SLM-Log. Supply Chain Mngmnt (SLM)

SLM 2003 Supply Chain Management (2-2-3)

Focuses on the design, planning, control, and improvement of supply chains for competing effectively in the context of global operations. Topics include supply chain structure and configuration, approaches to intra-organisational and inter-firm integration, and complexities of material, information, and cash flows cross international borders.

SLM 3003 Supplier Management (2-2-3)

Investigates the concepts and main activities in procurement and supplier management. Examines the fundamental logic and commonly used practices in making procurement and supply decisions. Focuses on evaluation and analysis of suppliers with emphasis on supplier selection and supplier relationships. Studies the procurement and supply function from a management perspective and the general principles in choosing sound purchasing and supply strategies. Uses a real-life scenario to design a focal firm’s strategy for interacting with its suppliers.

Prerequisites: SLM 2003

SLM 3103 Warehouse and Distribution Management (2-2-3)

Focuses on the effective management of warehousing and distribution, which are vital to the fulfillment of customer demand and the ultimate success of a supply chain. Provides an overview of the trade-offs of the transportation function and finding locations for distribution facilities within a supply chain. Covers the key elements of warehousing and distribution operations with a focus on ensuring optimal logistical performance. Introduces the importance of using Warehouse Management Systems to for the efficient management of daily business of warehouse and distribution management.

Prerequisites: SLM 2003

SLM 3113 Logistics Management (2-2-3)

This course covers concepts, functions, and activities of logistics and Supply Chains. More specifically, Logistics Management deals with the efficient, effective flow and storage of goods, services, and related information in a supply chain. The key topics of Logistics management covered in this course include logistics evolution, logistics strategy and competitiveness, Customer Relationship Management, transportation, Incoterms, dangerous goods handling, packaging and material handling, sustainability in logistics, network design, and customs. This course includes the use of simulation.

Prerequisites: SLM 2003

SLM 4003 Supply Chain Risk Management (3-1-3)

Focuses on the identification, assessment and mitigation of, and response to, supply chain risks. It covers strategic and tactical approaches for mitigating various failure points within the supply chain, and quantifying financial, operational hedging, outsourcing, and new product development risks.

Prerequisites: (SLM 3113, SLM 3003) or OPM 2103

SLM 4013 Supply Chain Operations Planning and Control (2-2-3)

Examines important concepts and issues involved in managing the supply chain operations of a business enterprise. It covers important concepts, issues, and methods of an operations planning and control system such as the transformation process, material planning framework, sales & operations planning, resource plan, master scheduling, material planning, detailed capacity planning, production activity control, and strategic implementation of MPC systems.

Prerequisites: OPM 2103, BIS 3003

SLM 4033 Sourcing in Procurement (2-2-3)

Examines appropriate tools and techniques that can be used to enable organisations to assess sourcing options when procuring goods, services or work from external suppliers. Best practices in sourcing and procurement within a domestic and global supply chain context will be reviewed. Develops coherent understanding of important concepts such as strategic sourcing in relation to procurement, supplier evaluation and selection, developing a plan for sourcing, and the main processes in sourcing requirements.

Prerequisites: SLM 3003

SLM 4103 Inventory Management (3-1-3)

This course has been divided into three parts with the first part dealing with basic inventory management concepts and terms, including relevant inventory costs and methods of computing those. We assumes deterministic and constant demand. In the second part We expand from our initial deterministic and constant demand assumptions to allow for stochastic or random demand in inventory replenishment models. The third part of the course deals with inventory models involving multiple items in which we discuss inventory models subject to constraints as well as selective.

Prerequisites: STS 2003

SLM 4113 Negotiating and Contracting in Procurement (3-1-3)

Investigates the basic concepts and main activities in negotiating and contracting from a procurement and supply chain management perspective. Deals with the different aspects and approaches to negotiations and look in detail at the negotiations process. Also looks at tendering as procurement tool. Examines the legal aspects of purchasing, including contract management from a procurement perspective.

Prerequisites: SLM 4003, LAW 3103

SLM 4123 Managing Relationships in Procurement (3-1-3)

Discusses, analyses and applies business relationship management concepts from the perspective of the procurement manager. This includes contract management, assessing the relationship management approach, evaluating supplier performance, and the creation of initiatives to improve buyer/supplier capabilities and performance.

Prerequisites: SLM 3003

SLM 4203 Logistics and Supply Chain Research Project (3-1-3)

Demonstrating mastery of the program learning outcomes, this research project course requires the application of in-depth knowledge and research skills gained across the Logistics and Supply Chain Program to be evidenced in the industry-based project and report. The purpose is to integrate previously taught stand-alone courses in order to identify opportunities for the application and critical review of theory and practice in a business environment. In addition this research project is to be informed and supported where possible by industry to provide a high level of authentic learning.

Prerequisites: SLM 4003