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Online · School of Business · Graduate Business

Supply Chain Management
BUSI-613

  • CG
  • Section 8WK
  • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020
  • Modified 01/30/2020

Contact Information

See detailed faculty information in Blackboard.

Course Description

This course will provide learners with a solid foundation of the theory and application of supply chain management techniques and practices that are dedicated to providing customers with superior value. Course topics include supply chain network design, facility planning, capacity planning, globalization and outsourcing, information technology, and global issues in supply chain management.

Requisites

Prerequisite

BMAL 590 or BUSI 700 or Meets BMAL590 / 27 hrs in BUSI with a score of 3

Rationale

Supply Chain Management (SCM) decisions/strategies are focused on continually improving every element of the supply chain. SCM decisions and strategies are critical factors in improving productivity and competitiveness, which ultimately improve cost performance and customer satisfaction, and eventually lead the firm to a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Therefore, it is critical that in today’s hyper-competitive marketplace, MBA students have a working knowledge of the functions and theories of SCM and the successful management of products/services through the supply chain.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the role of supply chain management in delivering superior customer value.
  2. Apply the theories of supply chain management practices towards delivering superior customer value.
  3. Formulate a decision process for mapping the processes in a supply chain, the use of just-in-time inventory techniques, and whether to make or buy a component, product, or service.
  4. Create criteria for the assessment of quality and its role in delivering superior customer service.
  5. Develop a framework for global sourcing and procurement decisions.

Course Resources

Required Resource Purchase

Liberty University Custom: Young (2017). Supply chain management (Custom ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Create. ISBN: 9781309072783.

Disclaimer: The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Liberty University does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources.

Recommended Resource

American Psychological Association. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (Current ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Additional Materials for Learning 

    1. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment
    2. Internet access (broadband recommended)
    3. Blackboard recommended browsers
    4. Microsoft Office

Course Assignments

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 500–750 words, reference at least 2 sources in current APA format, and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 350 words and must reference at least 1 source in current APA format.

Journal Article Reviews (6)

The student will review the articles provided in the course on topics related to SCM. Each article review must be at least 1,000 words, reference the course textbook, and must conform to current APA format. Each review must be submitted through SafeAssign.

Integration of Faith and Learning

The student will write a 750–1,250-word research-based paper in current APA format addressing how he or she will integrate his or her faith, as related to Supply Chain Management theory. The paper must include at least 2 references to scholarly sources, in addition to the Bible. This assignment must be submitted through SafeAssign.

Course Grading

Course Requirements Checklist

10

Discussion Board Forums (2 at 75 pts ea)

150

Journal Article Reviews (6 at 125 pts ea)

750

Integration of Faith and Learning

100

Total

1010

Policies

Late Assignment Policy

Course Assignments, including discussion boards, exams, and other graded assignments, should be submitted on time.

If the student is unable to complete an assignment on time, then he or she must contact the instructor immediately by email.

Assignments that are submitted after the due date without prior approval from the instructor will receive the following deductions:

  1. Late assignments submitted within one week after the due date will receive up to a 10% deduction.
  2. Assignments submitted more than one week and less than 2 weeks late will receive up to a 20% deduction.
  3. Assignments submitted two weeks late or after the final date of the course will not be accepted outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.
  4. Group projects, including group discussion board threads and/or replies, and assignments will not be accepted after the due date outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.

Disability Assistance

Students with a disability and those with medical conditions associated with pregnancy may contact Liberty University’s Online Office of Disability Accommodation Support (ODAS) at [email protected] for accommodations.  Such accommodations require appropriate documentation of your condition.   For more information about ODAS and the accommodations process, including how to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.liberty.edu/online/online-disability-accommodation-support/. Requests for accommodations not related to disabilities or pregnancy must be directed to the Registrar’s Office, which generally handles medical needs support.

If you have a complaint related to disability discrimination or an accommodation that was not provided, you may contact ODAS or the Office of Equity and Compliance by phone at (434) 592-4999 or by email at [email protected].  Click to see a full copy of Liberty’s Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy or the Student Disability Grievance Policy and Procedures.

Course Attendance

In an effort to comply with U.S. Department of Education policies, attendance is measured by physical class attendance or any submission of a required assignment within the enrollment dates of the course (such as examinations, written papers or projects, any discussion board posts, etc.) or initiating any communication with one’s professor regarding an academic subject. More information regarding the attendance policy can be found in the Academic Course Catalogs. Regular attendance in online courses is expected throughout the length of the term. Students who do not attend within the first week of a sub-term by submitting a required academic assignment (such as the Course Requirements Checklist, an examination, written paper or project, discussion board post, or other academic activity) will be dropped from the course. Students who wish to re-engage in the course are encouraged to contact Academic Advising to discuss their enrollment options. Students who begin an online course, but at some point in the semester cease attending, and do not provide official notification to withdraw, will be assigned a grade of “FN” (Failure for Non-Attendance). Students wishing to withdraw from courses after the official start date should familiarize themselves with the withdrawal policy.

Grading Scale

A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F
940-1010 920-939 900-919 860-899 840-859 820-839 780-819 760-779 740-759 700-739 680-699 679 and below

For courses with a Pass/NP final grade, please refer to the Course Grading section of this syllabus for the assignment requirements and/or point value required to earn a Passing final grade.

Add/Drop Policy

The full policy statement and procedures are published in the Policy Directory.

Honor Code

Liberty University comprises a network of students, Alumni, faculty, staff and supporters that together form a Christian community based upon the truth of the Bible. This truth defines our foundational principles, from our Doctrinal Statement to the Code of Honor. These principles irrevocably align Liberty University’s operational procedures with the long tradition of university culture, which remains distinctively Christian, designed to preserve and advance truth. Our desire is to create a safe, comfortable environment within our community of learning, and we extend our academic and spiritual resources to all of our students with the goal of fostering academic maturity, spiritual growth and character development.

Communities are predicated on shared values and goals. The Code of Honor, an expression of the values from which our Doctrinal Statement was born, defines the fundamental principles by which our community exists. At the core of this code lie two essential concepts: a belief in the significance of all individuals, and a reliance on the existence of objective truth.

While we acknowledge that some may disagree with various elements of the Code of Honor, we maintain the expectation that our students will commit to respect and uphold the Code while enrolled at Liberty University.

Adherence to the principles and concepts established within facilitates the success of our students and strengthens the Liberty community.

The Code of Honor can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=19155.

Schedule

BUSI 613

Textbook: LUC – Young, Supply Chain Management (2017).

Module/Week

Reading & Study

Assignments

Points

1

Young: chs. 1–2

Bible Readings

2 presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

Class Introductions

Journal Article Review 1

10

0

125

2

Young: chs. 3–4

Bible Readings

2 presentations

Journal Article Review 2

125

3

Young: chs. 5–6

Bible Readings

2 presentations

Journal Article Review 3

125

4

Young: chs. 7–8

Bible Readings

2 presentations

DB Forum 1

75

5

Young: chs. 9–10

Bible Readings

2 presentations

Journal Article Review 4

125

6

Young: chs. 11–12

Bible Readings

2 presentations

Journal Article Review 5

125

7

Young: ch. 13

Bible Readings

2 presentations

Journal Article Review 6

DB Forum 2

125

75

8

Young: chs. 14–15

Bible Readings

1 presentation

Integration of Faith and Learning

100

Total

1010

DB = Discussion Board

NOTE: Modules/Weeks 1-7 begin 12:01 AM (ET) on Monday and end at 11:59 PM (ET) on Sunday. Module/Week 8 begins 12:01 AM (ET) on Monday and ends at 11:59 PM (ET) on Friday.