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Course instructor
Name Tri, Programme& Batch Email
Prof. Deepak Babu V Tri PGDM A, B

1. PGDM Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop competent professional and socially responsible leaders by
integrating managerial competencies; and advancing the field of management through
research, training and consultancy.

2. PGDM Programme Learning Outcomes

1) Demonstrate decision-making skills and competence to take meaningful management
o Define the problem. (Knowledge and Application)
o Identify various alternatives and their consequences. (Analysis)
o Choose the best alternative by applying relevant criteria and formulate the plan.
(Analysis, Evaluation and Synthesis)
2) Use their conceptual knowledge to manage organizations effectively.
o Explain concepts and theories clearly. (Knowledge)
o Apply relevant concepts in real-life situations. (Application)
o Demonstrate strategic thinking and cross-functional application of knowledge and
competencies. (Knowledge and Synthesis)
3) Respond ethically and in a socially responsible manner under any complex situation.
o Identify and examine social and ethical issues for personal and professional
situations. (Knowledge and Analysis)
o Apply values consistent with ethical decision making. (Application)
o Recognize the environmental and social impacts of business decisions and
recommend appropriate sustainable practices.(Analysis and Synthesis)
4) Communicate effectively
o Discuss and analyze information. (Knowledge and Analysis)
o Express ideas and facts clearly and completely. (Application)
o Articulate information in a logical and organized manner. (Synthesis)
5) Perform effectively in a global environment
o Identify the challenges of operating in a global environment. (Knowledge)
o Demonstrate an understanding of global dimensions of business. (Application)
o Demonstrate competence in the application of financial, economic, marketing and
managerial knowledge in the analysis of business problems in a global
environment. (Application and Analysis).
Domain Learning Outcomes (Operations Management)
I. Conceptual Clarity
II. Problem Solving
III. Class Participation
3. Course Learning objectives aligned with programme outcomes
Supply chain management course learning objectives are aligned with Program Learning
Outcomes.The Learning Objectives of this course is aligned with PGDM Programme and
Domain learning outcomes. Numbers in parenthesis denote the relevant Programme and
Domain Learning Outcomes
The Course Learning objectives are
I. Understand the Supply chain of an organisation and the need for
synchronisation of the supply chain.Understand the functionality of Transport
and the economics of transportation (Conceptual clarity)
II. Understand the role of policy and negotiation in purchasing (Class
III. Understand and apply inventory management in the context of a supply chain.
Understand the role of storage and warehousing and the key issues of
warehouse management (Problem solving)
IV. Understand the role of Information system in Supply chain management
Understand International Logistics and its role in supply chain management
and the role of Government in the Supply Chain (Global Outlook)

4. About Supply Chain Management Course

Supply chain management consists of firms collaborating to leverage strategic positioning
and to improve efficiency. Supply chain management requires managerial processes that span
functional areas within the organisation and link suppliers, partners and customers across
organisational boundaries. This course deals with the above said aspects of supply chain
management. Also, the course introduces the students to the role of transportation, purchasing
and warehousing in supply chain management. The course introduces the role of
international logistics in supply chain management and the need for integration of the entire
supply chain.

5. Course design and its relationship to course learning objectives

This course has five modules and the content in each of the modules are aligned with the
specific course learning objectives. The learning objectives focused is given in parentheses.
Bold and underlined numbers indicate the module’s primary learning objectives; others are

This module introduces the field of supply chain management. Transportation is a key aspect
in Supply chain management. The functionality and economics of transportation is discussed
in this module. ( I )
Module II
Purchasing is an in integral part of supply chain. This module discusses the role of policies in
purchasing. Purchasing will require negotiation skills and the module covers the key aspects
in successful negotiation (II)
Module III
Inventory management is an important aspect of ensuring a smooth of materials across the
supply chain. This module introduces the crucial elements in supply chain management.
Storage and Warehousing is an important aspect of the element of distribution in supply
chain. This module provides key inputs for warehouse management. ( III)
Module IV
Supply chain management involves massive flow of information across the supply chain.
This module covers the fundamentals of information system and its role in supply chain
management. (IV )
Module V
In today’s complex business scenario, supply chains involve global movement of materials.
Hence, this module discusses the fundamentals of international logistics. Also, the role of
Government in controlling international trade and its impact on Logistics and supply chain is
discussed. (IV)

1. Sunil Chopra, Peter Meindl, DV Kalra, (SC) (2006), Supply Chain Management –
Strategy, Planning and Operation ( Third Edition ), Pearson.
2. Donald J Bowersox, David J Closs, M Bixby Cooper ( DB) (2007), Supply Chain Logistics
Management (Second Edition), McGraw Hill.
3. Robert Monczka, Robert Trent, Robert Hanfield (RM) (2005), Purchasing and supply
chain management (second edition), Cengage Learning.
4. Donald J Bowersox, David J Closs, (DD) (1996), Logistical Management – The integrated
Supply Chain Process, McGraw Hill.

5. JR Tony Arnold, Stephen N Chapman, Lloyd M Clive (TA) (2010), Introduction to

Materials Management (Sixth Edition), Pearson.

6. Grading Criteria
Evidence of Learning and Assessment

o Demonstration of conceptual clarity on Supply chain management

o Demonstration of effective decision making skills with respect to transportation,
Purchasing, inventory and warehousing

7. Grading Structure
Mid term 20
End term 30
Attendance 05
Individual Written Assignment (Problem solving– DLO) 15
Simulation Games (Conceptual Clarity – DLO) 10
Case Discussion (Class Participation – DLO) 10
Group Project (Global Outlook – PLO) 10
Total 100 marks

8. Instructional Methodology
The lecture mode would be adopted as the common method of instruction. However, students
would have to solve specific problems related to the topics. Students would be guided on how
to solve those exercises. A case study approach would be adopted for the role of negotiation
in purchasing. Also, the students would have to self-learn the role of Government in
controlling international trade and its impact on Logistics and Supply Chain

The Assignment will be based on inventory management. The students will have to solve the
problems individually

Simulation Game
The student will be subjected to a artificial situation to assess his / her knowledge on the
subject. Rubric for measuring Domain Specific Knowledge (Conceptual Clarity) will be used
to assess the students
Case Discussions
The cases will be uploaded in Moodle & class will be divided into groups. The guidelines for
case discussion will also be uploaded in Moodle.

Group Project
This project will help the student to work in groups in order to map the supply chain of an
organisation. This will help the student to assimilate the concepts and understand how the
organisations apply supply chain management for their success.

9. Course policies
Please refer student guidelines
10. Pre-Class assignment
Students are required to submit a two page write up on what they understand as a supply
chain of an organisation.
The student will have through various reading materials available on introduction to supply
chain management This assignment is due before the first day of class, upload in the pre-
class assignment in Moodle.

11. Session Plan

Session Topic Reading Teaching


1,2 Module-1 SC Ch 1 lecture

Introduction to Supply chain
management, Supply Chain
3,4 Transport Functionality, Principles and DB, Ch 7 Presentation
Participants – Transportation Service –
5,6 Transportation Economics and Pricing – DB, Ch 8 Lecture
Transport Administration - Documentation
Group Project
Module-2 RM, Ch 4 Case study
Policy Overview, Advantages and
7,8 Disadvantages of Policy, Policy Role of
Purchasing, Policy Conduct of Purchasing
Personnel, Social and Minorities Business,
9.10 Buyer-Seller Responsibilities, Policy RM Ch 4 Role Play
Operational Issues, Purchasing Procedural
Area, Meaning of Negotiation, Negotiation
Frame work, Purchase Requirement, Plan for
Negotiation, Conduct the Negotiation,
11,12 Execute the Agreement, Negotiation RM Ch 14 lecture
Planning, Party Strength and Weakness,
Recognize Counterpart Needs, Identify Fact
an Issue, Practice the Negotiation, Power the
negotiation, Source of Negotiating Power,
International Negotiation.
Case Discussion

13, 14 Module-3 TA, Ch 9 Scenario

Introduction, Aggregate Inventory Analysis
Management, Item Inventory Management,
Inventory and the Flow of Material, Supply
and Demand Patterns, Functions of
15,16 Objectives of Inventory Management, TA, Ch 9 lecture
Inventory Costs, Financial Statements and
Inventory, ABC Inventory Control.
Written Assignment
17,18 Warehousing Management Meaning of DD, Ch: 13 Prototyping
Storage and Warehousing, Need of Storage
or Importance of Storage, Types of
Warehouses, Meaning of Warehouse,

19,20 Warehouse Functionality, Principles of Ware DD, Ch: 13 Lecture

House Operation, Developing the Warehouse
Resource, Warehousing Strategy, Planning the
Distribution Warehouse, Initiating
Warehouse Operations.

21,22 Module-4 presentation

Supply Chain Information System, E-
Commerce Overview of E-Supply Chain, RM Ch 11
Supply Chain
Information Flow, Map of SCM Systems,
Drivers of New Supply Chain
23,24 Internal External Strategic Integration, Data RM Ch 11 Case study
Information Management, New Business
Process, Replacement of Obsolete Systems,
25,26 Implement ERP System, Purchasing RM Ch 11 activity
Database and Data Warehouses, Electronic
Data Interchange, Types of Systems,
Information Visibility.
27,28 Module-5 lecture
International Logistics and Supply Chain
Management: Meaning and objectives, Suggested
importance in global economy, readings
Characteristics of global supply chains
29,30 Global Supply Chain Integration, Supply RM Ch 11 presentation
Chain Security – International Sourcing,
Role of Government in controlling
international trade and its impact on Logistics
and Supply Chain.
12. Course requirements
Students are required to come prepared for each session by reading the respective reference
material given in this course plan. Do bring calculators for all the classes. Also, students
should solve the exercises on time.

13. Assignment/presentation…. Schedule

session Assignment/presentation Due session

3 Individual assignment 20
6 Group Project 22
10 Case Discussion 16

14. Rubrics

Rubrics for problem solving

Performance Rating = 4 Rating = 3 Rating = 2 Rating = 1 Score

Defining the Student states the Student adequately Student fails to Student does not
Problem problem clearly defines the problem.
and identifies define the identify the
underlying issues. problem problem.


Developing a Student develops a Student develops an Student develops Student does not
Plan to Solve clear and concise adequate plan and
plan to solve the follows it to a marginal plan, develop a
the Problem problem, with conclusion. and does not coherent plan to
alternative follow it to solve the
strategies, and conclusion. problem.
follows the plan to

Collecting and Student collects Student collects Student collects Student collects
Analyzing information from adequate information Inadequate
multiple sources and performs basic information to no viable
Information and analyzes the analyses. Perform information.
information meaningful
indepth. analyses.

Interpreting Student provides a Student provides an Student provides Student does not
Findings and logical adequate an inadequate
interpretation of interpret the
Solving the interpretation of interpretation of the
Problem the findings and findings and solves the findings and findings/reach a
clearly solves the the problem, but fails does not derive a
problem, offering to provide logical solution to conclusion.
alternative alternatives.
solutions. the problem.


Overall Score
out of 4

Rubrics for conceptual clarity

Rubric Category Unacceptable (0) Problematic (1) Satisfactory(2) Good (3 )

Theories and Inappropriate Relevancy Vague Relevancy Relevancy

Concepts Incorrect Major Implied Described
Incomplete Inaccuracies
Lacking Details Minor No Inaccuracies
Inaccuracies Thorough Details
Details Too Broad

Applications & Inappropriate Relevancy Vague Relevancy Relevancy

Evidence Incorrect Major Implied Described
Incomplete Inaccuracies
Lacking Details Minor No Inaccuracies
Inaccuracies Thorough Details
Details Too Broad

Rubric on Global Outlook

Performance area Poor (1) Fair (2) Excellent (3)

No or incomplete
identification of some or
Some identification of Clear and some detailed
Identification of Global all of the following
most of the relevant identification of relevant
Factors relevant global factors:
factors factors.
Economic, Cultural, Legal,
Some analysis of
No analysis of impact of Clear, accurate and
impact of global
relevant global issues; somewhat detailed analysis
Analysis of Global Factors factors; some
Erroneous analysis of of impact of relevant global
inaccuracies in
impact factors
Some application of
No application of analysis Clear application of analysis
analysis to specific
to specific management to specific management
Application of Analysis to management situation,
situation; incorrect situation; valid conclusions
Management Situation weak conclusions or
conclusions or and good recommendations
recommendations made. given

Class Participation Rubric

Good (3) Neutral (2) Bad (1)

Participates Needs instructor push Does not participate even

voluntarily on after instructor’s push
most of the

Always Desperate or forced Does not make sense or

constructive to participation for marks opinionated or irrelevant or
the existing in- out of context
class situation