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Official Course Syllabi 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BUSN 2030 - Global Purchasing & Supply Chain Management


Credits: 3.00
(3 contact hrs)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic concepts of global purchasing. Key elements in this course include managing international logistics and customs operations; indirect transactions; supplier source development issues; cultural, pre-procurement and quality considerations; counter-trade; methods of payment; and evaluating quotations.

OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon successful completion of BUSN-2030, the student will be able to explain the objectives of the global purchasing function and be able to describe its relationship with other functional departments within an organization.

Objectives:

  1. Given various assignments, the learner will identify the key purchasing functions that are common to the business enterprise such as engineering, manufacturing, marketing, finance, with a minimum of proficiency of Level 3 on the discipline rubric.
  2. Given various assignments, the learner will describe the importance of global supplier management and return on investment, with a minimum of proficiency of Level 3 on the discipline rubric.
  3. Given various assignments, the learner will discuss the value that supply management adds to strategic business objectives, competitive success, and the profitability of an organization, with a minimum of proficiency of Level 3 on the discipline rubric.

Outcome 2: Upon successful completion of BUSN-2030, the student will be able to describe optimal supply chain solutions to meet the requirements of the international business plan including evaluation of transportation modes, inventory, landed costs, and customer requirements.

Objectives:

  1. Given various assignments, the learner will demonstrate the impact on overall costs due to global competition, with a minimum proficiency of 3 on the discipline rubric.
  2. Given various assignments, the learner will identify and compare sources using transportation costs as a foundation, with a minimum proficiency of 3 on the discipline rubric.
  3. Given a variety of assignments, the learner will describe import rules and regulations, costs associated to timeliness and delays, with a minimum proficiency of 3 on the discipline rubric.
  4. Given a variety of assignments, the learner will identify the documents required for international movement of products and services, with a minimum proficiency of 3 on the discipline rubric.
  5. Given a variety of assignments, the learner will evaluate and select the potential channel intermediaries necessary to support the international business plan, with a minimum proficiency of 3 on the discipline rubric.

Outcome 3: Upon successful completion of BUSN-2030, the student will be able to explain the true costs, benefits, and risks of proposed product/service transactions in order to implement global risk management policies.

Objectives:

  1. Given various assignments, the learner will demonstrate an understanding of the make vs. buy decision process and the ramifications that this has on the overall business model, with a minimum proficiency of 3 on the discipline rubric.
  2. Given various assignments, the learner will calculate cost of ownership including carrying, acquisition and local/international transportation costs, with a minimum proficiency of 3 on the discipline rubric.
  3. Given various assignments, the learner will demonstrate an understanding of the impact that all areas of an organization have on the purchasing decision including engineering, customer service and manufacturing.

Outcome 4: Upon successful completion of BUSN-2030, the student will be able to evaluate the fundamentals of cost, quality and performance measurements commonly used in world-class supply chains.

Objectives:

  1. Given various assignments, the learner will demonstrate the basis for determining costs for any given product in the procurement cycle, with a minimum Level 3 on the discipline rubric.
  2. Given various assignments, the learner will identify the various philosophies of quality management with a minimum of proficiency of Level 3 on the discipline rubric.
  3. Given various assignments, the learner will discuss the most commonly used tools and methodologies that contribute to continuous improvement(s), with a minimum of proficiency of Level 3 on the discipline rubric.
  4. Given various assignments, the learner will demonstrate proper usage of basic measurements designed to evaluate major aspects of supply decision-making process, with a minimum pf proficiency of 3 on the discipline rubric.

Outcome 5: Upon successful completion of BUSN-2030, the student will be able to evaluate strategic and tactical decision making within the supply chain and how these decisions impact the organization from a global perspective.

Objectives:

  1. Given various assignments, the learner will demonstrate the strategic decision making process to determine the form and function of the overall supply chain, with a minimum Level 3 on the discipline rubric.
  2. Given various assignments, the learner will demonstrate an understanding of the tactical implications of the supply chain and the day-to-day decision-making process including domestic and international purchase decisions, with a minimum Level 3 on the discipline rubric.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES
(Bulleted outcomes apply to the course)

  • 1. The graduate can integrate the knowledge and technological skills necessary to be a successful learner.
  • 2. The graduate can demonstrate how to think competently.
  • 3. The graduate can demonstrate how to employ mathematical knowledge.
  • 4. The graduate can demonstrate how to communicate competently.
  • 5. The graduate is sensitive to issues relating to a diverse, global society

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
  1. Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
    1. World Class Supply Management
    2. Decision Making in Supply Chain Management
    3. Supply Challenges Facing Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
  2. Organizational Structures for Supply Chain Management
    1. Supply Activities and Responsibilities
    2. Cross-Functional Supply Teams
    3. Organizing the Supply Chain
    4. Centralized Supply Structure
  3. Supply Chain Management Process
    1. Identification of Potential Sourcing
    2. Supplier Selection and Determination
    3. Receipt and Inspection of Goods
    4. Supply Process Flowchart
  4. Quality, Specification, and Service
    1. Standardization and Simplification
    2. Total Quality Management
    3. Process Control
    4. Supplier Certification
  5. Strategic Cost Management
    1. Target Pricing
    2. Discounts
    3. Negotiation
    4. Supplier Selection
  6. Global Supply Chain Management
    1. Global Sourcing
    2. Countertrade
    3. Free Trade Agreements
    4. Foreign Trade Zones
    5. Evaluating International Suppliers
  7. Supply Law and Ethics
    1. Common Law and the Purchase of Services
    2. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
    3. Social Responsibility
    4. Product Liability
  8. Global Strategies in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
    1. Risk Management
    2. Implementing World Class Supply Chain Management
    3. Strategic Planning

Primary Faculty
Greek, Patrick
Secondary Faculty
James, Robert
Associate Dean
Johnson, Elise



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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