Global Supply Chain Management, 5 cr

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Date
    20.01.2020 - 02.04.2020
Last enrolment date
    15.12.2019
Place
    Online course
Prerequisites
    First year studies or basic business studies
Goal
    In this course we will view the supply chain from the point of view of a general manager. Logistics and supply chain management is all about managing the hand-offs in a supply chain - hand-offs of either information or product. The design of a logistics system is critically linked to the objectives of the supply chain. Our goal in this course is to understand how logistical decisions impact the performance of the firm as well as the entire supply chain. The key will be to understand the link between supply chain structures and logistical capabilities in a firm or supply chain.
Another term that has appeared in the business jargon recently is demand chain. From our perspective we will use the phrases logistics management, supply chain management and demand chain management interchangeably.

ILOs:
KU1: Able to employ theoretical and conceptual knowledge to identify and analyze business problems in global contexts.
KU2: Apply information based decision making approaches in business and managerial problems.
IS1: Able to gather , analyse, and evaluate business data and information and transform empirical data into useful and actionable information.
TS2: Exercise initiative and take personal responsibility for one’s work in terms of timeliness, professional behavior, personal motivation and planning skills.
Contents
    Logistics and supply chain management is unique and, to some degree, represents a paradox because it is concerned with one of the oldest and also the most newly discovered activities of business. Supply chain system activities - communication, inventory management, warehousing, transportation, and facility location - have been performed since the start of commercial activity. It is difficult to visualize any product that could reach a customer without logistical support. Yet it is only over the last few years that firms have started focusing on logistics and supply chain management as a source of competitive advantage. There is a realization that no company can do any better than its logistics system. This becomes even more important given that product life cycles are shrinking and competition is intense. Logistics and supply chain management today represents a great challenge as well as a tremendous opportunity for most firms.
Accomplishment
    virtual group assignments, virtual individual assignments, virtual exam
Literature
    Main reference: Logistics -Introduction to Supply Chain Management by Donald Waters. 1st or 2nd edition

For wider reading:
Title: Supply Chain Management, 3/E
Authors: Sunil Chopra, Northwestern University
Peter Meindl, Stanford University

ISBN-10: 0131730428
ISBN-13: 9780131730427

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright: 2007
Format: Cloth, 552 pp
Published: 03/28/2006
Title: Supply Chain Management, 3/E
Authors: Sunil Chopra, Northwestern University
Peter Meindl, Stanford University

ISBN-10: 0131730428
ISBN-13: 9780131730427

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright: 2007
Format: Cloth, 552 pp
Published: 03/28/2006
Price
    75 €
Further Information
    avoinamk@jamk.fi
Other info
    For further information regarding the course timetable and other details please contact directly via email the lecturer in charge of the course.

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