Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) 2022-2023 Edition


GSCM 601. Corporate Social Responsibility in Global Supply Chain Management. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will focus on the strategic impact of corporate social responsibility on the global supply chain. The goals of this course are to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the various types of supply chain events that are connected to corporate social responsibility and the strategic best practices to mitigate these events. Lectures will provide a theoretical basis and illustrate the practical application of concepts. Cases, articles from academic journals, short videos, assignments, and one exam will be utilized to reinforce the subject matter and provide a variety of learning modes.

Spring 2023GSCM 601AG3799M6:00pm - 9:00pm(J. Visich)

GSCM 602. Financing Global Supply Chain. 3 Credit Hours.

In 1973 world merchandise exports were a mere $579 billion, by 2010 the figure was $14.851 trillion. The advent of globalization and the economic development of emerging countries have created nothing short of a revolution in the physical supply chain. This course will examine the developments and opportunities of the parallel but critically important flow of funds that support the flow of goods. The course will be delivered relying heavily on cases and group discussion. Specifically the course will look into current knowledge and trends in the following areas: International trade finance (Letters of Credit, bills of lading, export insurance, export factoring, forfeiting, export credit agencies); international cash management; Insurance, credit risk and risk management; capital investment decisions related to the global supply chain; and sources and strategies of supply chain finance.

Spring 2023GSCM 602AG3002W6:00pm - 9:00pm(A. Ramirez)

GSCM 603. Advanced Supply Chain Integration. 3 Credit Hours.

A key challenge to successful supply chain management is coordination of activities across the supply chain. This course will provide strategies for supply chain design by identifying the appropriate level of integration and coordination to improve the long-term performance of the individual companies and the supply chain as a whole. Topics include demand forecasting, integrated business management (sales and operations planning), demand management and CPFR, demand planning, and relationship management. Hands-on learning will take place within a global supply chain management simulation.

GSCM 604. Logistics of International Trade. 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides basic preparation in transportation economics and management as well as international transport and logistics. This course provides basic knowledge of import and export requirements for making contracts, payments, insurance, managing risk, arranging transportation, dealing with customs, and international trade law and theory. The course is taught in two modules: International Transport and Logistics, and Logistics Analysis. Attention is given to how transportation pricing and tradeoffs work, shipper and carrier strategies, and logistics processes for moving goods and people internationally. Students will quantitatively develop and assess strategies for transportation and network planning, inventory decision making, facility location planning, and vehicle routing. The course objectives are based on a partial list of the exam requirements for the Certification in Transportation and Logistics (CTL) professional credential offered by America's oldest logistics profession organization, The American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L).
Prerequisites: MBA526.

GSCM 691. Directed Independent Study in Global Supply Chain Management. 3 Credit Hours.

The course is designed to allow an individual academic program to be tailored to fit the unique interests of a graduate student. At the initiation of the graduate studies, the faculty member and student will develop an academic plan that is submitted to the director of the College of Busines for final approval.