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Supply Chain Management (Revision 3)
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Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)
Centre: Faculty of Business
MGSC 418 has a Challenge for Credit option.
MGSC 418: Supply Chain Management is a three-credit course that examines supply chain management (SCM), and discusses its importance and benefits to the overall strategy and competitiveness of firms of all sizes. Companies are evolving in an increasingly demanding and competitive global market. The course explores all of the key elements that comprise SCM.
- Supply management—long-term relationships with suppliers, finding alliance partners, supplier management, strategic sourcing; also known as purchasing.
- Operations—forecasting and inventory responsiveness using techniques such as demand management; collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR); material requirements planning (MRP); enterprise resource planning (ERP); just-in-time production (JIT); and total quality management (TQM).
- Logistics—the logistics behind transportation, customer relationships, network (re)design, and service management; also known as distribution.
- Integration—linking and sharing critical information systems: coordinating/integrating responsive systems; global integration; measuring key performance indicators (quality, accuracy, timeliness, and cost).
Credits earned in this course can be applied towards the requirement for maintaining certification with the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) as a Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP).
MGSC 418 consists of 14 lessons, as outlined below:
Lesson 1: Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Lesson 2: Purchasing and Supply Management
Lesson 3: Creating and Managing Supplier Relationships
Lesson 4: Strategic Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing
Lesson 5: Demand Forecasting
Lesson 6: Resource Planning Systems
Lesson 7: Inventory Management
Lesson 8: Process Management—Lean and Six Sigma Quality in Supply Chain Management
Lesson 9: Domestic and International Logistics
Lesson 10: Customer Relationship Management
Lesson 11: Global Location Decisions
Lesson 12: Service Response Logistics
Lesson 13: Supply Chain Process Integration
Lesson 14: Performance Measurement Along the Supply Chain
To receive credit in MGSC 418, you must achieve a mark of at least “D” (50 percent) on the final examination, and a composite course mark of at least a “D” (50 percent). The composite mark is weighted as follows:
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To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Wisner, J. D., Tan, K. C., & Leong, G. K. (2012). Principles of supply chain management: A balanced approach (2nd ed.). Mason, OH: Thomson South-Western. ISBN 978-0-538-47548-8
Note: Included with the textbook is a code card for setting up access to an optional textbook resources website. The textbook is shipped as a shrink-wrapped package. If the shrink wrap is broken, the materials are not returnable.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 3, June 13, 2013.
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Updated September 09 2013