Supply Chain Management
'A supply chain is the network of organizations that collaborate to transform materials, and distribute final products to customers. No company can do better than its supply chain. If designed and managed properly, supply chains are a crucial source of competitive advantage for both manufacturing and service organizations. Effective management of supply chains is a tremendous challenge for most firms which, paradoxically, can also be a great opportunity. Supply chain improvement and innovation have become even more pressing with shrinking product life cycles, expanding product and service variety, and intensifying market competition. For managers in operations and marketing, this course introduces the fundamental principles and techniques for effective management of supply chains. For managers in accounting and finance, this course presents methodologies for assessing supply chain impacts on firms' performance.'