Best practices for strategic global supply chain management, integration of global supply chain functions from raw materials to the final end user, and leveraging of global supply chain strategies for competitive advantage. Topics include designing global supply chain networks, developing and managing supply chain performance metrics, and identifying and mitigating supply chain risks.
The role of logistics and distribution within an organization's supply chain and business strategies. Design, management, and control of logistics systems, providing insight into the key functions and complex activities required to move goods through the supply chain including transportation, inventory management, warehousing, order fulfillment, facility location, and customer service will be emphasized.
Main types of supply chain software that support processes such as capacity planning, production management and planning, material planning, sourcing, and delivery of products. These software systems include enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, transportation management systems, warehouse management systems, electronic data interchange, and tracking techniques.
Knowledge and skills necessary to successfully perform international transactions from the United States, including importing, exporting, securing and optimizing international supply chains.
Contemporary areas of logistics and supply chain management. May be repeated with permission of advisor.