God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. (Serenity Prayer, Reinhold Niebuhr)

SCM 210 Principles of Operations & Supply Chain Mgmt

Operations and supply chain management is concerned with the activities associated with the planning, production, and distribution of goods and services. This course surveys operating decisions and practices in both manufacturing and service-oriented firms. The goal of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding and working knowledge of the terms and concepts associated with the field of operations and supply chain management. Emphasis is placed on the systems approach to the efficient allocation of resources within the firm as well as the challenge of managing people, equipment, and materials to achieve organizational objectives.

 

Course Topics & Schedule

Below is a typical course schedule over the course of the semester. It assumes a one-week break over the semester.

Week Subjects
1
2
3
  • Project Management – Ch 3 Project management
4
5
6
  • SPC & Capability – Ch 6S Process control charts, Process capability analysis
7
8
  • Class Exercise
9
  • Exam 2
  • Location – Ch 8 Location Strategies
10

11
12
13
  • Break
14
  • Ch 14 Materials Requirements Planning
  • Lean & Pull – Ch 16 Lean
15
16
  • Comprehesive Final Exam

 

Please refer to the specific course syllabus for more detail.