From corporate giants to small businesses, product manaufacturing firms constantly strive to optimize operations and logistics techniques and practices. This course introduces the concept of supply chain management (SCM) and identifies how companies are using SCM to reduce costs and gain competitive advantage. In addition to looking at the history and evolution of SCM, we explore the relationship between domestic and foreign goods supply and how logistical efficiency, environmental factors, and strategic positioning come together to help companies compete more effectively.

Prerequisite: ECON E-10a, MGMT E-5000, or the equivalents. (4 credits)

Spring term 2014 (24065)
Zal Phiroz, MBA, President, Pier Consulting Group.
Wednesdays beginning Jan. 29, 7:40-9:40 pm. Required sections to be arranged.
Course tuition: graduate credit $2,000.

Limited enrollment.

Course taught via live web conference using Blackboard Collaborate.