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Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LGMT)

Courses that are not part of degree requirements may only be taken as electives.

Courses

LGMT 536  Purchasing for Logistics and Supply Chain Managers  3 Credits (3,0)

This course addresses the critical role of purchasing in supply chain management. The course begins with a review of the basic components of purchasing followed by a discussion of the role of purchasing in the supply chain and how it contributes to the strategy and profitability of the enterprise. The course also addresses the legal aspects of purchasing and the relationship between purchasing and inventory management, materials management, just-in-time manufacturing, and manufacturing resource planning. Global sourcing and the role of supply chain partnerships are also addressed, along with how to evaluate, bargain, and negotiate with suppliers. Other topics include the relationship between purchasing and quality assurance; different pricing methods; the use of different pricing strategies for different transportation modes; and the role of purchasing in evaluating capital investments as well as professional services.

LGMT 636  Transportation Management  3 Credits (3,0)

Transportation plays a key role in today's global economy. The focus of this course is on understanding the technical, operational, and economic characteristics of the different freight and package transportation modes and their application in integrated physical distribution systems. This course addresses regional, national, and international passenger transportation and explores the impact of the different transportation modes, transportation intermediaries, and intermodality on small package, freight, and passenger systems. The course also addresses national and international regulatory constraints and their impact on passenger transportation and global supply chain management. Additional topics include carrier and shipper strategies; alliance management and the use of third parties; transportation metrics; transportation security; and the role of information technology in modern transportation management.

LGMT 683  Supply Chain Management  3 Credits (3,0)

The focus of this course is on supply chain management. Topics include the evolution and objective of supply chain management; the major stages and processes involved in planning and managing supply chains; and why the concept of strategic fit is so important to supply chain managers. Successful students will also understand the major drivers of supply chain performance; key metrics for managing performance; and how to plan and forecast demand under conditions of uncertainty to meet desired customer service levels. This course also addresses the purpose and content of the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) Model. Case studies and problems are used throughout the course to highlight important principles and best practices in supply chain management.
Prerequisites: MGMT 524.

LGMT 685  Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management  3 Credits (3,0)

Globalization is affecting almost every aspect of the world?s economy. The growth of global logistics and supply chain networks in international trade operations represent a substantial proportion of the economic activity of the world economy. The focus of this course is on distinguishing the role of logistics and supply chain management play, in meeting the demands of the entire spectrum in a global enterprise, from the sourcing of raw materials through the delivery of the finished products to the customer. The course addresses the scope of logistics and supply chain networks in a global environment framework. Topics include global trade and infrastructure; strategies supporting alternative market entry methods; the impact on international logistics using various transportation modes; international commerce terms and contracts; payment methods and transaction risks; global warehousing, packaging, export, and distribution; supply chain security and operations; developing global competitive advantage. A number of case studies analyzed throughout the course highlight important principles and best practices in global logistics and supply chain management.