BMT870 - Global Supply Chain Management

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Subject Title
Global Supply Chain Management

Subject Description
Modern business is global.  The effective management of supply chain and distribution networks, to meet competitive pressures, is examined.  The challenges posed by logistics operations that straddle borders, cultures, time and distance are investigated.  Management of these challenges and integration into corporate strategy is analyzed.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the elements of modern supply chain management and recognize their impact on management of the global enterprise. (cognitive, comprehension)
  2. Analyze the benefits and drawbacks of tight integration of the supply chain and apply this analysis to both short/long and domestic/global dimensions of a firm's supply chain.
  3. Analyze the structural elements of a given supply chain in order to optimize the integration of the information and planning systems, design of the network, and management of facilities and inventory.
  4. Evaluate the performance of a given supply chain and make recommendations for improvement in its management.
  5. Identify the effects of information technology, globalization, and cultural differences on supply chain management and recommend strategies that provide competitive advantage to the firm impacted by these dimensions.
  6. Identify and analyze the various cultural, political and environmental issues and opportunities that may exist in a particular country or region and incorporate them into strategic business plans.
  7. Utilize case methods, individually and in groups, to analyze and formulate responses to business management situations.

Essential Employability Skills
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Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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