LSCM Logistics Supply Chain Mg

LSCM   7220   Analytical Methods in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

2 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A primer in mathematical operations to support data analysis for logistics and supply chain decision-making.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MS-LSCM program, or one of the following graduate certificate programs: Logistics and Transportation or Operations and Supply Management.

LSCM   7340   Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

4 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Covers basics of matching supply with market-driven demand for goods and services. A variety of SCM topics are covered such as: operating environments, supply chain business fundamentals, forecasting, process and capacity management, inventory control and sourcing and distribution strategies.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in LSCM   7220; and admission to the MS-LSCM program, or one of the following graduate certificate programs: Logistics and Transportation or Operations and Supply Management.

LSCM   7342   Operations and Supply Management Excellence

4 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Utilizes problem-based learning to explore various operations and supply management activities such as: sourcing strategy and leadership, supply cost management, purchasing, negotiation, inventory management and quality assurance.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in LSCM   7220; and admission to the MS-LSCM program, or one of the following graduate certificate programs: Logistics and Transportation or Operations and Supply Management.

LSCM   7344   Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement

4 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on process improvement with coverage of lean and six sigma analytical and performance management approaches. Analytic techniques for documenting and improving production operations and supply chain processes will be applied across various quality control and quality management frameworks.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in LSCM   7220; and admission to the MS-LSCM program, or one of the following graduate certificate programs: Logistics and Transportation or Operations and Supply Management.

LSCM   7440   Logistics, Transportation and Distribution

4 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides an overview of logistics activities in freight transportation and distribution. Fundamentals of transport modes, common terminology, frameworks, technologies and problems pertaining to transportation and distribution systems for products are emphasized and studied.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in LSCM   7220; and admission to the MS-LSCM program, or one of the following graduate certificate programs: Logistics and Transportation or Operations and Supply Management.

LSCM   7442   International Logistics and Intermodal Transportation

4 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Studies international logistics business processes to enable competitive global supply chain performance. International trade flows and challenges of intermodal freight transportation are emphasized and studied.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in LSCM   7220; and admission to the MS-LSCM program, or one of the following graduate certificate programs: Logistics and Transportation or Operations and Supply Management.

LSCM   7444   Logistics and Distribution Operations

4 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Utilizes problem-based learning to efficiently and effectively improve market-responsive transportation, warehousing and distribution operations. Course coverage includes multi-modal transportation operations, port operations, distribution management, and supply chain performance-enabling logistics technology.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in LSCM   7220; and admission to the MS-LSCM program, or one of the following graduate certificate programs: Logistics and Transportation or Operations and Supply Management.

LSCM   7890   Directed Study in Logistics and SCM

1-4 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Directed study under faculty supervision.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MS-LSCM program and permission of MS-LSCM Director.

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.