Supply Chain Management

Course Code: 
BBA 385
Course Type: 
Area Elective
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
The objective of this course is to provide students with the: 1) understanding of supply chain management processes and their relationship to other managerial functions and tasks, 2) appreciation of the complexity of global supply chain activities and the challenges faced in their management, 3) recognition of information and communication technologies utilized in the management of supply chains, 4) knowledge of emergent strategies and current trends in supply chain management and design.
Course Content: 

Supply chain definition and concepts, business processes (purchasing, operations, distribution), relationship to other business functions, applicable models and theories, supply chain strategies, managerial challenges, tools and techniques utilized in planning and decision-making, performance measurement, social/environmental/technological issues, and comprehensive coverage of practical implementations.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Self Study, 5: Brain Storming
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Homework, C: Performance Task

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assess. Methods

Students will be able to describe supply chain processes and their relationship to other functional areas in a global enterprise.

2, 3

1,2,3,4

A,C

Students will gain an understanding of the cross-functional nature of supply chain management, and will have knowledge of applicable models and theories. 

2, 5

1,2,3,4

A,C

Students will be able to identify and describe global supply chain strategies, and will have knowledge of performance indicators commonly utilized to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of supply chains.

2, 3, 9

1,2,3,4

A,C

Students will have knowledge of the appropriate tools and techniques to plan, control and manage international supply chains; information and communication technologies enabling the management of supply chains.

2, 8

1,2,3,4

A,C

Students will be able to comprehend social/environmental and technological issues in the context of global supply chain management.

3, 4

1,2,3,4

A,C

Students will be able to work as a group, and take responsibility for their share in the analysis of a supply chain case and preparation of its presentation.

6, 7

3, 4,5

A,B,C

Students will be able to present the summary of and conclusions from their work clearly and effectively, in a professional manner.

6, 12

3, 4,5

A,B,C

 

Course Flow

 

Week

Tentative Course Schedule

1

OVERVIEW                                                   

Chapter 1  Introduction to Supply Chain Management: Definition, importance, foundation, complexity, global optimization, managing uncertainty, current trends

2

PURCHASING ISSUES                               

Chapter 2 Sourcing decisions, make or buy, global purchasing - centralization versus decentralization of purchasing decisions

3

PURCHASING ISSUES                               

Chapter 3 Supplier Relationship Management: Information sharing, shared vision and objectives, supplier evaluation, performance metrics

4

PURCHASING ISSUES                           

Chapter 4 Strategic Sourcing for Successful Supply Chain Management: Supplier involvement, vendor managed inventory, strategic alliance development

5

MIDTERM I

6

OPERATIONS ISSUES                                

Chapter 5  Collaborative Planning Forecasting and Replenishment, qualitative and quantitative methods in forecasting

7

OPERATIONS ISSUES                                

Chapter 6  Enterprise Resource Planning Production Planning, Capacity Planning, Distribution Planning, ERP System Implementation

8

OPERATIONS ISSUES                                 

Chapter 7  Inventory Management: Dependent and independent demand, inventory models, centralization of inventories, risk pooling

9

OPERATIONS ISSUES                                

Chapter 8  Process Management, Just-in-Time and Quality Management: Lean systems, quality management, six sigma, process improvement tools

10

MIDTERM II

11

DISTRIBUTION ISSUES

Chapter 9  Logistics Management: Transportation, warehousing and distribution, reverse logistics, global logistics, third party logistics, sustainability

12

DISTRIBUTION ISSUES

Chapter 11  Location Decisions: Global location strategies, critical location factors, labor, productivity, proximity to materials and markets, labor issues

13

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Chapter 13 Supply Chain Integration: internal and external integration, push and pull systems, managing risk,  supply chain security issues

14

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE                

Chapter 14 Performance Management: Customer and supply chain partner considerations, measurement metrics, SCOR model, Balanced Scorecard

 

FINAL

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT OF STUDIES

QUANTITY

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms – multiple choice and short essays

2

40 (20 each)

Final – multiple choice and short essays

1

30

Group Projects – case studies - analysis and presentation

1-3

20 (of average of all cases)

Attendance to classes

 

10

Total

 

100

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

1

Students should demonstrate their knowledge of the essential body of knowledge in business management (functions of management: organization theory: policy and strategy: information, technology and operations management; human capital management; accounting; finance; marketing; economics; and an integrated perspective).

 

 

x

 

 

2

Students should demonstrate their ability to construct strategy, make organizational decisions and define the required processes to execute these decisions by utilizing the concept and knowledge in business management and by considering cultural and ethical values.

 

 

 

X

 

3

Students should demonstrate the ability to understand the dynamics of global business environment; follow the changes and improvements and understand the importance of flexibility and creativity in the changing global business world.

 

 

 

 

X

4

Students should demonstrate their comprehension of basic economics, law and social sciences which shape the global business environment and their ability to make decisions via this knowledge.

 

 

x

 

 

5

Students should demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively and work in harmony with members from different disciplines.

 

 

x

 

 

6

Students should be able to effectively communicate in writing or orally in global business environment.

 

 

x

 

 

7

Students should be able to appreciate and recognize contributions of individuals from diverse cultures, and should be able to effectively communicate, positively contribute and work as a team member.

 

 

x

 

 

8

Students should be able to use common information and communication technologies employed in business management.

 

 

X

 

 

9

Students should be able to define problems related with business processes, gather data, choose the required methods to analyze the data, evaluate the results and identify the necessary practices and communicate their ideas effectively.

 

 

 

x

 

10

Students should be able to demonstrate their ability to make contributions in business team or project groups, take responsibility and take the leadership role.

X

 

 

 

 

11

Students should demonstrate their understanding of business ethics and social responsibility concepts and motivation to take active role in these subjects.

 

 

x

 

 

12

Students should have required English proficiency to follow the current events and improvements in their professional area and to communicate their ideas in international business arena.

 

 

x

 

 

13

Students should understand the importance of lifelong learning to maintain personal and professional development.

 

 

x

 

 

14

Students should demonstrate that they have the discipline and responsibility to conduct an independent study, project, research.

 

X

 

 

 

 
 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

16

3

48

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

16

3

48

Case Presentations

2

6

12

Mid-term Exams

2

6

12

Final examination

1

10

10

Total Work Load

 

 

130

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

5.2

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5