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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "MGT 335"
COURSE NAME: "Supply Chain Management "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Fall 2019
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Daniele Pica
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: TTH 11:30-12:45 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: MGT 330
OFFICE HOURS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The course is designed to expand student’s knowledge in the area of supply chain management by applying analytical methodologies and information technology. Supply chains are concerned with the efficient integration of suppliers, factories, warehouses, and stores so that products are supplied to customers in the right quantity and at the right time, while satisfying customer service level requirements at minimum cost. Deficiencies in the SC result in a downgrade of competitiveness. Only over the last few years have firms started to focus on supply chain management (SCM) as a source of competitive advantage. SCM is an area of knowledge which offers tremendous opportunity for most firms.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:

The course is designed to provide a solid base of knowledge in terms of concepts, principles and tools in the field of Supply Chain Management. The course is organized in five main sections:

  • Building a strategic framework to  analyse supply chains

  • Designing the supply chain network

  • Planning and coordinating demand and supply in a supply chain

    Managing cross-functional drivers in a supply chain

     Integrating Information Technology in a supply chain

     

     

     

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

To understand that supply chain management is fundamental to improving efficiency, competitiveness and customer satisfaction.

To provide students with a methodology for designing and analysing supply chains.

To offer students mathematical techniques for making optimal decision regarding transportation, partnerships, and inventory across the supply chain

To make students aware and knowledgeable of the impact of IT on supply chains

TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
Supply Chain Management: Sixth EditionSunil ChopraPearson978129093567  
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
Midterm Exam 1 33%
Midterm Exam 2 33%
Final Exam 34%

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for the course.
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS AND EXAMINATION POLICY

Class attendance is mandatory even though not graded. If a student misses more then 3 or more unexcused lectures he/she will be penalized with a 5% mark down in the final grade. Missing more than 5 lectures might results in the students being dropped from the course.

You cannot make-up a major exam (midterm or final) without the permission of the Dean’s Office. The Dean’s Office will grant such permission only when the absence was caused by a serious impediment, such as a documented illness, hospitalization or death in the immediate family (in which you must attend the funeral) or other situations of similar gravity. Absences due to other meaningful conflicts, such as job interviews, family celebrations, travel difficulties, student misunderstandings or personal convenience, will not be excused. Students who will be absent from a major exam must notify the Dean’s Office prior to that exam. Absences from class due to the observance of a religious holiday will normally be excused. Individual students who will have to miss class to observe a religious holiday should notify the instructor by the end of the Add/Drop period to make prior arrangements for making up any work that will be missed. The final exam period runs until ____________
ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE

SessionSession FocusReading AssignmentOther AssignmentMeeting Place/Exam Dates
Session 1Introduction to Supply ChainChapter 1  
Session 2 Supply Chain PerformanceChapter 2  
Session 3Supply Chain Drivers and MetricsChapter 3  
Session 4Designing Distribution Networks to Online SalesChapter 4  
Session 5Network Design in the Supply ChainChapter 5  
Session 6Designing Global Supply Chain Networks Chapter 6  
Session 7Planning Supply and Demand in a Supply ChainChapter 9  
Session 8Coordination in a Supply ChainChapter 10  
Session 9Transportation in the Supply ChainChapter 14  
Session 10Sourcing Decisions in a Supply Chain Chapter 15  
Session 11Pricing and Revenue in a Supply ChainChapter 16  
Session 12Sustainability and the Supply ChainChapter 17  
Session 13Information Technology in a Supply ChainBook Online Chapter