Curriculum Guideline

Global Supply Chain Management

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
BUSN 3410
Descriptive
Global Supply Chain Management
Department
Business
Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Credits
3.00
Start Date
End Term
201820
PLAR
No
Semester Length
14 weeks
Max Class Size
35
Contact Hours
4 hours per week: 2 hours X 2
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Methods Of Instruction

Lectures, discussions, case study analysis, and guest lectures on industry-specific subjects.

Course Description
This course will provide the analytical framework for assessing the nature and challenges of operating global supply chains. It focuses on how global supply chains are set up, how to deal with international suppliers and transportation intermediaries, and how to maintain optimum efficiency in the production, inventory control, and delivery of goods in the international marketplace. Considerations for global e-commerce in managing procurement and sourcing of goods, determining storage locations, and clearing foreign customs will be examined. The course will equip students with the tools necessary to develop strategic plans that incorporate the key elements of successful global supply chain operation.
Course Content

1. Introduction to Global Supply Chain Management

• Supply Chain Management Processes and Challenges

• Optimizing Customer Value

• Using Information Technology (IT)

2. Planning the Global Supply Chain

• Supply Chain Plan Essentials

• Supply Chain Strategy Development

• Implementation of the Strategy

 

3. Managing Procurement and Sourcing

• Global Sourcing

• Adapting and Improving the Sourcing Process

• Forming Partnerships and Alliances

• Outsourcing Company Activities

• Negotiating with Suppliers

• Compliance with International Law

• Working with Customs Brokers

• Becoming a Supplier

4. Incoterms

• Incoterms: Descriptions and Purposes

• Choosing the Right Incoterm

• Other Sales Terms

• Documentary Credit

5. Production Management

• Planning Production Activities

• Managing Manufacturing Performance
• Meeting Standards and Regulations

• Release Procedures

6. Inventory Management

• The Basics of Inventory Management

• Maintaining Optimum Inventory Levels

• Planning Inventory Storage Locations

• Centralized and Decentralized Warehousing

7. Managing Delivery

• Processing Orders

• Planning Transportation

• Limiting Export Responsibilities

• Using Foreign Cargo Facilities

• Clearing Foreign Customs

• Working with Transportation Intermediaries

• Receiving Payment After Delivery

8. Managing Intermediaries

• Freight Forwarders

• Transport Specialists

• Trading Houses

• Third-Party Logistics Companies

• Customs Brokers

• Financial Institutions

• Cargo Insurance Underwriters

9. Managing Returns

• The Reverse Supply Chain

• Managing the Returns Process

• Outsourcing the Returns Process

 

10.  Managing IT

• Supply Chain Information Systems

• The Internet and E-Commerce

• Implementing e-Commerce Technology

11. Trade Documentation

• International Trade Documents

• Commercial Documents

• Transport Documents, Certificates and Official Documents

 

 12. Supply Chain Security and Risk Management

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide the analytical frameworks for assessing the nature and challenges of operating global supply chains.  It focuses on how global supply chains are set up, how to deal with international suppliers and transportation intermediaries, and how to maintain optimum efficiency in the production, inventory control, and delivery of goods in the international marketplace.  Considerations for global e-commerce in managing procurement and sourcing of goods, determining storage locations, and clearing foreign customs will be examined. The course will equip students with the tools necessary to develop strategic plans that incorporate the key elements of successful global supply chain operation.

Means of Assessment

Case Study(ies)                    10 - 25%

Assignments                          0 - 15%

Global Strategic Plan             15 - 25%

Examinations                       30 - 50%*

Participation                          5 - 10%

                                               100%

 

* no one examination may be worth more than 40%
Note: students must achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined exam components to pass the course.

Textbook Materials

Hult, Tomas; Closs, David; and Frayer, David.  Global Supply Chain Management. Latest Canadian Edition: McGraw-Hill Education.

Prerequisites

BUSN 1210 OR currently active in the:
PDD International Business Management or
PDD Supply Chain Management or
PBD International Supply Chain Management.

Corequisites

Nil

Equivalencies

Nil

Which Prerequisite

Nil