First Major: Any TEN (10) courses of the following have to be completed for a First Major in OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (OSCM) (10 X 3) 30 credit hours.

Second Major: Any SIX (6) courses of the following have to be completed for a Second Major in OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (OSCM) (6 X 3) 18 credit hours.

Minor: Any FOUR (4) courses of the following have to be completed for a Minor in OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (OSCM) (4 X 3) 12 credit hours.

ELECTIVES/MAJOR COURSES

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

PRE-REQUISITE

OSCM 4001

 Supply Chain Management

20 Core Courses including BBA 3115

OSCM 4002

 Inventory Management

20 Core Courses including BBA 3115

OSCM 4003

 Sourcing and Negotiation

20 Core Courses including BBA 3115

OSCM 4004

 Logistics Management

20 Core Courses including BBA 3115

OSCM 4005

 Managerial Forecasting

20 Core Courses including BBA 3115

OSCM 4006

 Product Strategy Management

20 Core Courses including BBA 3115

OSCM 4007

 Purchasing and Procurement

20 Core Courses including BBA 3115

OSCM 4008

 Managerial Decision Analysis

20 Core Courses including BBA 3115

OSCM 4009

 Simulation and Optimization

20 Core Courses including BBA 3115

OSCM 4010

 Service Operations Management

20 Core Courses including BBA 3115

Note: Each Course is Equivalent to 3 credit hours

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

OSCM 4001:  SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

In the current era of globalization, effective supply chain management is considered critical in achieving competitive advantage. This course provides an opportunity to study and apply supply chain management knowledge and skill sets under different business settings that a student needs for a successful professional career.  The supply chain strategies and performance drivers covered in this course are used across multiple stages, including supplier, manufacturing, distribution, retail, and customer. Topics include supply chain overview, strategic fit, performance drivers, distribution network, demand forecast, inventory management, transportation, information systems, sourcing, and pricing. The course imbues students with cognitive knowledge on materials and management applicable in different business situations; in addition to imparting psychomotor skills on problem solving and case studies.  In summary, students are groomed to develop as a confident resource person to add value in real life operations and supply chain environment.

OSCM 4002:  INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

Inventory Management system is designed to meet the dictates of the marketplace and support the company's strategic plan. The many changes in market demand, new opportunities due to worldwide marketing, global sourcing of materials, and new manufacturing technology, means many companies need to change their Inventory Management approach and change the process for Inventory Control. The Inventory Management system and the Inventory Control Process provides information to efficiently manage the flow of materials, effectively utilize facilities, resources, equipment, coordinate internal activities, and communicate with customers. The course covers topics such as economic order quantity, economic production quantity, quantity discounts, reorder points, safety stock under uncertainty, just-in-time inventory systems, and inventory strategy and inventory policies and will provide an overview of inventory system and their impact on materials management. In summary, students are groomed to develop as a confident resource person to add value in real life operations and supply chain environment.

OSCM 4003:  SOURCING AND NEGOTIATION

Sourcing is one of the most important decisions facing a firm and actions across industries tend to vary. Sourcing includes but is not limited to - assessing “make-buy” decisions, supplier selection, risk assessments, managing supplier relationships, negotiating and contract.  Hence, the domain of sourcing is more strategic in nature. In addition, globalization has provided opportunities for firms to source globally in greater numbers and be more innovative in the way they operate. However, this also means that firms are facing greater challenges to compete in a wider context. This course will develop an understanding of the strategic role that sourcing decisions can play in supply chain management and familiarize students with relevant strategies and tactics associated with negotiation. In summary, students are groomed to develop as a confident resource person to add value in real life operations and supply chain environment.

OSCM 4004:  LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

This course provides an opportunity to study and apply logistics management knowledge and skill sets under different business settings that a student needs for a successful professional career. Topics include logistics management overview, logistics, customer service, customer demand, inventory management, transportation, logistics design, together with warehousing, packaging and material handling. The course will focus on essential global logistics management knowledge, problem solving skills, analysis of case studies and the use of software.  In summary, students are groomed to develop as a confident resource person to add value in real life operations and supply chain environment.

OSCM 4005:  MANAGERIAL FORECASTING

Decision making in HR, Marketing, Operations, Finance and Economics often involve prediction of future value of a variable based on analysis of past data. As a result, Forecasting is a crucial part of planning in all type of business areas of an organization. The course “Managerial Forecasting” is aimed at the student who wishes to have a working knowledge of certain widely-used forecasting techniques in business. The course focuses on generating a comprehensive understanding of practical issues facing mangers with the task of prediction. In summary, students are groomed to develop as a confident resource person to add value in real life operations and supply chain environment.

OSCM 4006:  PRODUCT STRATEGY MANAGEMENT

Product strategy is fundamental to product development. The topic is expected to draw increased interest as the country’s manufacturing and service sector grows. In view of this development, the course incorporates cross-functional topics involving operations, marketing and supply chain management. This course provides an opportunity to students to explore Product Strategy Management issues including product design, buyer behavior, brand management and industry trends. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate and understand the important product strategy management concepts as well as applying tools and methods with an emphasis on problem solving. In summary, students are groomed to develop as a confident resource person to add value in real life operations and supply chain environment.

OSCM 4007:  PURCHASING AND PROCUREMENT

Purchasing and procurement has become integral to manage supplier relationships, enable network innovation, reduce cost, and mitigate the impact on society and the natural environment. The course imparts fundamental knowledge related to purchasing and procurement functions to the students. The course will demonstrate the process, principles, tools and techniques involved with efficient management of purchasing and procuring practices in different business environment. Additionally, the use of purchase and procurement operations in creating value for the supply chain is emphasized.  Hence, upon completion of the course, students are industry ready to become a purchasing and procurement professional. In summary, students are groomed to develop as a confident resource person to add value in real life operations and supply chain environment.

OSCM 4008:  MANAGERIAL DECISION ANALYSIS

Managers are required to make decision in an uncertain environment and often there are risks associated. In addition, there are individual and collective factors that affect the decisions that managers make in their everyday work lives. This course is designed as a business decision simulator which offers students the opportunity to apply operations and supply chain related tools, methods and models to solve real business problems. Students will learn to use some of the most important analytic methods (e.g., spreadsheet modeling, optimization) to recognize their assumptions and limitations and to employ them in decision making. Students will also learn to develop mathematical models that can be used to improve decision making within an organization; sharpen their ability to structure problems and to perform logical analyses. In summary, students are groomed to develop as a confident resource person to add value in real life operations and supply chain environment.

OSCM 4009:  SIMULATION AND OPTIMIZATION

The aim of this course is to provide basic knowledge of simulation and optimization with the special emphasis on model formulation and results interpretation. Relevant methods will be used to formulate, analyze, and solve mathematical models that represent real-world problems. This course will cover the optimization problems such as linear programming, transportation model, assignment model, and networks problems.  It also provides orientation to students regarding Monte Carlo Simulation, investment and budgeting problems, quality control problem, queuing problem, inventory control problem and networks problem.  In summary, students are groomed to develop as a confident resource person to add value in real life operations and supply chain environment.

OSCM 4010:  SERVICE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

The majority of the workforce in developed and emerging economies is working in the service sector. Services are intangible, not storable or transportable, and often highly variable. Frequently, their delivery involves a significant amount of customer contact. Management of service operation is complex and focuses on how firms can deliver excellent service while achieving business success. This involves a deep understanding of customers, competitors, and the firm's internal mechanisms. In addition, service organizations must respond to the requirements of customers to satisfy some needs and leave certain experiences in the minds of the customer through a service delivery system. This course addresses the various aspects of managing service systems including strategies, processes, design, delivery, capacity management, location planning and work scheduling among other operational, tactical and strategic issues. In summary, students are groomed to develop as a confident resource person to add value in real life operations and supply chain environment.