Supply Chain Management

SCMA 1001 INVENTORY CONTROL PROCEDURES (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: Program admission
This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful control of a company's inventory. Emphasis will be placed on inventory methods and control systems, physical inventories, prevention of shortages, and how current technology can assist the manager in inventory planning and control. Topics include: systems, area of management attending, economic order quantities, ABC analysis, MRP, bar coding, physical inventory, and cycle counting.

SCMA 1002 PURCHASING (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: Program admission
This course is a study of the fundamental aspects of industrial and government purchasing. Emphasis is placed on procedures, techniques, and challenges in the field of purchasing, as well as the basic organization of purchasing departments. Topics include: purchasing role in business, industrial purchasing, purchasing capital equipment, purchasing management and organization, governmental purchasing, electronic data interchange, and ordering decisions.

SCMA 1004 QUALITY IMPROVEMENT CONCEPTS (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: None
This course familiarizes students with the principles and concepts of leadership in quality improvement. Topics include the history of quality improvement, quality improvement leaders, quality tools, quality improvement implementation, team building for quality improvement, and future quality tenders.

SCMA 1005 DISTRIBUTION PRINCIPLES (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: Program admission
This course provides an opportunity to study the wholesaling function and the movement and storage of goods. Emphasis is placed on the transportation, storing, and material handling functions. Topics include: historical and contemporary wholesale distribution, inbound and outbound operations, traffic operation concepts, distribution center safety and security, purchasing, inventory, financial management, and inside/outside selling.

SCMA 1006 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES (90-0-6)
Prerequisite: None
This course provides an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the successful management and handling of materials. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and organization as well as traffic management, shipping and receiving, materials identification and storage systems. Topics include motivation and incentives, measured standards, freeing bottlenecks, reducing handling times and travel distances, quality control, cube utilization, handling of materials, and traffic management.

SCMA 1008 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT OBI I (0-45-1)
Prerequisite: Program admission
This course introduces students to the application and reinforcement of distribution and employability principles in an actual job placement or practicum experience. Students are acquainted with occupational responsibilities through realistic work situations and are provided with insights into management applications on the job. Topics include problem solving, adaptability to the job, use of proper interpersonal skills, application of distribution management techniques, and professional development.

SCMA 1009 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT OBI II (0-45-1)
Prerequisite: SCMA 1008
This course continues the application and reinforcement of distribution and employability principles in an actual job placement or practicum experience. Students are acquainted with occupational responsibilities through realistic work situations and are provided with insights into management applications on the job. Topics include problem solving, adaptability to the job, use of proper interpersonal skills, application of distribution management techniques, and professional development.

SCMA 1010 MANUFACTURING PLANNING AND CONTROL / JIT (75-0-5)
Prerequisite: Program admission
This course provides introductory instruction and hands-on experience in utilizing Manufacturing Resources Planning (MRP II) / Just-In-Time, a fully integrated and information management software system. Instruction moves step-by-step through policies, statistical quality control (SQC) and quality at the source.

SCMA 1050 TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: Program admission
This course introduces the student to traffic management in industry. Topics include freight regulations, rates, classifications and documents, principles of managing traffic operations in a distribution center environment, international distribution, and hazardous material distribution.

SCMA 1051 WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS (45-30-3)
Prerequisite: Program admission
This course gives an intense managerial approach to the proper ways to organize and operate a warehouse. Topics include warehousing principles, site selection, facility design, planning and decision-making processes, and inventory control.