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Course Number:
MSD 224
Course Title:
Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management
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Course Description

Examines fundamentals of supply chain management and its role in the overall business operations strategy. Explores the business processes and activities of the supply chain, including sourcing, procurement, inventory management and logistics engineering. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Identify the supply chain management (SCM) related business processes, problems encountered in practice, and the new challenges facing SCM practices. 
  • Design a road map to subsequent in-depth processes on SCM related topics, including product development,  purchasing, logistics design, and inventory management. 
  • Apply knowledge of the basic purchasing process and its strategic impact on an organization’s competitive advantage.
  • Use an understanding of the impact of globalization on logistics engineering and supply chain management.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

·       Various individual and/or group skill-building activities such as case studies, role-plays, or other exercises geared toward critical analysis of course concepts.

·       Written assignments or oral reports designed to integrate course material into personal experience or experiences of others.

·       Exams comprised of essay and/or objective questions, or an individual and/or team project or paper which requires integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts, issues, and themes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  • Identify supply chain management related business practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge of planning and logistics requirement in business
  • Build effective strategies with cross functional team
  • Apply effective written and oral communication skills to business situations
  • Analyze both local and global business environment
  • Apply an ethical understanding and perspective to business situations


General Concepts

  • Basic knowledge of supply chain practices
  • Benefits and risks of global supply chain management
  • Financial impacts on an organization due to supply chain management decisions & policies


  • There are complex problems & problem solving within supply chain operation
  • Skilled communication is required for success skills in a global business environment
  • Ethical and sustainability issues impact SCM practices and decisions.


  • Understand current supply chain issue
  • Successful supply chain operations require a range of skills for the evolving business environment