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Cornell University    
  Feb 25, 2018
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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AEM 3430 - Principles of Supply Chain Management

Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: AEM 1200 /AEM 2200 AEM 2100  or equivalent Intro Stats course, AEM 2210 /AEM 2225 , and ECON 1110 , or permission of instructor. In 2017-2018 will be offered as a “blended” course with substantial online content and independent work, with occasional in-person class meetings.

C. Nicholson.

Supply chains are essential to how most businesses provide products and services to their customers, and supply chain management (SCM) involves decisions about assets, products, information and funds. This course provides an overview of key supply chain management concepts using the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) framework that includes planning, supplier evaluation and selection, production and service provision processes, delivery and returns. The focus is on concepts and tools to improve supply chain decision making. Students will integrate knowledge from these different areas of SCM and other functional areas of business in a case analysis project.

Outcome 1: Understanding of basic components and objectives of supply chains for products and services.

Outcome 2: Understanding of how supply chain management (SCM) is linked to other business sub-disciplines (e.g., marketing, finance, accounting).

Outcome 3: Understand components of supplier selection and evaluation.

Outcome 4: Understand components of SCM planning and information organization.

Outcome 5: Understanding of basic concepts of SCM production management and capacity planning (e.g., Sales & Operations Planning).

Outcome 6: Understanding of basic concepts of demand forecasting relevant to supply chain decisions.

Outcome 7: Understand principles of inventory management under uncertainty.

Outcome 8: Knowledge acquisition of the role of transportation and distribution networks in SCM and the implications of decisions related to them.

Outcome 9: Introductory-level knowledge of lean manufacturing, quality management and sustainability issues in supply chains.

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