Online Supply Chain Management Program Featured Courses
Below is a sample list of courses you will take while enrolled in the Supply Chain Management online degree at Kettering University Online:
SCM 610 | FOUNDATIONS OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Students receive an overview of effective strategies for managing supply chains and an introduction to operations within complex networks and logistics. Practical skills to increase service levels and reduce costs are examined. Additional areas that are covered in this course include:
- Strategic planning and operation of an effective supply chain design
- Advantages of competitive supply chains and how weaknesses in the chain impact operations
- Key drivers of supply chain performance
- Application of analytical methodologies to impact demand planning in supply chains
- Overview of the use of technology in supply chain management
SCM 611 | COLLABORATION IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Effective collaboration across the supply chain is vital to creating a competitive edge. Working with suppliers upstream, and distributors downstream provide an opportunity for a boost in sales, a chance to reduce product inventories and increase the speed to market. None of this is possible without a coordinated effort which includes technology, relationship management, and management of the inter-relationship between parts of the supply chain. Students in this course examine traditional approaches to supply chain management as well as electronic commerce and issues related specifically to Internet delivery. In addition, they evaluate innovative approaches to create efficiencies that enhance collaboration and decision-making. Technology structure for information sharing, team management, and issues of leadership and power are also examined.
SCM 612 | CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT
Customer Relationship Management is at the core of all effective supply chains. Students in this course examine the comprehensive set of processes and technologies necessary for managing potential and current customers and effective ways of managing the customer relationship to ensure an effective supply of materials required for the product development. A range of CRM software is also examined.
FINC 619 | FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of the role in the firm performed by financial management. The first half of the course focuses on the theoretical valuation of stocks and bonds and the capital markets in which they are traded. The second half of the course focuses on both the use of financial leverage by the firm and working capital management. The need for financial managers to provide both ethical and legal leadership for the firm is stressed throughout the course.
SCM 613 | SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS
An overview of the strategic and tactical elements of logistics management is the focus of this course. Transportation, including multi-model freight operations, high-tech automated warehousing, and order delivery are fundamental. Critical analysis of logistics, with an emphasis on effective decision-making and innovation, is primary. Students review basic distribution and logistics issues that impact the overall business performance with the goal of analyzing and resolving distributions and logistics challenges evident in today’s business environment.
SCM 614 | PROCUREMENT AND RISK MANAGEMENT
This course provides an overview of the purchasing and strategic procurement of products, services, and e-commerce to gain a competitive advantage. The focus is on contract negotiation and supplier management with the goals of identification, mitigation, and reduction of risks to ensure effective supply chains.
SCM 615 | SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING: CAPSTONE
This course provides an overview of effective strategies for companies with global operations. These strategies consider the full spectrum of the supply chain – from raw material to finished product. Emphasis is placed on planning and integration of supply chain components into a coordinated system. A range of tactics are explored to produce optimal outcomes in supply chains and provide a competitive advantage, including the appropriate technology, and software solutions applicable to the Final Project. The final capstone project allows for the analysis of a supply chain to provide insight into ways to streamline a current supply chain. Another option, students may choose, is to provide an in-depth response to a supply chain challenge in a current or former workplace.
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