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SCM 301 - Supply Chain Management (3 credits) 

Supply chain management concepts, principles, and methodologies.  SCM 301 is an introductory course that provides an overview of key logistics and supply chain management processes, concepts, and methodologies.  Emphasis is given to the framework for supply chain management, the analysis of logistics cost, and service trade-offs among inventory, transportation, and warehousing activities, the strategic role of information technology in supply chains, the use of third-party logistics providers, and the methods of measuring the value of logistics performance.  Instruction is based on problem-based learning. 

SCM 405 - Manufacturing and Services Strategies (3 credits) 

Investigates manufacturing and services strategies in supply chain networks.  This course examines manufacturing and services strategies, with special emphasis given to quality management concepts, methods, and issues.  After completing this course, students will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:

  • Explain the role of manufacturing or services operations from the boundary-spanning perspective of supply chain management and how supply chain management can be sued as a strategic competitive advantage
  • Articulate how the various components of a manufacturing strategy are integrated, particularly with respect to the use of information technologies for supply chains
  • Effectively apply operational and quality tools useful in implementing manufacturing strategies

SCM 460 - Purchasing and Materials Management (3 credits)

Purchasing policies, procedures, order specifications and agreements, supplier selection, and the role of purchasing in production planning and inventory management.  Not available to baccalaureate business students in Smeal. 




Contact Information

Debra Conway
Slusser/Bayzick Building
Phone: 570-450-3136
Email: dxk40@psu.edu


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