POM 675: Intrntl Supply Chain Mgt

Management of the flow of materials into, through, and out of operations in an international context. The course investigates how to manage such complexities as long distances, currency fluctuations, variable infrastructures, diverse cultures, political instability, and dissimilar legal systems. The value-adding activities of procurement, manufacturing/operations, and logistics/distribution are conceptualized as one integrated supply chain. By understanding various facets of the supply chain, this course will provide sufficient insight to analyze the challenges of configurations and coordination in a global environment.