OMM 503: Supply Chain & IT


70998 (for web registration)




William Griffith






Fall 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 9/11 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sat 10/2 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sat 10/23 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sat 11/20 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sat 12/11 (8:30AM-5:29PM)


Competency Area: Management & Decision Making
Required of and restricted to second year O&M Weekend MBA students who entered Summer 2009 and Fall 2009 entering; others by written permission of Program Director provided to Registrar’s Office via Antioch email.

This course provides an enhanced understanding of key concepts in supply chain management. The systems approach and a process orientation are explored at the individual-firm level and from the perspective of collaborative relationships among participants in logistics supply chains. Case studies are used to explore the impact supply chain and operations management has on businesses today. The course provides opportunities to investigate individual supply chain topics such as approaches to planning and managing inventory across supply chains, value creation through alignment and realignment of supply chain capabilities, the distinction of supply and value chain in sustainable businesses, integration of technology and supply chain performance metrics. The course will introduce student s to a variety of operations management techniques as they relate to “green” business practices and green technology. Students will do additional readings and discussions in Sakai and online. Students should check the course site on Sakai for online assignments that will begin prior to the first class meeting.