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Rutgers University Business School

Course Number – 33:799:301:04
Introduction to Supply Chain Management

Fall 2015

Thursday: 6:40pm – 9:30pm
Livingston Campus
BRR 1071

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:
Keith Fromelt

Office Location:
Office hours by appointment only

Phone:
(908) 566 - 2007 Mobile

Email:
Kf253@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Course Text Book:
Principals of Supply Chain Management
Third Edition
Wisner, Tan, and Leong
ISBN-13: 978-0-538-47546-4
ISBN-10: 0-538-47546-3

transform them into immediate goods and final products. manufacturers. Supply Chain Management at Johnson & Johnson located in Fort Washington. Keith then moved to Johnson & Johnson where he held a series of progressive roles in procurement. and customers. plan and control supply chain operations. and material transfers. Previously. design. These activities include purchasing and outsourcing activities. distributors. Pennsylvania. Keith has a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. marketing.Course Objectives: Supply Chain Management is the integration of the activities that procure materials and services. The supply chain includes all the interactions between internal operations. electronic business (e-business). Students are expected to have a solid understanding of production and operations management in order to solve complex supply chain case studies. The chain includes transportation. Keith was Executive Director. Students will apply quantitative methods. Keith resides in Skillman. Keith began his career with Abbott Laboratories in their Manufacturing Professional Development Program followed by a series of roles in production supervision and planning. suppliers. Keith has significant depth and expertise managing and transforming supply chain processes. and process excellence. sales. NJ with his wife (Monica) and three children Kevin (14). He has responsibility for all supply chain management activities for the company. distribution. plus many other functions that are important to the relationship with suppliers and distributors. After completing his MBA. cash and credit transfers as well as ideas. Keith joined Deloitte Consulting and worked on several transformational engagements for Fortune 500 clients. designs. forecasting. scheduling information. quality management. and deliver them to customers. Kaitlyn (13) and Jack (9). This course utilizes a set of operations management skills and tools that students can use to enable their companies to develop a competitive advantage in commercial environments that encompass global markets and competition. a private equity backed company located in New York City. various analytical techniques as well as utilize practical experience in order to understand how to operate. and supply chain management. inventory management. About the Instructor: Keith Fromelt is currently Vice-President of Operations at StriVectin Operating Company. . The intent of the course is to teach students techniques and methods employed by supply chain managers to plan and control the supply chain operating systems.

………………………………………………….Performance Assessment: Class Participation/Weekly Assignments…. Participation is strongly encouraged and is a part of your grade.……….. If you need to take a call. All cell phones must be silenced at the start of class to minimize disruptions.……………………………………………………… 15 Mid-term……………………………….. 6. participate fully in class discussions. please exit the class room quietly so that the discussions are not disrupted. 2.. Missing more then one class will not be acceptable.…………………………………………………………..... Punctuality is important. 5 Case Project III…………………………………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………… 25 Case Project I……………………….... 5 Case Project II. make arrangements with the instructor for any material that may be missed.………………………. 4. If you will miss any class. All assigned reading must be conducted prior to class. 5. 5 Group Term Project and Presentation………………………………………………………… 25 Final Exam. Honesty and Integrity: Everyone is expected to . Respect for one another is mandatory during class discussion..…………………………………………………………………………………… 20 Grading Guideline: 100 to 93 92 to 87 86 to 81 80 to 75 74 to 69 68 to 60 59 and below A B+ B C+ C D F Course Procedures: 1. The class meets every Thursday at 6:40 pm. 3...

All references must be cited. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Class Agenda: Supply Chain in the News / Review of Previous Class 6:40 .9:00 Questions / Final Words / Next Class 9:00 .7:00 Chapter learning objectives 7:00 . All of your written work must be your own.9:30 .8:00 Break 8:00 .Any form of dishonesty will result in an “F” grade for the course.8:10 Case Discussion 8:10 .

Fall 2015 Class Schedule Week 1 – 9/3  SCM Overview Week 2 – 9/10  Chapter 1 – Introduction to Supply Chain Management o Assignment #1: Discussion Questions 1-20 Week 3 – 9/17   Chapter 2 – Purchasing and Supply Management o Assignment #2a: Discussion Questions 1.23 odd problems only o Assignment #2b: Spreadsheet problems 1-8 Case Supplemental Reading(CJ Industries and Sunny Hotel) Week 4 – 9/24    Chapter 3 – Creating and Managing Supplier Relationships o Assignment #3: Discussion Questions: 1-17 odd problems only + 18 Chapter 4 – Strategic Sourcing for Successful Supply Chain Management o Assignment #4: Discussion Questions:1-32 odd problems only Case Assignment I Due – Sourcing at Whirlpool Week 5 – 10/1     Chapter 5 – Demand Forecasting o Assignment #5a: Discussion Questions: 1-17 odd problems o Assignment #5b: Spreadsheet: 1-3 Case Supplemental Reading (A Comparative Analysis of Utility Rate Forecasting: The Cape Coral Experience) Demand Forecasting: Supplemental Slides Group Term Paper Project Proposals Due Week 6 – 10/8   Chapter 6 – Resource Planning Systems o Assignment #6a: Discussion Questions 1-23 odds only o Assignment #6b: Spreadsheet: 1-7 all Sales and Operations Planning: Supplemental Slides Week 7 – 10/15  Chapter 7 – Inventory Management o Assignment #7a: Discussion Questions 1-20 odds only o Assignment #7b: Spreadsheet: 1-15 odds only .

and International Logistics o Assignment Chapter 9a: Discussion Questions: 1-25 odd problems Case Supplemental Reading (Reading the Tea Leaves at Tea & More: Resolving Complex Supply Chain Issues) Week 11 – 11/12    Chapter 10 – Customer Relationship Management o Assignment Chapter 10a: Discussion Questions: 1-25 odd problems Guest Speaker – Overview of EDI and Business to Business Electronic Commerce Chapter 12 – Service Response Logistics o Assignment Chapter 12a: Discussion Questions: 1-36 odd problems o Assignment Chapter 12b: Problems: 1-8 odd problems Week 12 – 11/19   Chapter 13 – Supply Chain Process Integration o Assignment #13a: Discussion Questions: 1-22 odd problems Chapter 14 .S. o Assignment #7c:Spreadsheet problems 1-5all Case Supplemental Reading (General Motors Brazil – Service Parts Business) Week 8 – 10/22    Chapter 8 – Process Management Lean and Six Sigma in the Supply Chain o Assignment #8a: Discussion Questions 1-34 odds only o Assignment #8b: Problems: 1-6 Case Assignment II Due .HBR Supply Chain Optimization at Hugo Boss Mid-term Prep Week 9 – 10/29  Mid-Term Exam Week 10 – 11/5    Chapter 11 – Global Location Decisions o Assignment Chapter 11a: Discussion Questions: 1-15 odd problems o Assignment Chapter 11b: Spreadsheet: 1-2 Chapter 9 – Domestic U. No Class – Thanksgiving Holiday .Performance Measurement along the Supply Chain o Assignment #14a: Discussion Questions: 1-29 odd problems Week 13 – 11/26 1.

Group 1 through 15 Presentations o Time: Constraints:10 mins per group (8 mins of presentation. 2 mins Q&A) o Slides: No more than 5 slides o Speaking Roles: 1 person presents the group takes the Q&A Final Exam Study guide review o Assignment #15b: Presentation Highlights 11-25 (Email to me or turn in at the final) Week 16 – 12/17  Final Exam 8pm to 11pm .Week 14 – 12/3    All group term papers due. 2 mins Q&A) o Slides: No more than 5 slides o Speaking Roles: 1 person presents the group takes the Q&A Assignment #15a: Presentation Highlights 1-15 Week 15 – 12/10   Group 16 through 25 Presentations o Time: Constraints:10 mins per group (8 mins of presentation. Please bring paper copy to class.

Select one of the SCM related areas listed below and carefully follow the reporting instructions. If you want to do a project that does not obviously . All projects must be approved by the instructor based on the proposals. The analysis should be written as if you are a consultant to the company presenting the responses to the board of the companies studied 5. The term paper is a team effort and only one grade will be issued for the team for each. The Supply Chain Management Term Project is comprised of a four person team. methods. and strategies discussed in class as well as the data provided to critique each case on how the supply chain issue could be addressed differently 4. Please select your team members carefully as early as possible. Utilizing best practices.75 around  Properly notate all references  Word document printed and given to the instructor on the due date Group Term Paper Assignment: Supply Chain Management Term Project The Supply Chain Management Term Project consists of a team term paper based on the research conducted about a specific supply chain area identified below or an otherwise a topic approved by the instructor. Answer pertinent questions 3.Case Assignments (4 Person Team) or Individual Write-up: Case Study Analysis: Students are to analyze each case and perform the following: 1. Each project team is required to submit a one-page proposal in class on October 1st. Synopsis of the case and major issues 2. The analysis write-up should be 1 to 2 pages  Double spaced  Size 12 Times New Roman font  Margins 0.

etc.  SCM-related processes. such as container security. to be referenced in your report). address briefly at least the following points:  What are the key technical and economical aspects of the SCM-related area? Which are of benefit to the marketplace (e. etc..g. products. and look at their future technological directions. such as Sales and Operations Planning. impact on businesses.  Global SCM issues that impact the bottom-line (logistics. Supply Chain Management Research Areas May Include the Following:  SCM-related technology. both individual and corporate)?  Who are the current “movers and shakers” in this area? Compare and contrast their technological and business approaches. Distribution. networks (wired or wireless). but your project should also cover future or emerging developments and their future potential.  Supply chain security. technology users. Second. management. Based on at least three sources (ordinary articles or Web pages. transportation security. transportation. please select a topic that is likely to benefit the class relevant to class discussions. and can report on it firsthand. changing global economics. etc. infrastructure security. such as databases. Find out the current or emerging commercial “players”. The term paper should integrate concepts and strategies identified in class. . research the current state of the chosen area and summarize it in your presentation and report. first response. electronic commerce. etc.fall within the suggested categories. etc. if new) to the current state of the SCM. select a SCM research area and describe its contribution (or projected contribution. procurement. It would be most useful if you have been exposed to that technology on your job. changes to current state.)  The future of SCM (trends. virtual models. Note that the current technology should be described briefly in your presentation and report. etc. preparedness. customer service.)  Company specific SCM issues that has changed that company’s business model and how they operate First.

Current State of the Area i. What are the current impediments to their approaches for acceptance in the marketplace? Examples are ease of use.75 around  Properly notate all references  To be printed and given to the instructor on the due date 2. You may attach to your report supporting material. Technological and economical considerations. All team members and contact information b. such as graphs and charts. technological longevity. but it is harder to analyze such material and reach conclusions. you are encouraged to voice opinions gleaned from your personal “crystal ball” (convictions and intuition). Term paper should be 6 to 7 pages not including supporting documentation (graphs. but be reasonable and brief. You may use reference material to support your analysis. ii. based on the current state of the area. Future directions . Brief historical review (if relevant) c. Key technical and economic aspects ii. Title i. anybody can collate material from the Web. etc. charts. Remember.) Term Paper Specifications:  Double spaced/Size 12 Times New Roman font  Margins should be no more than 0. In that case be sure to enclose any pasted text material in double quotes and to provide an exact reference for it! All pasted graphs and charts should also be properly referenced! Suggested Outline for Supply Chain Management Term Project Term Paper: 1. etc. Area chosen ii. price. key consumers) d. Third. The structure of the term paper should include the following: a. etc. Marketplace (key providers. unless you use that material as exact quotes. so this part is the most important in your report and will be most heavily weighted. express your personal opinions and conclusions on the future of chosen technologies and their applications. Analysis and Conclusions i. Introduction i. impediments. Make sure your arguments are logical and backed by your research. Note: You should not cut-and-paste verbatim material from any sources.