883 4843 SOM 2.614; Thursday 5.00-7.00 pm Syed Kamal SOM-TBD , Extn: TBD, Email: syed.kamal@student.utdallas.edu Wednesday 4.00-6.00 pm “Laptops and Cell Phones Off”

Course Objectives
Objective: This course introduces the key players and challenges in Supply Chains (SC). Type of facilities, inventory and transportation options, and the role of information in managing supply chains are discussed. The objectives of different players in supply chains are laid out and contrasted with each other. This motivates the discussion of integration/coordination of the players - central theme in SC management. Time permitting, operations and tradeoffs in service supply chains (air/sea lines, health care, hotels and restaurants) are examined. The overarching course objective is to develop an in-depth understanding of integrative managerial issues and challenges related to developing and implementing a firm's logistics strategy. Attention is directed to the logistical mission confronted by varied types of business organizations. Logistics is positioned as a value-adding process that achieves time and place synchronization of demand stimulation and operations fulfillment. Emphasis will be placed on challenges related to providing logistical support for procurement, manufacturing and market-distribution. The topics studied will span supply chain strategy, segmental positioning, service provider relationship development and maintenance, value-added services, forecasting and collaborative planning, order management, transportation, inventory, warehousing and materials handling. The course will conclude with emphasis on facility network design and integrated performance measurement. COURSE OBJECTIVES: (1) Develop an understanding of the importance of logistics in the formation of business strategy and the conduct of supply chain operations. (2) Develop an in-depth understanding of logistics operating areas and their interrelationship. (3) Strengthen integrative management analytical and problem-solving skills. Prerequisites: None

Course Outline
1. Supply Chain Logistics Management 21st Century Supply Chains Logistics Customer Accommodation Procurement and Manufacturing

The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management
BA 4V00 502 Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Information Technology Framework 2. Supply Chain Logistics Operations Inventory Transportation Infrastructure Transporation Operations Warehousing Packaging and Materials Handling Operations Integration 3. Supply Chain Logistics Design Global Strategic Positioning Network Integration Logistics Design and Operational Planning 4. Administration Relationship Development and Management Operational, Financial and Social Performance

Course Materials
Text Bowersox, Closs and Cooper. Supply Chain Logistics Management, Second Edition, 2007 The textbook is available in the UTD Bookstore and Off-Campus Books. Lecture Notes The lecture notes/presentations will be posted in Web-CT.

Assessment
Attendance It is expected that students will attend all classes. It is student's responsibility to make-up for missed classes. Class Participation While no grade is assigned to class participation, we encourage the students to participate in class discussion. Assignments Assignments must be returned on the specified due dates. Late homeworks are not allowed. If you have difficulty due to an emergency, you will need to communicate with the TA or the instructor prior to the due date to get approval for exceptions. You may discuss the assignments with others but make sure that you complete the work independently. Students handing in identical assignments will be violating scholastic honesty regulations (Handbook of Operating Procedures Title V Chapter 49) and will not receive credit! Please submit your HW assignments as a hardcopy during the class time on the day it is due. This helps tremendously with tracking and printing issues given the class size. In addition, please type your HW or write very clean for legibility. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!

The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management
BA 4V00 502 Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Examinations There will be two exams. All exams are closed book. No make up exams will be given. You may use a calculator. Mid-Term Examination: March 2, 2006, 3 hrs Final Examination: April 27, 2006, 3 hrs Midterm Examination The format will be multiple-choice questions and short answers. The syllabus will span the material covered in all the lectures and cases before the quiz. The time will be 3 hours. The date of the quiz will be announced in class. Final Exam The final exam is in-class, closed-book, and closed-notes. The format will be multiple-choice questions and short answers. The final exam will include everything after the midterm. The time will be 3 hours. The date of the exam will be announced in class. Grading: 40 % final examination 40 % mid-term examination 20 % assignments and cases Although mark ranges for letter grades may be adjusted based on overall class performance and instructor discretion, the typical scale is given below: Mark Range 90-100 80-89 70-79 60-69 Below 60 Grade Category A B C D F

Policy on Scholastic Dishonesty
• The university has policies and procedures regarding scholastic dishonesty. Detailed information is available at http://www.utdallas.edu/student/slife/dishonesty.html. All students are expected to maintain a high level of responsibility with respect to academic honesty. Students who violate university rules on scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and/or dismissal from the university. Since such dishonesty harms the individual, all students and the integrity of the university, policies on scholastic dishonesty will be strictly enforced

Course Access and Navigation
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The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management
BA 4V00 502 Introduction to Supply Chain Management
don’t have a UTD account yet, you can go to https://warp.utdallas.edu to initiate your account at the start of the semester. Your UTD NetID is your WebCT ID to be used to log on to the UTD WebCT courses. For more information, please check out this NetID FAQs page. The URL for the course login page is: http://webct.utdallas.edu. You can login to the course whenever you want. You should login to the course site regularly to check course updates, discussion board messages and so on. The course is organized around one main homepage. Clicking each icon link will take you to different subsidiary pages containing the course content elements or built-in course tools. Some navigation components such as the Navigations Bar with Course Menu on the left side, the Menu Bar and the path link on the top and the Action Menu on the content page can help you navigate within the course site. For more information about WebCT tool usage, pleas get WebCT’s Student Guide at: http://www.webct.com/WYW/ViewContent?contentID=2626686. Within the course site, you can always click HELP on the Menu Bar to find information and answers. You can also check out Orientation Center to Online Learning and WebCT. For more WebCT information and its learning resources, visit WebCT Home Page. If you have any problem with your UTD account or connection to the UTD WebCT server, you may email to: mailto:guru@utdallas.edu or call UTD computer help call center at: 972-883-2911. If you encounter any technical difficulties with the course, you can send an email to gmbasupport@utdallas.edu