Supply Chain Management

SCM 4362 | PLAN

Demand and Supply Integration

Course Purpose

The course develops strategies for demand and supply integration including planning and control systems, forecasting, and information technology. Due to the large scale and complex nature of global supply chains, effective management of the flows of materials, services, money, and information between firms is a challenging task. Currently, Supply Chain Management, supply disruption, and the resulting demand-supply imbalances are some of the most widely covered topics in news cycles throughout the world. This course explores manufacturing planning and control-related systems and how they can be tailored to provide a competitive advantage.

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Expected Learning Objectives

Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the strategies and techniques used to achieve demand and supply integration across the supply chain. Students will explore the variety of components comprising the manufacturing planning and control-related systems and how they work together and alternative strategies for balancing demand and the supply factors required to satisfy customer needs.

Selection of Topics Covered:

  • Manufacturing Planning and Control
  • Enterprise Resource Planning Overview
  • Demand Management
  • Extensive Development of Forecasting Models and Analysis
  • Advanced Sales and Operations Planning
  • Master Production Scheduling
  • Advanced Materials Requirements Planning
  • Capacity Planning and Management
  • Production Activity Control
  • Order Point Inventory Control Methods

Course Pedagogy and Immersive/Experiential Activities

The material covered in this course is used to prepare students for obtaining the Professional Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM). Many students pursue and obtain their CPIM as a result of completing this course.

Throughout the course, case studies are utilized to highlight management implications of the material being covered.

Students are provided with course notes, textbook resources, and lectures. Practice problems are provided as well as experiential opportunities to utilize software technologies for solving demand management problems.

Grades are typically determined by performance in a series of Quizzes that progressively cover the course material and three exams.