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Supply Chain Logistics Concentration (25)

Required Courses for Concentration

MGMT 440 Logistics Management
MGMT 445 Purchasing & Supply Chain MGMT
MIS 340 Database Systems & Internet Technology
MKTG 406 Marketing Channels & Logistics

And, one (1) of the following:
MGMT 405 International Management
MGMT 430 Negotiation, ADR & Conflict MGMT
MGMT 460 Total Quality Management
MKTG 420 Global Marketing
PPA 450 Contract Management

Course Descriptions

MGMT 440 Logistics Management (5)

This is an introductory survey course of the history, current issues, and basic principles of logistics. It will examine the basic activities of logistics operations, the role of information technology, benefits of strategic partnerships, procurement, customer service, warehousing, transportation, and regulation. All will be discussed within the context of globalization. Prerequisites: MGMT 302 and MKTG 300.

MGMT 445 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

This is a survey course of the current issues and basic principles of purchasing and its role in the era of global supply chains. It will examine the traditional role of purchasing and supply management in cost containment and revenue enhancement. As well, the more recent responsibilities of environmental, social, political, and security concerns that have arisen with the expansion of supply chains into developing countries will also be examined. Prerequisites; MGMT 302 and MKTG 300, and Lower Division Core.

MIS 340 Fundamentals of Database Systems and Internet Technologies (5)

This course introduces the fundamental concepts and applications of relational database systems, as well as basic knowledge of Geo-database systems. Students will gain an understanding of the relational model and SQL, as well as the entity-relationship diagram for database modeling. The concepts and tools of database design will be stressed. Students will be required to use various tools (i.e. CASE) for instruction and assignments. Prerequisite: MIS 200A, ECON 210, or equivalent.

MKTG 406 Marketing Channels and Logistics (5)

A study of the distribution function including retail management, supply chain management, inventory management, transportation, and e-marketing distribution strategies. Includes study of relationship building with channel partners, channel leadership, and integrated channel strategies.

And, one (1) of the following:

MGMT 405 International Management (5)

An examination of contemporary issues related to managerial training, political structure, foreign receptivity to United States business, cultural factors, organizing, and controlling the international firm.

MGMT 430 Negotiation, ADR, and Conflict Management (5)

Comprehensive survey of current trends in the theory and practice of negotiation as a means of transacting business, including the resolution of conflict and reaching agreement. Principles of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) will be introduced as a tool for resolving disputes by non-litigious approaches, such as third party intervention, mediation, arbitration, etc. Topics include: integrative and distributive methods; internal team management and pre-negotiation analysis; tactics and strategies; context and dynamics; diversity impact of culture gender, and personality types; implementation, monitoring, and follow-up; and multilateral negotiation. Recommended: MGMT 300.

MGMT 460 Total Quality Management (5)

This course uses an applied and theory based approach to introduce the core principles of TQM, the most common and current TQM practices/techniques and how they relate to familiar management concepts. The course covers the concepts of customer-supplier relations, teamwork, and empowerment, and how TQM relates to topics such as organizational design and change, groups, leadership, and motivation. Students will learn how these principles and methods have been put into effect in a variety of organizations. Topics include: a review of contributions by Deming, Juran, Crosby and other, statistical aids, process control, quality teamwork, designing organizations for quality, strategic planning and total quality implementation, and quality leadership.

MKTG 420 Global Marketing (5)

Analysis of the development of international marketing strategies and programs from the determination of objectives and methods of organization through execution of research, advertising, pricing, distribution, financing, and human resource management activities. Emphasis on the design of optimal strategies under varying physical, economic, political, social, and cultural environments, and specific marketing situations. Case analysis. Prerequisite: MKTG 300.

PPA 450 Contract Management (5)

This course examines principles, practices, and issues of contract management activities within government, nonprofit, and commercial/business organizations. A comprehensive evaluation of the process addresses the fundamentals of managing the entire contract life cycle of small to large transactions in a management systems approach. Participants develop practical competencies in using different planning, development, implementation, monitoring, and close-out templates and guidelines, as well as techniques relating to critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. Federal Acquisition Regulations’ principles are integrated into the transaction process to address the extended range of contracting complexities associated with expanded expectations, such as delivery of advanced technology systems or logistical issues involving intricate delivery schedules.

Contact Information

Yong Choi

Chair and Professor of Management
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Telephone:  (661) 654-2181
Fax: (661) 654-2438

Angela Mora

Administrative Support Coordinator
Office:  Business Development Center, A-142
Phone: (661) 654-2181
Fax: (661) 654-2438