Upon successful completion of this course the student will have acquired a solid foundation relative to the integration of Information Technology and Supply Chain Logistics. The student will understand the critical importance and value of Information Technology in Supply Chain Logistics and how both elements are necessary for the successful implementation of profitable business strategies in our global economy. The student will be enabled to share their expertise from the knowledge gained from this course within their respective business enterprise at all levels of an organization. This material is process-driven, and it is not about theory. It will enable students and professionals in the Supply Chain/Logistics Worldwide Industry to utilize this knowledge for "real world" on-the-job application.
- To understand the different roles of software and hardware.
- To be able to explain the evolution of programming languages and how they have impacted software development from generation to generation.
- To understand the value of key functional areas for information systems.
- To explain the concept and successful operation of EDI.
- To understand how intranets, extranets, and the internet operate.
- To describe what has evolved in the development of the internet.
- To understand the value of e-commerce in relation to the business world.
- To understand why logistics measurements should be in sync with corporate strategy.
- To understand the basic logistics network.
- To understand the key issues facing supply chain management.
- To describe the value of the 7 primary and 10 ancillary functional areas in a SDVC.
- To recognize and understand the importance of systems in the integration of SDVC. (Supply Demand Value Chain)
- To summarize the benefits of strategic sourcing.
- To know how all of the ancillary functions fit together and support the primary function of SDVC.
- To understand and appreciate the significance of functional processes and what they bring to the SDVC.
- To be able to select the appropriate measurements necessary for evaluating a business SDVC.
Major topics covered in this course are listed below. Topics are designed to help students understand the critical requirements necessary to implement an integrated supply chain with Information Technology in order to foster improved business results at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels of business.