Examines personal and professional leadership characteristics needed by learners involved in projects, either as the project lead or as a project team member. In Project Leadership Principles learners examine leading, managing, and controlling for success in project management. Learners identify how the organizational structure, organizational culture, project life cycle model, and roles of various players impact project success. Learners will examine how high-performance teams are organized and developed includes engaging stakeholders, managing communications, and running project meetings.
Examine the concepts, principles, problems and practices of operations management. Effective management of operations includes: managerial processes, informational systems and technologies that are relevant in goods and service producing organizations such as facility and process design, product design processes, design and capacity planning, supply chain management, quality assurance and customer service management.
Identify techniques purchasing professionals utilize to effectively evaluate requirements, manage supply, work with vendors and evaluate the quality of goods. Contractual law and ethical issues facing the procurement professional are examined. Identifying and assessing the variables in negotiations, developing sound negotiation planning techniques and gaining an understanding of various strategies and tactics to resolve conflicts, contractual and interpersonal differences are explored. Additionally, learners will develop an understanding of the supplier/buyer relationship and the benefits of high-quality supplier management systems.
Utilize knowledge of concepts acquired from courses throughout the Supply Chain Management program. The learner will be given the opportunity to analyze, modify and test changes in supply chain design using simulation software to determine alternatives concerning the locations of distribution centers, modes of transportation, inventory and safety stocking levels. Learners will present to management of the supply chain organization various financial statements, supply chain performance metrics, scenarios and supporting data to demonstrate their knowledge in designing and implementing supply chain design strategies.
Obtain practical, hands-on experience while applying skills developed in the Supply Chain Management program by selecting and completing an applicable experience related to (select one): an internship, industry research, industry experience or service learning. Completion of the chosen experience will demonstrate knowledge of the program TSA (Technical Skill Attainment) outcomes.
Introduces the key concepts of supply chain management. Effective Supply Chain Management has become an important component in an organizations ability to stay competitive. Learners examine planning and demand management, supplier management, operations management, customer relationship management, and logistics management. Learners explore the integration and best practices that occur in these supply chain operational areas to deliver a product or service to the customer.