LSCM Logistics Supply Chain Mg

LSCM   9030   Special Topics in Supply Chain Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Explores important Supply Chain Management topics or methodologies not covered to any significant extent in other courses. The topic(s) to be covered will be announced each time the course is offered.

LSCM   9131   Logistics Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Key topics and concepts of business logistics are surveyed through readings, discussions, critiques and presentations of established academic articles in logistics and supply chain management.

LSCM   9331   Analysis of Secondary Data for Supply Chain Management Research

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will introduce students to the process of utilizing secondary data sources in Supply Chain Management research. Topics include: primary differences between utilizing primary and secondary data sources for Supply Chain Management research; conceptualization of research models, including proxy variable formation; identification of potential data sources; manipulation of large datasets and a variety of methodological approaches commonly utilized with secondary data.

LSCM   9630   Supply Chain Management Theories

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to provide a survey of key supply chain related theories. Particular emphasis will be placed on understanding the scholarly foundations and perspectives of supply chain management theory and its application in supply chain research. Among the theories covered are Transaction Cost Economics, Resource Based View, Contingency Theory, Agency Theory, Social Exchange Theory, Social Network Theory, and Systems Theory.

LSCM   9631   Research Processes and Philosophies in Supply Chain Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Foundational and emerging supply management research topics will be reviewed, presented, discussed and critiqued. Scope will span the evolution of supply management and its role in the firm, and then moves into critical topics such as buyer-supplier relationships, sourcing strategies, and emerging topics.

LSCM   9632   Operations Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Current and emerging operations management research topics will be reviewed, presented, discussed and critiqued. In the process, students will be exposed to a number of seminal articles selected based on evidence of a novel approach to either domain knowledge and/or research methods. This course will help develop skill sets in conducting independent research, critiquing articles, developing new research ideas and implementing a research study ready to be submitted to a journal.

LSCM   9633   Research Trends in Logistics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Trending and emerging topics in business logistics research are surveyed through readings, discussions, critiques and presentations of academic articles in logistics and supply chain management.

LSCM   9634   Supply Chain Management Research

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Explores conceptual frameworks and inter-organizational challenges studied in extant supply chain management literature. Frameworks covered will include those of the Global Supply Chain Forum, the Demand and Supply Integration Framework, the Supply Chain Operating Reference Model, the Value Chain. Representative Inter-organizational issues including collaboration, coordination, integration, risk, disruptions flexibility and resilience, technology adoption, sustainability, channel management, and the bull-whip effect.

LSCM   9635   Supply Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Foundational and emerging supply management research topics will be reviewed, presented, discussed and critiqued. Scope will span the evolution of supply management and its role in the firm, and then moves into critical topics such as buyer-supplier relationships, sourcing strategies, and emerging topics.

LSCM   9801   Comprehensive Exam Preparation

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An independent study unique to each student to aid the student's preparation for their Comprehensive Exams.

LSCM   9999   Dissertation

1-18 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A directed research project unique to each student to develop original research that will constitute a dissertation proposal and subsequent final dissertation to be defended.