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SCM 301 - Business Logistics Management

This is an introductory course that provides an overview of key logistics and supply chain management processes, concepts, and methodologies.  Emphasis is given to the framework for supply chain management, the analysis of logistics cost and service trade-off among inventory, transportation, and warehousing activities, the strategic role of information technology in supply chains, the use of third-party logistics providers, and methods of measuring value of logistics performance.  Instruction includes class participation, exams, practical exercises, and case studies.

SCM 320 - Transport Systems 

This course develops an understanding of the strategic role of freight transportation systems in supply chain networks.  Emphasis is given to the components of transportation systems, inter-modal and intra-model competition, their technological features, operational processes and cost conditions, the buyer-seller channels for acquiring transportation services, and the strategic and tactical alternatives for transport procurement.  Instruction includes class participation, exams, practical exercises, and case studies.

SCM 405 - Warehousing and Terminal Management  

This course focuses on the administration of warehouse and terminal functions in logistics systems, with analysis of customer services, forecasting inventory, investment, layout design, and operation.  Instruction includes class participation, exams, practical exercises, and case studies.

SCM 415 - Strategic Procurement 

This course offers special emphasis on the analysis of supply markets, supplier selections, building and maintaining key supplier relationships for long-term success, strategic planning, and use of information technology.  It also develops an understanding of the strategic framework, the managerial issues, and the best practices related to the planning and execution of "source" processes.  Special attention is given to the capabilities, methodologies and key measurement criteria, relationships, levers, and methods needed for responsive, flexible, and efficient procurement strategies and operations.  Instruction includes class participation, exams, practical exercises, and case studies.

 

 

 

Contact Information

Debra Conway
Slusser/Bayzick Building
Phone: 570-450-3136
Email: dxk40@psu.edu

 

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