AIT 645 Supply Chain Management

3 credits

Faced with increasing competition, inflexible pricing of materials, and ever-greater customer demands, companies are reassessing their supply chain as a potential opportunity for profitable growth. In this course, students study the supply chain from end to end, and trace the flow of products, services, and information from suppliers to the final customer. Students gain an understanding of the interrelationship of revenues, costs, and asset utilization, and how coordinated activities across the supply chain can bring about efficiencies in one or more of these areas and lead to added value for customers. In a Business-to-Business environment, enterprise-wide technology systems are increasingly being implemented to integrate companies with their up-chain suppliers and down-chain customers. Students study the affect of E-commerce transactions across the supply chain and how Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) systems are bringing about lower transaction costs, faster order-handling, and more efficient inventory management.

Prerequisite(s): None